Kiani v Solicitors' Regulation Authority

Solicitor – Disciplinary proceedings. The appellant solicitor appealed against the decision of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (the SDT) that she should be struck off the roll of solicitors. The Administrative Court, in allowing the appeal in part, held that a reasonable reader of the SDT's judgment would conclude that it had considered the issue of dishonesty, which had not been pleaded. Accordingly, the SDT's judgment would be quashed insofar as it referred to dishonesty or made findings which were suggestive of dishonesty. However, there were no conceivable grounds on which the findings of lack of integrity could be said to be undermined by that error.

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