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      Outcome: PC/registration free of conditions
      This outcome was reached by SRA decision.

      Decision details
      Tara Deslandes is subject to Regulation 3 of the SRA Practising Regulations 2011.

      Mrs Deslandes' practising certificate for 2017-2018 has been issued free from conditions.

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      Outcome: Regulatory settlement agreement
      This outcome was reached by SRA decision.

      Agreed outcome
      1.1. Tara Deslandes (Ms Deslandes), a former partner of DW Law, Hatfield, Hertfordshire agrees to the following outcome to the investigation of her conduct by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA):

      (a) she is rebuked.
      (b) she is fined ?2000.00.
      (c) to the publication of this agreement.
      1.2. Conditions have been imposed on Ms Deslandes' 2016/2017 practising certificate and therefore these will not be considered as part of this agreement.

      Summary of Facts
      2.1. Ms Deslandes was admitted to the Roll on 1 May 2007.

      2.2. Ms Deslandes was a Salaried Partner at DW Law from 1 February 2013 until 2 December 2014. She also held the position of Compliance Officer of Legal Practice (COLP) from 4 September 2014.

      2.3. An investigation of DW Law in November 2014 identified, among other things, the existence of a shortage on the firm's client account in the amount of ?62,512.46 ("the shortage").

      2.4. The shortage arose because the firm's sole equity partner made improper payments and transfers from DW Law's client account. The partners did not replace this shortage.

      2.5. The SRA intervened into DW Law on 2 December 2014.

      3.1. Ms Deslandes makes the following admissions which the SRA accepts:

      (a) that by failing to promptly replace the shortage on client account, she has breached Rule 7 of the SRA Accounts Rules 2011 and Principle 10 of the SRA Principles 2011;
      (b) that by failing to discharge her regulatory obligations and duties as COLP and Partner she has breached Principle 8 of the SRA Principles 2011.
      Why the agreed outcome is appropriate
      4.1. The SRA considers that the agreed outcome at paragraph 1 is appropriate as the conditions in rule 3.1 of the SRA Disciplinary Rules 2011 are met, in that:

      (a) the conduct caused or had the potential to cause loss or significant inconvenience to any other person;
      (b) the conduct related to a failure to comply with Ms Deslandes' professional and regulatory obligations;
      (c) that the agreed outcome is a proportionate outcome in the public interest; and
      (d) that the conduct was neither trivial nor justifiably inadvertent.
      4.2. In deciding that the agreed outcome is proportionate, the SRA has taken into account the admissions made by Ms Deslandes and the following mitigation which she has put forward:

      (a) she did not authorise the improper transfers which caused the shortage on DW Law's client account;
      (b) she was out of the office at the material time and for all but a few weeks during 2014;
      (c) she admits that her risk management of the firm was inadequate for which she has apologised;
      (d) she has co-operated with the SRA throughout its investigations;
      (e) there are no other adverse regulatory matters recorded against her;
      (f) any future potential risk posed following this conduct is mitigated by the conditions which have been applied to her practising certificate.
      4.3. The amount of the fine takes into account all relevant circumstances, including those set out in Appendix 1 to the SRA Disciplinary Procedure Rules 2011.

      4.4. The SRA considers it appropriate that this agreement is published in the interests of transparency in the regulatory and disciplinary process.

      Acting in a way which is inconsistent with this Agreement
      5.1. Ms Deslandes agrees that she will not act in any way which is inconsistent with this agreement such as, for example, by denying the admissions made in this agreement.

      5.2. If Ms Deslandes acts in a way which is inconsistent with this agreement, or in breach of the conditions referred to in paragraph 1.2 above, the conduct which is subject to this agreement may be subject to further consideration by the SRA. That may result in a disciplinary sanction or a referral to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal on the original facts and allegations. Acting in a way which is inconsistent with this agreement may also constitute a separate breach of Principles 2, 6 and 7 of the SRA Principles 2011.

      Ms Deslandes agrees to pay the costs of the SRA's investigation in the sum of ?300.00. Such costs are due within 28 days of a statement of costs due being issued by the SRA.

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