Ban For Solicitor

A solicitor has been struck off by the solicitors disciplinary tribunal after he enabled a £62,000 overpayment on a property. Milan Patel, sole director of ALD Legal Solicitors was instructed by a resident of Saudi Arabia to purchase a UK property on his behalf. According to the judgment, the property was transferred from the seller

Landlord fined over £25k

A landlord from Nottingham has been fined over £25,000 after admitting 12 licensing offences. Dexter Blackstock faced charges relating to twelve unlicensed properties he owned and were required to be licensed under either Part 2 or 3 of the Housing Act. Mr Blackstock was convicted of nine offences of failing to license properties under the

Almost all Home Office misconduct inquiries relate to immigration

According to the Guradian, almost all of the investigations into alleged serious misconduct by Home Office staff relate to immigration matters. The Home Office’s professional standards unit (PSU) investigates only the most serious misconduct allegations against teams or individuals within the department, or contractors such as those working in detention centres. A general complaints procedure deals with more minor