Law So­ci­ety suspends so­lic­i­tor

The Galloway News - - NEWS -

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.

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