Andrew Katzen speaks to Law Society Gazette about Liz Ellen SDT case

13 Dec 2021

Hickman & Rose’s Head of Regulatory Law Andrew Katzen spoke to the Law Society Gazette following the SDT ruling that solicitor Liz Ellen must pay her own substantial costs despite winning her misconduct case.

Andrew told the LSG’s John Hyde that some SDT cases can be ‘a desperate inequality of arms’ between the well funded SRA and a relatively impecunious individual solicitor. In these circumstances an SDT decision in the solicitor’s favour can be a Pyrrhic victory.

Andrew contrasted this situation with that of some other regulated professionals – notably doctors – for whom an insurance-type scheme is in place to protect against this sort of unfortunate predicament.

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