ACS:Law Boss To Face Disciplinary Tribunal In January 2012

Andrew Crossley from the now defunct ACS:Law will face the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal in early 2012.

During the hearing he will be questioned on his conduct as he carried out so-called Speculative Invoicing against alleged file-sharers in the UK.

According to a TorrentFreak reader in contact with the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA), the substantive hearing in relation to Mr Crossley and ACS:Law has been listed for the week commencing January 16th 2012.

The SRA earlier published a list of the charges Crossley will face including:

1) Allowing his independence to be compromised
2) Acting contrary to the best interests of his clients
3) Acting in a way that was likely to diminish the trust the public places in him or in the legal profession
4) Entering into arrangements to receive contingency fees for work done in prosecuting or defending contentious proceedings before the Courts of England and Wales except as permitted by statute or the common law
5) Acting where there was a conflict of interest in circumstances not permitted, in particular because there was a conflict with those of his clients
6) Using his position as a Solicitor to take or attempt to take unfair advantage of other persons being recipients of letters of claim either for his own benefit or for the benefit of his clients.

and

7) Acting without integrity in that he provided false information in statements made to the Court.

See you in January, this will be one to watch.

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