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Solicitor Alexander Robertson of Scotland; ethical troll


The Law Society presented Alexander Ritchie Robertson with a law license in 1983 after he graduated from the University of Edinburgh School of Law.


The Scottish Solicitors’ Discipline Tribunal found Alex guilty of the following misconduct.

  • Engaged in professional misconduct
  • Acted in a situation where multiple potential conflicts of interests existed as between his firm’s clients and one of its partners
  • Failed to advise his clients of the conflicting interests
  • Failed to recommend that clients seek separate advice
  • Failed to issue the letters required by the Solicitors (Scotland) Practice Rules 1986
  • Continued to act for his client after a clear conflict had arisen arising from the failure of another client to pay the price under the second level missives
  • Failed to tender appropriate advice
  • Continued to act for a number of clients and the bank at one stage
  • Exposed two of his clients and the bank to a significant risk by drawing down loan funds and effecting partial settlement of one client’s purchase with neither a marketable title nor a valid security available
  • Failed to credit the sums borrowed from the bank by two of his clients to a ledger account in their name and instead making payment to the ledger account in the name of his partner and his partner’s wife in breach of rule 4 and 6 of Solicitors (Scotland) Accounts Rules
  • Misled the bank as to the status of its security

As a direct consequence of his misconduct, the enablers for Solicitor Misfits sitting on the Discipline Tribunal punished Alex by gifting him with a complimentary censure and a fine in the sum of £2,500.


As we speak (ca. August 2018), Alex practices at 31 Hawkhill in Dundee, Scotland.


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