HM Land Registry didn't suspect a thing when she delivered the documents.
A junior solicitor who was struck off for faking her colleague's signature is appealing the decision in the High Court.
The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal banned Henna Zeb Khan from the profession for signing conveyancing documents using a senior colleague's name. The documents were submitted to HM Land Registry and the bank.
The incident occurred in 2018 when Khan was a trainee at Bradford firm Stachiw Bashir Green Solicitors, but only came to light in 2019, a few months after Khan qualified.
Khan, who represented herself at a two-day hearing in February, admitted that she had signed the documents in the name of a licensed conveyancer at the firm, Janet Butterfield, but claimed she had been authorised to do so.
However, the SDT did not accept Khan had been expressly or implicitly authorised to replicate the signatures of Butterfield. The tribunal said that while it had "no doubt" that Khan "had a successful career ahead of her", she had committed a "gross act of dishonesty" and "demonstrated a clear lack of integrity." Khan was struck off the roll by the SDT, and ordered to pay costs of £15,686.
Khan's appeal follows another struck-off junior solicitor, Claire Matthews, who was also recently granted permission to challenge the SDT's decision in the High Court.