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If a Solicitor is representing himself and he tells extremely transparent lies. So for example an important deadline was set for 3 days, the evidence clearly shows the deadline with missed by almost a month.

The defence, then just states that the deadline was not missed without offering any supporting evidence at all. This is one of many lies.

This is taking place at County Court. What can be done if a Solicitor is telling lies to the court?
My name isXXXXX and I am a Solicitor based in London. I'm happy to help with your question today.

A solicitor telling lies to the court is a breach of the Solicitors Code of Conduct for which he can be struck off.

It is also a contempt of court and could result in a fine or imprisonment.

As far as the proceedings are concerned the court can strike out the statement of case and award costs against the offending party.

Alex
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Okay thanks. Can you supply links to the best resources on the remedies you have suggested?


 


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Yes.

Code of Conduct (re solicitors not misleading the court)

http://www.sra.org.uk/solicitors/handbook/code/part2/rule5/content.page

Contempt of Court Act

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1981/49/section/1

Civil Procedure Rules (power to strike out)

http://www.justice.gov.uk/courts/procedure-rules/civil/rules/part03#3.4
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