SRA offers accused solicitor £7,500 for tribunal representation

first_imgThe Solicitors Regulation Authority has offered a solicitor facing charges before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal £7,500 for counsel to make a closing statement on his behalf, it emerged today. The SDT was hearing an application for an indefinite adjournment of the case against Alexis Philip Maitland Hudson on the 14th day of proceedings, which have now run into their fourth month. Maitland Hudson, admitted in 1975 and former owner of the now dissolved Maitland Hudson & Co, denies charges of acting where there was a conflict of interest and of misleading the regulator. Appearing pro bono for Maitland Hudson this morning, Peter Cadman, partner at Russell-Cooke Solicitors, said his client had admitted himself to hospital on 31 January and had since been unable to attend proceedings. He told the tribunal that three medical experts had certified that Maitland Hudson was not fit to appear as a litigant in person but that he was fit to instruct lawyers. However, he had been quoted £20,000 plus daily refreshers of £2,500 by Litttleton Chambers for representation in closing statements. ‘The SRA offered £7,500 but there has been no increase in that offer,’ the tribunal heard. For the SRA, Edward Levey of Fountain Court Chambers told the tribunal that the ‘extremely generous’ £7,500 offer had been made without prejudice in order to conclude proceedings. The latest medical evidence, he said, had been served ‘incredibly late’, denying the tribunal the opportunity to hear cross examination. Such cross examination would have probed what Levey called a ‘stark inconsistency’ in Maitland Hudson’s claims that he was unfit to appear while at the same time producing witness statements that were ‘careful, well written, well argued and coherent’.Levey also questioned Maitland Hudson’s claim to be unable to obtain the ‘five, six or seven thousand pounds’ between the SRA’s offer and the cost of junior counsel. ‘This is a man who has access to very, very, large amounts of cash,’ he said. Accusing Maitland Hudson of ‘playing games with the tribunal’, he argued that an indefinite adjournment would ‘effectively leave Mr Maitland Hudson exiting, stage left, and never coming back’.’If that were allowed to happen it would be very damaging to the profession,’ he said. ‘We say, though it is not proven yet, that he is a dishonest man.’The tribunal accepted Levey’s proposal to adjourn until 16 April to allow Maitland Hudson to decide whether or not to make a closing speech. Tribunal chair Alison Banks warned that the hearing would go ahead on 16 April ‘with or without the closing speech’, saying: ‘It is in the interest of justice for this matter to proceed.’ The case continues.last_img read more

Transfer gossip: Speculation continues over Willian and Hazard

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook The Sun, meanwhile, suggest Eden Hazard could still leave Chelsea this month.The transfer window elsewhere in Europe remains open until 31 August, meaning Premier League players could in theory still move to non-English clubs.The Sun therefore claim that Chelsea fear Hazard could yet join keeper Thibaut Courtois at Real Madrid.And the Daily Mirror claim Manchester United had an offer for Kurt Zouma rejected by Chelsea before the window closed. Even with the window closed there is speculation over Willian’s futurecenter_img The latest transfer speculation involving Chelsea…The transfer window has closed – and there is already speculation over what might happen when it re-opens in January,The Daily Express say Manchester United could move for Willian, who was tipped to leave Chelsea this summer.AdChoices广告Willian insisted before the window closed that he was happy at Stamford Bridge and intended to stay.However, the Express are continuing to link him with a possible move to United later in the season.last_img read more

| MS. Dhoni pulls out gloves; Destroyed

first_imgRanchi: MS is out of the role of football goalkeeper. Long-haired Dhoni turns to cricket Dhoni, who played football at the Jawahar Vidyamandir School in Ranchi, changed his ‘head’ through the Commando Cricket Club.Vinu Mankad was selected in the 1997-98 season for the Under-16 Championship, based on his performance in the Commando Bill. He made his Ranji Trophy debut for Bihar in the 1999-2000 season.During the period 2001-2003, TTE was used in the South Eastern Railway. As. Dhoni, who joined the Indian A team, has done well against Zimbabwe and Kenya. In the Indian team led by Sourav Ganguly within a year.With the passing of Nayan Mongia, India were on the lookout for a great wicket-keeper-batsman. Vijay Yadav, M.Sc. Dhoni’s arrival comes at a time when Prasad, Sameer Dige, Deepas Gupta, Dinesh Karthik, Parthiv Patel, Ajay Ratra and many others have joined the team. Chittagong made their ODI debut on 23 December 2004 against Bangladesh.Dhoni, who came in at number seven, was run out on the first ball. 12, 7, 3 in the next three innings. The performance behind the wicket is also not optimistic. The image of another wayfarer changed on April 5, 2005 during the ODI against Pakistan in Visakhapatnam. In the fifth ODI of his career, Dhoni scored 148 off 123 balls. Dhoni’s maiden ODI century is the highest score by an Indian wicketkeeper. The Twenty20 World Cup, when the senior players left after the defeat in the ODI World Cup. Unexpectedly, Dhoni sought the captaincy. History after all. The World Cup final between India and Pakistan was written in golden letters.Pakistan needed 13 runs in the last over to win their first Twenty20 World Cup. While there are a lot of experienced players, Dhoni, who gave the ball to medium pacer Joginder Sharma, has become the epitome of arrogance. India clinched the title with Joginder Misbah-ul-Haq on the verge of defeat.Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna won the country’s highest sporting honor in 2007-08, the Padma Shri in 2009 and the Padma Vibhushan in 2018. He won the ICC Player of the Year award in 2008 and 2009.An indelible sixerApril 2, 2011 is an unforgettable day for Indian cricket. The day India and Dhoni grew up. Dhoni wins India’s ODI World Cup for the second time with a six in the final against Sri Lanka at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. India’s 28-year wait is over. Sachin Tendulkar’s dream of a World Cup in his career came true that day. On June 23, 2013, Dhoni took India back to the top of the world. Dhoni defeats hosts England in the Champions Trophy final in Birmingham. Dhoni’s unexpected bowling changes were effective in a match that was reduced to 20 overs each due to rain. Less than a year ago, Dhoni suffered his first setback. When India reached the final of the Twenty20 World Cup for the second time, the title went to Sri Lanka. The writers say that this is the beginning of Dhoni’s ups and downs. In the ensuing ODI World Cup, India returned empty-handed. India returns after losing in the semi-final against Australia. Though Dhoni struggled with a half-century, India did not recover. In January 2017, Virat Kohli became the captain of the Indian team, succeeding Dhoni. With Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan resting for the group stage match against Afghanistan in the Asia Cup, Dhoni has been named captain once again.Run out againWith three wickets in hand, they needed 31 off 12 balls to win the 2019 World Cup semi-final against New Zealand. In the 4-9 over, Dhoni was run out in the third ball of Luke Ferguson’s over. Dhoni had given India hope of reaching the final by crossing the boundary with the first ball of the over.DhoniTest: 90Run: 4876Average: 38.09Century: 6Half century: 33Catch: 256Stumping: 256ODI: 350Run: 10773Average: 50.57Century: 10Half century: 73Catch: 321Stumbling: 123Twenty20: 98Run: 1617Average: 37.60Century: 0Half century: 2Catch: 57Stumbling: 34last_img read more