UPDATED: Lawyers’ tribunal compared with Stalin, Nazis during ‘show trial’

Lawyer Evgeny Orlov has compared the Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal to the Spanish Inquisition and a Stalinist show trial, claiming it created an atmosphere of Nazi Germany.

Mr Orlov faced several charges of misconduct during a five-day hearing in September brought by the Law Society’s national standards committee. The tribunal decided 4-1 he was guilty of five counts of misconduct.

Last week the tribunal released its decision to disbar him; this week, it has explained its reasons.

 

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