Additionally overbilled working hours

A former litigation govt has been barred from working the authorized career after naming a shopper in a Fb publish.

Keith Howell, who labored within the Manchester workplace of DAC Beachcroft, additionally made a second publish commenting on a case being performed for that shopper, according to decision published on Friday by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

Moreover, the choice states Howell spent “extreme time coping with purchasers’ issues and recording billable time in extra of what was affordable.”

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The regulator stated Howell had “breached shopper confidentiality”, “didn’t act in his purchasers’ greatest pursuits” and “didn’t behave in a manner that might keep public belief in him and the supply of authorized companies”.

Howell was made the topic of a piece 43 order, which prevents him from working in a regulation agency with out prior permission from the SRA.

DAC Beachcroft declined to remark.