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RICHARD JOHN WAKEFIELD, 43, admitted 1979, practised as Richard Wakefield & Co, Shoreham, West Sussex, struck off and ordered to pay £1,289 costs. Allegations substantiated he dishonestly and improperly used client money for his own purposes or those of other clients, breached accounting rules by wrongly drawing client money, wrongly allowed cheques to be signed by persons other than those permitted by rules.
TIMOTHY DAVID LEWIS EPPEL, admitted 1975, practised as Eppel & Co, London W1, suspended for two years and ordered to pay £1,355 costs. Allegations substantiated he wrongly drew client money, failed to keep proper accounts, used client money for own purposes.
JACK GEORGE TRUST-HAM, 64, admitted 1969, and CHRISTOPHER JOHN GREY, 50, admitted 1971, practising in partnership as Wigram & Co, London W1, each fined £3,500 and ordered to pay £4,224 costs between them. Allegations substantiated that they failed to comply with terms of professional undertaking, failed to pay client funds in to client account, drew client money in breach of Solicitors' Accounts Rules.
STEPHEN JONATHAN CASS, 51, admitted 1969, practised at material times in partnership with Chasbra Cass & Co, Cricklewood, London, fined £1,000 and ordered to pay £1,239 costs. Allegations substantiated he failed to reply to correspondence from other solicitors, client and Solicitors Complaints Bureau.
FAWZIA AMTUL-HABIB SHUTTARI, admitted 1984, practised as Shuttari-Paul & Co, Southall, Middlesex, fined £1,000. Allegations substantiated she failed or was guilty of unreasonable delay in settling counsel's fees, was guilty of delay in securing taxation of legally aided fees, unreasonably delayed release of papers to client's new solicitors, unreasonably delayed papers for legal aid taxation.
RONALD CHARLES BROKENBROW, 59, litigation managing clerk with Messrs Olliers, Stockport, banned from working for further solicitors without written consent of Law Society and ordered to pay £485 costs. Disciplinary proceedings followed his conviction of fraud offences.