A conveyancer who admitted signing a Land Registry transfer saying she had witnessed her clients’ signatures, when she had not, was banned last month from working for solicitors.
Elise Daley, who describes herself on her LinkedIn page as a “legal executive” and currently a “legal manager” at DWF, was working as a conveyancer at Yorkshire firm Chadwick Lawrence at the time of the incident between July 2012 and June 2013, before joining DWF in July 2013.
In a decision notice published late last month, the SRA said Ms Daley, who is not a solicitor, had breached several of the SRA Principles 2011 and failed to achieve an outcome in the Code of Conduct.
She was issued with a banning order under section 43 of the Solicitors Act 1974, given a written rebuke and ordered to pay £600 costs.
A spokesman for the SRA said: “There is no current procedure for informing current employers about staff subject to a section 43 order.
“The obligation is on the employee to ask permission from the SRA if they wish to be employed by a solicitors’ firm.”
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