11 October 2007
The charge against Mrs Carolyn North of Hampshire was the she engaged in conduct unbefitting to ILEX or likely to bring ILEX or its members into disrepute contrary to Section 1(1) of the Code of Conduct and/or conducted herself in a such a manner as to allow doubt to be cast upon her professional integrity contrary to Section 1 (2) of the Code of Conduct.
The particulars to this charge were:
An order was made against Carolyn North under s43 of the Solicitors Act 1974 that no solicitor shall, except in accordance with permission in writing granted by the Law Society for such a period and subject to such conditions as the Society may think fit to specify in the permission, employ or remunerate in connection with their practice as a solicitor Carolyn North.
Carolyn North misappropriated client monies in the region of £17,724.48, during the course of her employment at RHW.
The charge was found proved.
Sanction – Multiple sanctions
Mrs North was excluded from membership of ILEX indefinitely and ordered to pay a fine of £3,000.