Mrs Justice Lang DBE has handed down judgement in Nazari v Solicitors Regulation Authority  EWHC 1574 (Admin).
The case raises important arguments in the realm of professional discipline law, particularly concerning legal professionals. Mr Fazli tried to argue, amongst other grounds, that there was a difference between deception and dishonesty and the implication ought to be such that the former should not necessarily result in an automatic strike off in the way that the latter does.
Mr Fazli also argued that the SDT ought to have gone behind the Appellant’s criminal convictions given the particular facts of this case, especially as other offenders had been treated differently by the Courts and the prosecuting authorities who had committed sufficiently similar offences in that they had been charged with strict liability offences but the Appellant had been convicted of offences with intent to deceive.
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