Practice and Procedure

Solicitor faces ?20,000 bill for not co-operating with regulator

PUBLISHED November 14, 2011

The Legal Ombudsman has won a landmark court case against a solicitor who failed to co-operate with an investigation. Howard Robert Gillespie Young, a solicitor who practised in Bolton, Lancashire for CMG Law, did not provide documents requested by the ombudsman after a complaint was made in October 2010. The High Court today fined Young ?5,000 and ordered him to pay ?15,500 costs after it was found he had ignored the ombudsman?s process entirely. read more