Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 07/11/95

James Edward Walker, 49, admitted 1972, practised at material times on own account in Theale, Reading, Berkshire, struck off and ordered to pay £675 costs. Allegation substantiated he was jailed for three years at Southwark Crown Court on 8 November 1994, after being convicted of conspiracy to use false instruments and two counts of conspiracy to defraud. Offences involved countersigning false passport applications for would-be immigrants from Hong Kong.

John Vincent Charles Veglio, 41, admitted 1979, practised as Veglio & Co, Surbiton, Surrey, fined £500 and ordered to pay £625 costs. Allegations substantiated he failed to comply with rules relating to delivery of accountant's reports.

Anne Bernadette Broom, solicitor's clerk, banned from working for any further solicitors without written consent from Law Society and ordered to pay £550 costs. Allegations substantiated she was jailed at Bradford Crown Court in September 1994 for two years after admitting 12 offences of theft and five of false accounting while working as a cashier for Messrs Bearders of Halifax.

Brian Donald Harper, 50, admitted 1972, practised as Harper Brodie & Co, London SW6, suspended for five years and ordered to pay £2,863 costs. Allegations substantiated he practised in breach of condition imposed on practising certificate and wrongly drew and used client money.

Marilyn Susan Nicolas, admitted 1979, practised at material times as MS Miller & Co, Croydon, fined £2,000. Allegations substantiated she practised in breach of practising certificate, failed to keep properly written accounts, wrongly drew and used client money and failed to comply with clients' instructions. Tribunal accepted Nicolas, previously before it in 1989, did not act deliberately or maliciously and allegations had arisen from "muddle and inefficiency". Taking into account financial losses incurred tribunal considered a fine was appropriate.