Former Cobbetts leadership fined by SDT after admitting failings over firm's 2013 collapse

Six former board members at collapsed Manchester firm - four of who are now at DWF - fined after admitting to allegations

Six ex-Cobbetts partners – including former managing partner Nick Carr and senior partner Stephen Benson – have been fined by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) after admitting to failings related to the firm’s collapse in 2013.

All six have been fined between £12,500 and £17,500 and ordered to pay costs of as much as £35,000 for their roles in the demise of the Manchester firm, which at its pre-recession height had annual revenues of almost £60m.

This premium content is reserved for
Legal Week Subscribers.

Subscribe today to get ALL ACCESS and 15% off!

A premium subscription gives you access to all articles and provides:

  • Trusted insight, news and analysis from the UK and across the globe
  • Connections to senior business lawyers within the leading law firms and legal departments
  • Unique access to ALM’s unrivalled, market-leading reporting in the US and Asia and cutting-edge research, including Legal Week’s UK Top 50 and Global 100 rankings
  • The Legal Week Daily News Alert, Editor’s Highlights, and Breaking News digital newsletters and more, plus a choice of over 70 ALM newsletters
  • Optimized access on all of your devices: desktop, tablet and mobile
  • Complete access to the site’s full archive of more than 56,000 articles

Subscribe Now For All Access

For enterprise-wide or corporate enquiries, please contact Paul Reeves on or call on +44 (0) 203 875 0651