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.
The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) said Ahmed had shown a lack of insight by denying that he had breached the rules” and described his
behaviour as an “abhorrent departure” from the standards expected of a solicitor.
The tribunal said the Ahmed “took advantage of vulnerable individuals,” and subsequently struck him off the roll and ordered him to pay costs just under £10,000.