Urgent work + school run = don't mess.
The SRA has rebuked Willkie Farr lawyer Boris Bronfentrinker following his conviction for dangerous driving.
The partner lost his rag while parked outside his daughter's nursery in 2019 and drove his Mercedes at a pedestrian.
Peter Bullen said he was trying to take a photo of Bronfentrinker's car positioned over the double yellow lines when the lawyer, who had been checking emails on his phone, "accelerated" towards him, and he had to leap out the way.
"I'm lucky I'm a sportsman, my reactions are pretty quick. I could feel the wind of it as it passed by my tracksuit bottoms", said Bullen.
Bronfentrinker, who was then a partner at Quinn Emanuel, told the jury he was attempting to drive around Bullen, and had only been travelling at two or three miles an hour. But the judge said he aimed at the man "to scare him".
Following Bronfentrinker's conviction, Judge Bartle said, "You did not, as you claimed", veer away from Bullen "immediately" or "after a short period forward go immediately into the road".
"He was standing in front of your car and you drove your car at him, and he would not have known what you intended to do. I'm sure he was scared by what you did",
The judge concluded that Bronfentrinker did not intend to run Bullen down or injure him, although "he would not have known that", reported the Mirror.
The lawyer was fined £5,000 and disqualified from driving for a year, but probably won't struggle to find another £420 in respect of the SRA's costs incurred investigating the matter.
The regulator said that by his conduct, Bronfentrinker "failed to behave in a way that maintains the trust the public places in him" in breach of the SRA Principles.
Willkie Farr did not respond to a request for comment.