Coleclough, Stephen Donald Gillings—133653

Decisions

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Prosecution—28 September 2016

Control of practice—12 July 2016


Decision - prosecution

Outcome: Referral to Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal

Outcome date: 28 September 2016

Published date: 11 January 2017

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Reasons/basis

This notification relates to a Decision to prosecute before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal. This is an independent Tribunal which will reach its own decision after considering all the evidence, including any evidence put forward by the Solicitor. The Tribunal has certified that there is a case to answer in respect of allegations which are or include that:

  • by virtue of a criminal conviction in 2016 Mr Coleclough breached Principles 1, 2 and 6 of the SRA Principles 2011.

The allegations are subject to a Hearing before the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal and are as yet unproven.

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Decision - control of practice

Outcome: Condition

Outcome date: 12 July 2016

Published date: 2 September 2016

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Decision details

Pursuant to Regulation 7 of the SRA Practising Regulations 2011, Mr Coleclough's practising certificate for 2015/16 is made subject to the following conditions:

  1. He may act as a solicitor, only as an employee whose role has first been approved by the SRA.
  2. He shall immediately inform any actual or prospective employer of these conditions and the reasons for their imposition.

In these conditions solicitor and employee are defined in the SRA Handbook Glossary 2012.

On 25 February 2016, Mr Coleclough was convicted of an indictable offence at Northampton Crown Court. He was sentenced on the 27 April 2016, whereby he received a 14 month sentence, suspended for two years.

Reasons/basis

The above conditions are considered to be necessary in the public interest and reasonable and proportionate having regard to the purposes set out in Regulation 7 of the SRA Practising Certificate Regulations 2011, and the regulatory objectives and principles governing regulatory activities as contained in Section 28 of the Legal Services Act 2007.

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