In brief: Convicted solicitor receives suspension

Allen Chubb, the solicitor convicted of falsely imprisoning and causing actual bodily harm to a client's wife, faces a three-month suspension by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal. In a hearing last week, the tribunal ordered Chubb to pay £1,927 costs and suspended him for three months, but then lifted the order pending an appeal. Chubb, 53, senior partner at Belgravia firm Child & Child, was convicted in a widely-publicised Crown Court private prosecution in April 1995. Chairman of the tribunal, Alan Ground, said: “We accept it was an isolated and momentary error of judgement.”