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.