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Michael Lynn and Ray St John Murphy

December 14th, 2007 · 5 Comments · Fact Check, Michael Lynn

The last time that Michael Lynn, (the solicitor wanted by the High Court for contempt, and wanted by the Law Society for questioning, and wanted by clients for taking their money and misappropriating it, and wanted by his staff for not paying their wages) was seen by his wife was in the offices of Merriman White Solicitors in London. Ray St John Murphy was Senior Partner there and he told the High Court that he was still awaiting instruction from Michael Lynn.

Ray St John Murphy was fined £25,000 by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal earlier this year for mishandling of client funds, bad accounting practices and other offences. His former colleague Jeremy Wolff was struck off during the same hearing. In the full judgement of the Tribunal where agreements were done to save face and time I found the Tribunal ruled in the matter of handling insurance claims and payments on behalf of clients and the general administration of the law firm. The ruling contains the following censures against Mr. Murphy.

108. Mindful of its duty to protect the public and ensure that the good reputation of the solicitors’ profession is maintained the Tribunal concluded that it was both appropriate and proportionate to impose upon Mr Murphy a fine of £25,000.
109. The Tribunal recommend to The Law Society that Mr Murphy should in future be permitted to practise as a solicitor only in employment which has first been approved by the Law Society.

So before his trip to Carnival or wherever, it looks like Michael went in search of some expertise in the area he required it.

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