Kennedys partner sacked as police probe alleged £1m theft

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  • 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.

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  • @marx Lots and Lots. Probably.

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  • Pity. Such an elegant double-barrelled name.

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  • .... Dig deeper.

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  • People are basically the same...

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  • 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...

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  • @ 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.

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  • 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?

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  • may be he REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY REALLY needed the money?

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  • How can it be possible to steal client money and yet a firm's systems and client fund monitoring be beyond reproach?

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