Seven solicitors were struck off last year, the highest number ever. The statistic appears in the annual report of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, an independent body which deals with complaints of serious misconduct against solicitors.
The tribunal also referred the largest-ever number of complaints - 42 - to the President of the High Court.
The figure, which involved 24 individuals, is up 35 per cent on the previous year, according to the report. The tribunal made...
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