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Dodgy Solicitor of the Week: high rollers edition
06 July 2012
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There are two new entries from the archive into the RollOnFriday Dodgy Solicitor Top Trumps pack this week.

First up, Simon Morgan, formerly of Milners, Leeds. Ex-office manager Morgan is currently eighteen months into his seven year jail term for stealing an impressive £1.4 million from his former employer. He spent the cash on using private jets and a Ferrari and on expensive holidays.

Second, and long overdue his own RollOnFriday Top Trump is Hogan Lovells' nightmare Christopher Grierson. The former partner was recently convicted of stealing £1.3 million in phony expense claims from his firm, much of which he gave to his mistress. Given his extensive plea in mitigation, Grierson escaped what could have been an extremely stiff sentence, but will still serve three years.


 Matthew Kluger, ex Skadden
 USA  Insider trading
 12 years
 Martin Weisberg, ex Bakers
 USA  $3m money laundering, securities fraud
 8 years expected
 Simon Morgan, ex Milners  England  Theft of £1.4 million  7 years
 Kevin Steele, ex Mishcon
 England  £18.4m conspiracy
 5 1/2 years
 Louise Martini, ex Williamson & Soden
 England  Theft of £1.7m
 5 years
 David O'Shea, ex O'Donovan
 Ireland  Theft of €779,000
 4 years
 Kenneth Hunt, ex Hunt Kidd
 England  Theft of £1m
 4 years
 Christopher Grierson, ex Lovells
 England  Theft of £1.3m
 3 years
 Barbara Gayton, ex Hunt Kidd
 England  Theft of £1m
 2 years
 Andy Hodges, ex Fraser Brown/Challinors
 England  Theft of £70,000
 18 months
 Emma Rowsell, ex CC
 England  Theft of £63,000
 18 months
 Richard Simkin, ex Fulbright
 England  Theft of £100,000
 16 months
 Judie Groom, ex CC
 England  Theft of £23,000
 15 months
 Leonard Sawyer
 USA  Lewd acts
 180 days expected
 Partner who ran a red light, Hogan Lovells
 Dubai  Running a red light
 20 days
 Pissed trainee, Freshfields
 Dubai  Being pissed
 2 days

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anonymous user
06/07/2012 02:46
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what about the ex-CFO of Minter Ellison Australia?
Peter Charlton HK drink drive?
the list can go on if you will put your minds to it...
Frank @ RoF
06/07/2012 07:58
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Definitely two candidates for the future. I'm watching them both closely.
anonymous user
06/07/2012 11:45
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My personal favourite was the partner who nicked £800k setting up a fake bank account as "Ian Revue" and then banked cheques made supposedly made out to the Inland Revenue.
anonymous user
09/07/2012 12:01
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Michael Lynn Irish Solicitor on the run from Ireland having left a 80 million Euro mortgage fraud mess behind him.Since been struck off.
anonymous user
09/07/2012 12:02
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Thomas Byrne Irish Solicitor charged with stealing moneys from clients. Will be sentenced soon.