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A letter from the Law Society to me dated 11/3/1987.

Dear Madam

Re: Herbert Wright, solicitor.

I am instructed to advise you that the Disciplinary Committee has dealt with this case which was referred to it by the Lay Society following the complaints received by you and from the Official Solicitor.

The Disciplinary Committee found that Mr Wright's handling of the matters complained of amounted to unprofessional conduct. The Committee was at pains to point out that there is no dishonesty involved. [That is very interesting, Ms. Neeson. If the foregoing is true, why did the Attorney General in a written reply to Mr. Roy Beggs MP state at Answer number 3, quote, "A direction to prosecute an individual for an offence contrary to section 15 of the Theft Act (Northern Ireland) 1969 was issued on 10 June 1987. An investigation by an officer of the fraud squad of the Royal Ulster Constabulary commenced in August 1981." Surely if there was no dishonesty involved, then Mr. Wright would not have been charged under the Theft Act (Northern Ireland) 1969.] The Committee decided that Mr Wright should be suspended from practice for three years from 22nd January 1987. Mr Wright was also ordered to pay contributions towards the costs of the proceedings.

The Disciplinary Committee is the final stage of a complaint. Mr Wright's case is therefore concluded.

Yours faithfully


TAsst. Secretary