Author Archives: Simon Gibbs

Solicitor struck off by SDT for ‘abhorrent’ overcharging

A solicitor who admitted having no understanding of accounts rules has been struck off for overcharging clients. Edgar Stephen George Thomas, who ran a practice in Pembrokeshire, said he had never worked out the average cost of a probate matter and had not updated his ‘rubbish’ client care letter for a decade. Thomas was charged […]

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Solicitor who overcharged struck off

A solicitor has been struck off the roll for ‘deliberate, calculated and repeated’ dishonesty – including overcharging a client by 500%. A disciplinary tribunal found that Premji Naran Patel, a sole practitioner at Alliance Solicitors, had ‘systematically abused’ client monies, overcharged for work and had deliberately misled his clients. According to the tribunal, he overcharged […]

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