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Outcome: Approval of employment (section 43)
This outcome was reached by SRA decision.
S43 Order, written rebuke and fine.
Lisa Suzanne Shah (formerly Sidwell), a person who is not a solicitor, was employed as a residential conveyancer by the firm Awdry Bailey & Douglas in the firm's Royal Wootton Basset office between 2001 and September 2014. During her employment with Awdry Bailey & Douglas Lisa Shah was found to have forged a client's signature on a transfer deed and to have signed the same as confirmation that she had witnessed her client's signature. This conduct breached Principles 1, 2 and 6 of the SRA Principles 2011.
Lisa Shah is no longer employed by Awdry Bailey & Douglas and has been working as a Legal Conveyancing Secretary for Bower & Bailey LLP in the firm's Swindon office.
Lisa Shah was made subject to an order pursuant to section 43(2) of the Solicitors Act 1974 (as amended) and was given a written rebuke and ordered to pay a financial penalty of ?750.00. She was also ordered to pay the SRA's costs of ?600.00 in investigation this matter.
In the matter of Lisa Suzanne Shah (formerly Sidwell) of Calne, Wiltshire A person who is or was involved in legal practice but is not a solicitor Section 43 Solicitors Act 1974 (as amended)
Lisa Suzanne Shah (formerly Sidwell), a person who is not a solicitor, was employed as a residential conveyancer by the firm Awdry Bailey & Douglas in the firm's Royal Wootton Basset office between 2001 and September 2014. During her employment with Awdry Bailey & Douglas she was found to have forged a client's signature on a transfer deed and to have signed the same as confirmation that she had witnessed her client's signature. This conduct breached Principles 1, 2 and 6 of the SRA Principles 2011.
Lisa Shah resigned from Awdry Bailey & Douglas in September 2014.
We find that Lisa Shah (formerly Sidwell) is or was involved in a legal practice (as defined by section 43 (1A) of the Solicitors Act 1974) but is not a solicitor and has occasioned or been a party to, with or without the connivance of a solicitor, an act or default in relation to a legal practice which involved conduct on her part of such a nature that in the opinion of the Society it would be undesirable for her to be involved in a legal practice in any of the ways set out in the order below.
To make a section 43 order that with effect from the date of the letter or email notifying Lisa Shah(formerly Sidwell) of 7 Magnolia Rise, Calne, Wiltshire of this decision:
(i) no solicitor shall employ or remunerate her in connection with his/her practice as a solicitor;
(ii) no employee of a solicitor shall employ or remunerate her in connection with the solicitor's practice;
(iii) no recognised body shall employ or remunerate her;
(iv) no manager or employee of a recognised body shall employ or remunerate her in connection with the business of that body;
(v) no recognised body or manager or employee of such a body shall permit her to be a manager of the body; and
(vi) no recognised body or manager or employee of such a body shall permit her to have an interest in the body except in accordance with a Society permission.
This order is subject to a statutory right of review to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.
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