Two lawyers accused of deliberately targeting innocent victims as part of an anti-piracy scheme will face a formidable opponent at their upcoming disciplinary hearing.
Davenport Lyons partner David Gore and former partner Brian Miller will face the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal at the end of this month for their part in a so-called ‘speculative invoicing’ campaign which demanded cash settlements from alleged file-sharers.
As reported by Solicitors Journal, Tim Dutton QC, a former chairman of the Bar Council, will lead the prosecution.
The pair stand accused of failing to act in the best interests of clients, acting in a way likely to diminish trust in the profession and entering into banned contingency fee arrangements.
Andrew Crossley of law firm ACS:Law will face similar proceedings at a later date.