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Legal consultant fined £2,000 for leaving confidential client papers in his front garden

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His current whereabouts are unknown

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A legal consultant has been rebuked and fined by the regulator for leaving confidential client papers in his garden.

Samuel Obiorah left the private legal docs relating to vulnerable clients in the front garden of his flat in Dagenham, Essex, according to a decision published yesterday by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

At the time, Obiorah was employed as a “consultant in Mental Health Act cases” by TTS Solicitors, a high street law firm in Ilford, east London. His unique approach to filing was brought to the attention of the regulator by a vigilant member of the public. The decision states that Obiorah’s current whereabouts are unknown and that he did not co-operate with the SRA’s investigation.

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Obiorah, a non-solicitor, was fined £2,000 and given a written rebuke. He was also ordered to pay £600 in costs and made the subject a section 43 order, which prevents him from working in a law firm without prior permission from the SRA.

A spokesperson for TTS Solicitors told Legal Cheek:

“You will note from the decision that Samuel’s action was beyond our control and the firm itself was not implicated by the SRA. Samuel is no longer a consultant at the firm”.

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23 Comments

Anonymous

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Because facts breach Legal Cheek’s comments policy.

Anonymous

The Legal Cheek comments policy is:

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Anonymous

This article is racist because it uses a white statue to illustrate a story about a BAME person.

Please rectify.

Anonymous

You are a tool

Anonymous

And you are a moof.

But in the morning, I shall be sharp!

The Statue

Bahoo hoo hooooooo!!!!!!!

Dr Frankenstein

“his current whereabouts are unknown”! LEGEND!

Anonymous

Such a #LAD

Anonymous

Did anyone try knocking on his front door? Wild guess, but it’s probably the one which abuts the front garden…

Anonymous

Wild guess, but he’s probably not home…

Anonymous

He’s out to lunch…

Anonymous

He’s out to breakfast, lunch and dinner…

Anonymous

Don’t think he left the firm with a glowing reference…

Anonymous

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Anonymous

Hello samuel!

Anonymous

Top firm.

LC Veteran “it was better in my day!”

Top bantz removed as usual.

Anonymous

I wonder what must have gone on in this supposedly vigilant” person’s head: “oh look! My neighbour has some papers lying around in his garden. I better call the SRA”????

Anonymous

Everyone loves a complaint these days. Only last week I left a memory stick with all of our recent client correspondence in a contentious matter at the pub. Apparently things should be password protected. Who knew?

Anonymous

Ahhh TTS – the firm that never pays…

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