Dundee property solicitor fined £10k over misconduct

A Dundee solicitor has been fined £10,000 at a tribunal for “serious and reprehensible” misconduct.

Alan Baillie, of Baillie’s Law Ltd, was found by the Scottish Solicitors’ Discipline Tribunal to have breached legal obligations in 10 property transactions.

Baillie, who owns the Union Street practice and has been a lawyer for 30 years, was handed the maximum possible fine over a series of breaches after admitting misconduct.

He was found to have failed to communicate effectively with clients and misled lender clients, as well as acting in conflict or potential conflict of interest situations. The tribunal case, which started in January, related to transactions between June and September 2010. The transactions involved were for hundreds of thousands of pounds, and breaches of protocol were picked up by a Law Society inspection.

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