Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 05/03/96

Anthony Noel Hackett-Jones, 52, admitted 1969, practised as Hacketts or Hackett-Jones & Foley, Ipswich, refused restoration to roll and ordered to pay £850 costs. Applicant removed own name from the roll in November 1993 and in 1995 was sentenced to three years prison after conviction at Southwark Crown Court of conspiracy to defraud. Conviction arose out of attempted insurance fraud involving pretence that a person had been lost at sea while sailing off Channel Islands. Tribunal said if he had not removed own name from the roll he would have been struck off.

David Burke, 39, admitted 1985, practised under own name in London, (now living in Australia), suspended indefinitely and ordered to pay £2,306 costs. Allegations substantiated he practised without current practising certificate, failed to make accounts books available for inspection, practised without having paid contributions to Solicitors Indemnity Fund and practised in breach of condition imposed on his practising certificate.

Margaret Anderson, 50, admitted 1971, practised on own account and with firms in Sheffield, struck off and ordered to pay £1,036 costs. Allegations substantiated she failed to carry out client instructions with due diligence, failed to comply with Solicitors Complaints Bureau direction, failed to keep clients properly informed, failed to comply properly with a court order, was guilty of unreasonable delay in dealing with client affairs and professional business, failed to deliver client papers, and failed to reply to correspondence from Solicitors Complaints Bureau.

Kay Brown, cashier clerk employed by Fitzpatrick Dyte & Co, Northampton, banned from working for any further solicitors without written consent of Law Society. Allegations substantiated she had been guilty of stealing cash from her former employers and false accounting.