DPP Law Ltd v Greenberg Posted In: Case Law
Decision NumberEWCA Civ 672
Legal BodyEngland and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionDismissal, Discipline and Grievance, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
The claimant, a solicitor, was the director and employee of the respondent company. The issue arising was that he accepted a payment of £150 from the father of a legally aided client. This was contrary to the respondent’s contract with legal aid which prohibited ‘topping up’. The respondent company wrote to the claimant outlining that the central allegation was that his acceptance of the payment led to a breach of the respondent’s legal aid contract. Following an investigation and disciplinary hearing, the respondent’s director found that the allegations had been proven and the claimant was summarily dismissed for gross misconduct. The claimant challenged this
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