17 June 2021

Mr Hussain admitted the following allegations:

1.Failing to behave with honesty and/or integrity

Contrary to, Principle 3, Outcomes 3.1 and 3.2 of the CILEx Code of Conduct,

2. Failing to maintain high standards of professional and personal conduct and justify public trust in you, your profession and the provision of legal services

Contrary to, Principle 2, Outcome 2.2 of the CILEx Code of Conduct

3. Failing to comply with your legal and regulatory obligations

Contrary to Principle 4, Outcome 4.1 of the CILEx Code of Conduct

Mr Hussain had pursued a course of conduct during which he failed to disclose in writing to CILEx Regulation and to the SRA, matters that he knew or ought to have known would have been relevant to them in considering his character and suitability to be (i) authorised as a Chartered Legal Executive and (ii) admitted to the Roll of Solicitors. He failed to disclose to each regulator that he had been the subject of disciplinary proceedings by the University of Law in 2016.  The University had made two separate findings against him of cheating in his academic assessments during the Legal Practice Course (LPC).  The University imposed a final written warning.

Mr Hussain admitted the allegations and, in accordance with Rule 18(1) CILEx Regulation Enforcement Rules, agreed to determine the allegation by consent.

Sanction – Multiple sanctions
In accordance with Rule 17(4)(c) Enforcement Rules the Panel: reprimanded Mr Hussain for his misconduct and warned him as to his future conduct. In accordance with Rule 17(4)(b) Enforcement Rules the Panel also imposed a condition on Mr Hussain that, for a period of five years from the date of this decision, he notify all future employers of this misconduct decision, and notify CILEx Regulation, in writing, of all changes in his employment.