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Applicant Solicitors Regulation Authority Ltd
Respondent Pravin Jugdaohsingh

Case details

Allegation Breaches, Code of Conduct for Solicitors, REL's & RFL's 2019, Dishonesty, Lack of Integrity, SRA Principles 2019
Outcome Strike off
Executive summary

1. The allegations against Mr. Jugdaohsingh, the Respondent, made by the SRA within its Rule 12 Statement dated 4 October 2023 were that that while in practice as a solicitor at RHJ Devonshire Limited (“the Firm”):

1.1 On or about 4 December 2019 he signed a statement of costs, to be filed with the Business and Property Court and served on his opponent in litigation, which he knew included a claim for time that he had not worked. In doing so he thereby breached any or all of Principles 2, 4 and 5 of the SRA Principles 2019 (“the Principles”) and paragraph 1.4 of the SRA Code of Conduct for Solicitors, RELs and RFLs (“the Code for Solicitors”).

1.2 On 18 October 2021 he gave evidence in arbitration proceedings concerning the statement of costs dated 4 December 2019 which he knew, or should have known, to be untruthful at the time it was given. In doing so, he thereby breached Principles 2, 4 and 5 of the Principles and paragraph 1.4 of the Code for Solicitors.

2. In the alternative to the allegations that Mr Jugdaohsingh breached Principle 4 of the SRA Principles, it was alleged that his conduct was reckless. Recklessness was alleged as an aggravating feature of Mr Jugdaohsingh ‘s misconduct but was not an essential ingredient in proving the allegations

3. The Respondent admitted the allegations set out above.

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