Law Society suspends solicitor
A solicitor with a Dalbeattie law firm has been suspended after being declared bankrupt.
David Currie is not allowed to practise law in Scotland after being sequestrated.
He was the sole partner in Austins LLP which ceased trading earlier this month.
On Friday the Law Society of Scotland successfully petitioned the Court of Session to appoint their director of interventions, Morna Grandison, as the interim judicial factor.
She will take steps to ensure that any outstanding business at Austins is concluded and respond to queries from clients.
Chief executive at the Law Society, Lorna Jack, said: “We can confirm that Mr Currie has been suspended and he is not currently permitted to practise as a Scottish solicitor.
“We take our regulatory responsibilities extremely seriously and are committed to ensuring that the public interests are protected when things do go wrong. In this circumstance, the appointed judicial factor will take every step to ensure that former clients’ issues are managed as quickly and sensitively as possible.
“We would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the local legal community and thank them for their cooperation in working towards the most satisfactory outcome.”
Clients who have any queries can contact the Law Society on 0131 476 8195.