Fraud, theft, deception, conspiracy, lies, betrayal, subterfuge and - GREED.
People turn to trusted, respected professionals so that they are not lied to, betrayed and robbed. How ironic that they are then betrayed and robbed by the very professionals they retain. This is the ugly truth about the solicitors' profession and justice system in Britain.
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Yet The Law Society is a Company Incorporated by Royal Charter and its members are Officers of the Supreme Court.
The Law Society's own Code of Conduct states: "as a solicitor, you are an officer of the Supreme Court and must behave as befits a member of the solicitors’ profession".
However, legitimate serious complaints about solicitors are often dismissed by the Law Society on spurious grounds and reasoned, well documented submissions are lost, whilst many others are subjected to such delay that the complainants give up. Thus victory is handed to criminals.
The Law Society does not deserve the right to regulate itself, and that thousands of complainants each year are driven to despair by its woeful regulatory record is nothing short of a national disgrace.
"In recent years, there appears to have been a growing awareness of the assistance which professionals provide to criminals, particularly fraudsters."
(The role of solicitors in facilitating ‘Organized
Crime’: Situational crime opportunities and their regulation
Scandalous abandonment of standards by the Law Society, despite: Bolton v. The Law Society 1 W.L.R. 512;  2 All E.R. 486:
"‘The second purpose [of the Tribunal's orders] is the most fundamental of all: to maintain the reputation of the solicitors' profession as one in which every member, of whatever standing, may be trusted to the ends of the earth. To maintain this reputation and sustain public confidence in the integrity of the profession it is often necessary that those guilty of serious lapses are not only expelled but denied re-admission…. A profession's most valuable asset is its collective reputation and the confidence which it inspires."
Just like Michael Turner and Jackie Dyer , Mike & Jackie, who recently moved to Cyprus. See Rogue Traders case, in Sample Preview, below. Criminals and fraudsters bask in the sunshine leaving their victims destroyed while the "authorities" and regulators dither.
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England, where the Law Society is a , remains a very dangerous place in which to trust in its lawyers. It is also a dangerous place to do business as its regulators are ineffectual, intrinsically corrupt, and morally bankrupt.
Striking solicitors off The Roll is a meaningless exercise: Struck off solicitors
"Mounting complaints about bad solicitors have prompted plans for a major government review of how the legal professions in
England and Wales are regulated." BBC Radio 4
Transcript now available on this site as HTML, but taken from the above source.
* Solicitors' negligence attracts a large number of complaints in the UK each year. As in all walks of life there are dishonest solicitors whose actions can have more serious consequences. Solicitors' dishonesty is a breach of the trust placed in them, yet the present system is perceived as being biased in their favour. When faced with such complaints the legal professions take a defensive stance, which precludes objective review of such cases. The cumulative damage caused by such a stance can ultimately be profound to the claimants and the profession alike. Solicitor fraud goes un-addressed.