Kennedys partner sacked as police probe alleged £1m theft By The Lawyer 31 July 2011 00:00 17 December 2015 14:41 Sign in or register to continue reading. It's FREE Sign in Email Password Keep me logged in Forgot your password? Not registered? It's FREE! Register now Register with The Lawyer marx 1 August 2011 at 11:06 Another one???? What’s going on here? Lawyers were so scared during the downturn that they’d be left with no money that they had to resort to taking client money? Wonder how many more are out there. Reply Link Boris Karloff 1 August 2011 at 11:32 @marx Lots and Lots. Probably. Reply Link Anonymous 1 August 2011 at 12:07 Pity. Such an elegant double-barrelled name. Reply Link Anonymous 1 August 2011 at 14:41 …. Dig deeper. Reply Link Anonymous 1 August 2011 at 14:48 People are basically the same… Reply Link Anonymous 1 August 2011 at 15:47 Perhaps firms need to start carrying out financial checks/credit searches like banks do, so they are aware of individuals whose financial commitments may give rise to an incentive to dip fingers in the till… Reply Link anon 1 August 2011 at 16:22 @ marx | 1-Aug-2011 11:06 am – If so then one wonders what tricks they will get up to during the coming economic meltdown, which will make 2008/09 look like a boom. Reply Link Anonymous 1 August 2011 at 18:58 If this was a small 2 partner firm the SRA would be shutting it down and prosecuting the other innocent partner. Does anyone know why the SRA operate double standards towards smaller firms in cases like this and what the justification for this is? Reply Link Anonymous 2 August 2011 at 14:13 may be he REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY needed the money? Reply Link Anon 4 August 2011 at 09:51 How can it be possible to steal client money and yet a firm’s systems and client fund monitoring be beyond reproach? Reply Link Anonymous 4 August 2011 at 15:31 Exactly! the 2 things don’t quite go together do they… it would be interesting to know for how long the money was “missing” before someone noticed – that would be the test of whether their systems were robust, thus justifying the SRA having- “no criticism[s] of [their] systems” Reply Link Name Email Cancel reply Threaded commenting powered by interconnect/it code.