05 July 2007
The charge against Lynette Trott of Langport, Somerset was that she failed to conduct herself, in her professional life and employment, so as to avoid disrepute being brought upon the Institute of its members, and or doubt being cast upon her professional integrity contrary to Paragraphs 1 (1) and (2) of the Code of Conduct of the Institute of Legal Executives.
The particulars to the charge were that:
On 7 February 2007, Lynette Trott in the course of her employment with the firm of Barrington Scholfields Solicitors dishonestly made a false invoice in the name of ‘Mrs J Trut’ for fees in the sum of £950 payable to the said firm from client’s monies.
On or about 7 February 2007 in the course of her employment with the said firm dishonestly procured and altered a cheque drawn on the client’s account of the said firm, by means of which the said cheque became payable to herself.
On a day unknown between 7 and 12 February 2007 Lynette Trott dishonestly presented for payment to her own account a cheque drawn on the client’s account for the said firm.
The charge was found proved.
Sanction – Indefinite exclusion
The Tribunal ordered that Lynette Trott be excluded from membership of ILEX indefinitely and ordered to pay costs to ILEX.