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'Harry Potter’ lawyer Blacker struck off

Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) proves seven of eight allegations

13 July 2016

'Harry Potter' lawyer (Lord) Alan Blacker has been struck off and fined for several acts of misconduct, including accounts failures and misleading claims about his credentials.

Last week, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) ordered Lord Harley, 44, to be struck off the roll and pay £86,000 in costs, after proving seven out of eight allegations during the two- day trial.

Blacker, who was absent from the hearing because it was scheduled for his birthday, was exonerated from 'recklessly misleading' Judge Wynn Morgan at Cardiff Crown Court, in a case where the judge accused Blacker of dressing like 'something out of Harry Potter'.

However, the panel found that he had failed to maintain accounts while working as an in-house solicitor at the Joint Armed Forces Legal Advocacy Service charity and made inaccurate and misleading statements re...

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