Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 18/02/97

Richard Hillman Vickers, admitted 1969, practising at material time as RH Vickers, Middlesborough, suspended pending compliance with direction of Solicitors Complaints Bureau and ordered to pay £1,332 costs. Allegations substantiated he failed to comply with direction of Complaints Bureau in that he failed to provide up-to-date information about missing deeds.

John Michael Davies, 49, admitted 1976, practising at material time as Michael Davies & Co, Blackpool, Gwent, fined £3,500 and ordered to pay £917 costs. Allegations substantiated he failed to comply with professional undertakings, was guilty of unreasonable delay, failed to forward papers when properly directed to do so and failed to reply to letters from other solicitors and SCB. Tribunal said matters complained of were serious but had been put right and there was no suggestion Davies had behaved dishonestly.

Edwin Robert Corwell Herron, 50, admitted 1970, practising at material times as Robin Herron & Co, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, suspended for two years and ordered to pay £775 costs. Allegations substantiated he failed to reply to correspondence from solicitors appointed by a former client and from the SCB. Herron was before Tribunal in 1989 and 1991 when he was fined £1,500 and £2,500 respectively – both complaints included failure to reply to correspondence.

Tracy Phadera Stevenson, solicitors clerk at material time undertaking work as a police station representative for solicitors in Brixton area, banned from working further for any solicitors without written consent from Law Society. Allegations substantiated she was convicted at Croydon Crown Court in May 1989 of nine offences of obtaining property by deception and given a suspended sentence of six months. She was also convicted at Isleworth Crown Court in October 1991 of attempted handling of stolen goods and sentenced to nine months, and at Croydon Crown Court in December 1993 of forgery and placed on two-year probation.