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3 Baldock Street, Ware, Hertfordshire, SG12 9DH


Languages spoken English, French 
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  • Commercial property
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Winters & Co

Will and probate

1 stars

08/11/19 - Reviewed by Anonymous

Typical rubbish from this solicitor. Duly paid to do an honest job but drags feet unnecessarily, causing distress and financial concerns to family of bereaved. Uncaring and VERY VERY SLOW. Go elsewhere if I were you.

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Compiled from data from the Solicitors Regulation Authority website

29/04/18

Source: https://www.sra.org.uk/consumers/solicitor-check/644476.article?Decision=2018-04-30

Outcome: Approval of employment (section 43)
This outcome was reached by SRA decision.
Decision details

Winters & Co have been granted permission under section 43 of the Solicitors Act 1974 to employ Oliver Winters as a Legal Clerk subject to the following conditions:

Mr Winters? work will be directly supervised and reviewed by Richard Winters.
In Richard Winters? absence from the office, Mr Winters will be supervised by Siva Winters.
In the absence of both Richard Winters and Siva Winters, Mr Winters will not attend the office.
Mr Winters? work is limited to that described by Richard Winters in his application form dated 16 October 2017.
Mr Winters will not be responsible for supervising any staff regardless of their role or job title.
Mr Winters will not be responsible for handling office or client money or be a signatory to the firm's client account.
This approval is given on the basis that the terms of the job description and supervision arrangements, as outlined in the original application of 16 October 2017 and the subsequent correspondence, will be adhered to. Any subsequent proposed amendments must be notified to us for approval.

This approval and its conditions are reviewable at our discretion.

For definitions, please refer to the defined terms set out in the SRA Handbook Glossary 2012.

Reasons/basis
Mr Winters was made subject to an order under Section 43 of the Solicitors Act 1974 on 26 April 2018. In accordance with Section 43 of the Solicitors Act 1974, any solicitor wishing to employ or remunerate him in connection with their practise as a solicitor must obtain our approval. We are satisfied that the above employment will not put public confidence in the administration of justice and the provision of legal services or the interests of clients at risk.

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Compiled from data from the Solicitors Regulation Authority website

16/03/18

Source: https://www.sra.org.uk/consumers/solicitor-check/644476.article?Decision=2018-04-30

Outcome: Control of non-qualified staff (section 43 order)
This outcome was reached by SRA decision.
Decision details

DISCIPLINARY DECISION FOR PUBLICATION

Oliver Winters, who is not a solicitor, was employed as a paralegal by Memery Crystal LLP at 44 Southampton Buildings London WC2A 1AP.

Memery Crystal LLP dismissed Mr Winters on 10 May 2017.

During his employment Mr Winters:

Lied to his client about the status of two commercial transactions; and
Fabricated two leases.

Mr Winters was found to have breached principles 2, 4, 5 and 6 of the SRA Principles 2011.

Mr Winters was found to have acted dishonestly in relation to the above.

Mr Winters was made subject to an order pursuant to section 43(2) of the Solicitors Act 1974 (as amended) with effect from 30 days after the letter or email notifying Mr Winters of this decision. He was also given a written rebuke and ordered to pay costs of ?600.

Mr Winters is currently working at Winters & Co, 8 Baldock Street, Ware, Hertfordshire SG12 9DH.

ORDER FOR PUBLICATION

In the matter of:

Oliver Winters, a person who is or was involved in legal practice but is not a solicitor, is now subject to section 43 Solicitors Act 1974 (as amended).

The Facts:

During his employment with Memery Crystal LLP lied to a client about the status of two commercial transactions and fabricated two leases.

FINDING

I find that Oliver Winters 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 his part of such a nature that in the opinion of the Society it would be undesirable for him to be involved in a legal practice in any of the ways set out in the order below.

ORDER

To make a section 43 order that with effect from 30 days after the date of the letter or email notifying Mr Winters of this decision:

no solicitor shall employ or remunerate him in connection with his/her practice as a solicitor;
no employee of a solicitor shall employ or remunerate him in connection with the solicitor?s practice;
no recognised body shall employ or remunerate him;
no manager or employee of a recognised body shall employ or remunerate him in connection with the business of that body;
no recognised body or manager or employee of such a body shall permit him to be a manager of the body; and
no recognised body or manager or employee of such a body shall permit him to have an interest in the body

except in accordance with a Society permission.

Reasons/basis
THIS ORDER IS SUBJECT TO AN INTERNAL RIGHT OF APPEAL AND A STATUTORY RIGHT OF REVIEW TO THE SOLICITORS DISCIPLINARY TRIBUNAL.

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