A solicitor has been struck off the solicitor’s roll after being found guilty of misconduct. Cabeer Ahmed used £100,000 from a client’s estate to re-pay debts he owed to HM Revenue & Customs and an indemnity insurer. Ahmed’s misconduct resulted in the Solicitor’s Compensation Fund having to pay double that amount to cover the misdemeanour.
STEP and the Law Society of England and Wales have supported the compulsory use of the online probate system, however, they have urged the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to be cautious. The online service has been available for personal applications since late 2016. This was then extended to professionals after changes to non-contentious probate rules