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Former Hogan Lovells partner Christopher Grierson has been struck off the solicitors’ roll, after pleading guilty earlier this year to defrauding the firm of £1.27m.
Grierson was struck off by the Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) yesterday (31 October) and ordered to pay costs of £14,000. He did not attend the hearing.
In May he was jailed for three years (30 May 2012) after pleading guilty to the expenses fraud first uncovered in 2011 (17 May 2011).
Grierson falsified his travel expenses over three years, with the fraud beginning in 2008. Once Hogan Lovells discovered the missing funds, it dismissed him from the partnership and, several weeks later, referred him to the Metropolitan Police (3 June 2011).
Earlier this year the SDT struck off former Ince & Co partner Andrew Iyer after he admitted stealing £3m from clients (7 February 2012).