A client asked us to investigate the conduct a solicitor who had previously represented him. As a result of a meticulous examination, we found that the solicitor in question had forged a large number of court documents. He had forged transcripts of hearings which had never taken place. In addition, he had made up judgments which had never been given. Furthermore, he had created correspondence between himself and opponents’ solicitors. All the while the client had thought that the solicitor was representing him in an actual court case.

The deception was breath-taking and resulted in a lengthy judgment setting aside a genuine order which had been made against the client. The dishonest solicitor was eventually struck off.

The case immediately attracted the attention of the national media and of specialist press and commentators.

For media coverage of the case, please visit our Judgments and Media page.