22 October 2020
Amy Wright admitted two allegations:
(1) Failing to maintain high standards of professional and personal conduct and justify public trust in herself, her profession and the provision of legal services by engaging in conduct that could undermine or affect adversely the confidence and trust placed in her and her profession by her clients, her employer, professional colleagues, the public and others, contrary to Principle 2, Outcome 2.2 of the CILEx Code of Conduct 2015;
(2) Failing to behave with honesty and integrity, contrary to Principle 3, Outcomes 3.1 and 3.2 of the CILEx Code of Conduct 2015.
Ms Wright had failed to produce individual and original work in breach of CILEx Professional Skills Assessment Regulations, specifically 2.2 (i) and (v); which resulted in the CQMC finding malpractice on 28 October 2019 and declaring her assessment result for her Level 6 Unit 23 Legal Research Skills void.
In accordance with Rule 18(1) of the CILEx Regulation Enforcement Rules, Amy Wright agreed to determine the allegations by consent and agreed a sanction that would be available to the Professional Conduct Panel or Disciplinary Tribunal.
Sanction – Exclusion – fixed period
The sanction was approved by the Professional Conduct Panel in accordance with Rule 18(3) ER and Ms Wright was excluded from CILEx membership for a minimum period of 12 months, without automatic reinstatement.