Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 24/10/95

Simon Edmund John Kaberry, 47, admitted 1974, practised as Simon Kaberry & Co, Leeds, struck off and ordered to pay £11,221 costs. Allegations substantiated he wrongly drew client money, paid his own money into client account, practised without current practising certificate, failed to promptly redeem mortgages, deceived clients as to his failure over mortgage redemption. Kaberry's activities said to have resulted in payments of £664,204 from Solicitors Compensation Fund and pending claims total £1,972.

Martin David Lawrence, 33, admitted 1986, practising at material times as Martin D Lawrence, Rochford, Essex, fined £750 and ordered to pay £793 costs. Allegations substantiated he failed to deliver accountant's report on time.

Paul Sullivan, outside clerk with Masons, London, banned from working for further solicitors and ordered to pay £616 costs. Allegations substantiated he was involved in fraudulent scheme relating to payment for issue of court proceedings. Sullivan was jailed by magistrates at Bow Street in June 1994 for six months after convictions of fraud and theft.

Christine Liggins, legal assistant with Talbot & Co, Burton-upon-Trent, banned from working for any further solicitors without written consent from Law Society and ordered to pay costs of £2,976. Allegations substantiated she improperly used client funds.

Michael Andrejczuk, 46, admitted 1978, practised in Corby, Northamptonshire, struck off and ordered to pay £560. Allegations substantiated he received nine-month prison sentence after conviction of theft at Warwick Crown Court on 18 January 1994. Offences related to mortgage fraud and alleged purchase by respondent's wife of property near Leicestershire. Andrejczuk previously suspended by tribunal in July 1990.