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This year, The Lawyer’s annual ranking of the largest UK law firms by turnover is available as an interactive, digital benchmarking tool. For the first time this will allow you to manipulate each data set against the metrics of your choice.
Ex-Hogan Lovells partner and convicted fraudster Christopher Grierson was struck off the solicitors’ roll yesterday at a Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal hearing, to absolutely no one’s surprise.
The SDT refused to confirm on what grounds they dismissed him, but given that Grierson was jailed for three years in May on four offences under the Theft Act 1968 after defrauding his firm of £1.27m one would imagine there were numerous breaches of the code of conduct to choose from.
Grierson did not attend the hearing because he’s in prison and the SDT does not have holding facilities for prisoners. Still, that didn’t stop it from ordering him to pay £14,000 in costs.