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Compiled from data from the Solicitors Regulation Authority website

04/07/17

Source: https://www.sra.org.uk/consumers/solicitor-check/632466.article?Decision=2017-07-04

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

Decision details
Agreed outcome
1.1. Mrs Dianne Elizabeth Spragg is a former employee of Geldards LLP of Cardiff.

1.2. Mrs Spragg agrees to the following outcome to the investigation of her conduct by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA):

(a) to the SRA making an order under section 43 of the Solicitors Act 1974 (a Section 43 Order) in relation to Mrs Spragg that, from the date of this agreement;
(i) no solicitor shall employ or remunerate her in connection with his 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 body shall permit her to have an interest in the body
except in accordance with the SRA's prior permission.
(b) that she is rebuked;
(c) to the publication of this agreement;
(d) that she will pay the costs of the investigation of ?600.00.
Reasons/basis
2.1. Mrs Spragg was employed as a Legal Assistant at Geldards LLP. Her duties included assisting a fee-earner who was a Court appointed Deputy.

2.2. Following a review of a number of files Geldards LLP found that, on three matters, Mrs Spragg had falsified the signature on a number of cheques. The cheques totalled ?105,473.76. The cheques were written by Mrs Spragg payable to herself and to third parties to settle her debts.

2.3. Mrs Spragg was convicted of three counts of fraud contrary to section 1 of the Fraud Act 2006 and one count of acquiring/using/possessing criminal property contrary to section 329(1)(a), (b) and (c) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. Mrs Spragg admitted the offences and was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment.

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Compiled from data from the Solicitors Regulation Authority website

04/07/17

Source: https://www.sra.org.uk/consumers/solicitor-check/632466.article?Decision=2017-07-04

Outcome: Regulatory settlement agreement
Outcome details

This outcome was reached by SRA decision.

Decision details



Agreed outcome

1.1. Mrs Dianne Elizabeth Spragg is a former employee of Geldards LLP of Cardiff.

1.2. Mrs Spragg agrees to the following outcome to the investigation of her conduct by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA):



(a) to the SRA making an order under section 43 of the Solicitors Act 1974 (a Section 43 Order) in relation to Mrs Spragg that, from the date of this agreement;



(i) no solicitor shall employ or remunerate her in connection with his 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 body shall permit her to have an interest in the body



except in accordance with the SRA's prior permission.

(b) that she is rebuked;

(c) to the publication of this agreement;

(d) that she will pay the costs of the investigation of ?600.00.





Reasons/basis

2.1. Mrs Spragg was employed as a Legal Assistant at Geldards LLP. Her duties included assisting a fee-earner who was a Court appointed Deputy.

2.2. Following a review of a number of files Geldards LLP found that, on three matters, Mrs Spragg had falsified the signature on a number of cheques. The cheques totalled ?105,473.76. The cheques were written by Mrs Spragg payable to herself and to third parties to settle her debts.

2.3. Mrs Spragg was convicted of three counts of fraud contrary to section 1 of the Fraud Act 2006 and one count of acquiring/using/possessing criminal property contrary to section 329(1)(a), (b) and (c) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. Mrs Spragg admitted the offences and was sentenced to 30 months imprisonment.

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