Ex-Locke Lord London partner behind 'dubious' investment scheme struck off and fined £70,000

Partner's conduct demonstrated "complete departure from standards of integrity, probity and trustworthiness expected of a solicitor", SDT rules

A former Locke Lord London partner who was fired by the firm for using a client account to run a “dubious” £21m investment scheme has been struck off and ordered to pay £70,000 in costs by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT).

Banking and finance partner Jonathan Denton left Locke Lord in October 2015 after running the scheme for two and a half years, despite concerns raised by enquiries from the FBI and the Metropolitan Police. Last year, the US firm received a record £500,000 fine from the SDT after admitting four failings in relation to its supervision of Denton.

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