Ex-rookie sanctioned over electronic mail to IT

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has banned a former Travers Smith trainee from working for a regulation agency with out its permission, citing dishonesty throughout his coaching contract.

Robert David Bradley Fitzgerald-Crisp was employed as a trainee solicitor by the Metropolis outfit between four September 2017 and a couple of September 2019, however seems to not have certified. The SRA says that he’s “not a solicitor” and sanctioned him utilizing its powers over non-lawyers.

Fitzgerald-Crisp’s offence was that he “took steps to mislead his colleagues relating to an electronic mail he despatched to his employer’s IT division”. The SRA added that he tried to “mislead his colleagues relating to his position in authorising entry by a 3rd celebration to one of many agency’s extranet”.

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Whereas it’s not clear from the SRA’s assertion precisely what went down, the regulator discovered that Fitzgerald-Crisp had been “dishonest” — a killer blow in relation to disciplinary instances like this. Earlier this 12 months, a junior solicitor was struck off for lying briefly about a missing work briefcase.

Fitzgerald-Crisp was handed a piece 43 order, which means that he can’t work for any agency of solicitors with out the SRA’s say-so. He isn’t working for an SRA-regulated agency anyway, however has been ordered to stump up £600 in prices.

Travers Smith declined to remark. Fitzgerald-Crisp has been approached for remark.

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