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Solicitor struck off for breaching rules
Published Date: 26 October 2006
A FORMER Fylde solicitor who abandoned his failing law firm has been struck off.
Barry Young set up business in Europe last year when his practice in Preston got into financial difficulty, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal heard.
But the 42-year-old former lawyer left unqualified staff in his Preston office to fend for themselves.
And Young – who also had an office on Clifton Street, Lytham – tried to mislead a Law Society investigator by claiming that Young and Co was being run by another solicitor in his absence.
A former member of Fylde Rugby Club and Royal Lytham and St Annes Golf Club, Young was also found guilty of failing to act independently as a lawyer when he told a woman client, who wished to sell a fish and chip shop, that his brother (Lorne Young) was a potential buyer.
The tribunal also heard he overcharged clients and failed to supervise his staff. He also broke Law Society accounting rules.
Young admitted six breaches of the accountancy rules including allowing a £4,115 shortfall in a client account.
Giving evidence, Young, who now lives in Portugal, said he had been unable to cope with what he claimed had been an "explosion" of conveyancy work and had been rocked by the failure of an Internet company.
Six years ago Young, together with a partner, set up a corporate relocation firm based in Lytham.
Their business provided companies with a wealth of information about the new area they were hoping to relocate in.
IN THE MATTER OF BARRY LUKE DAMIAN YOUNG, solicitor
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IN THE MATTER OF THE SOLICITORS ACT 1974
of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal Constituted under the Solicitors Act 1974
In 2003-2004 the Respondent (Barry Young) acted for Mrs B in the sale of her fish and chip shop business. All contact between Mrs B and the Respondent took place by telephone or letter. Mrs B had found a prospective buyer who was keen to proceed with his purchase. The Respondent advised Mrs B that he had doubts about the ability of the prospective purchaser to honour the terms agreed between the prospective purchaser and Mrs B. As a result of that advice Mrs B declined to proceed with that sale.
14. After the purchase did not proceed, the Respondent told Mrs B that he had a friend who was interested in purchasing the business. Mrs B instructed the Respondent to agree terms for the sale. Two weeks before the matter was to be concluded the Respondent admitted to Mrs B that ‘the friend’ was in fact his brother Mr Lorne Young.
15. At about the same time, the Respondent (Barry Young) told Mrs B that Mr LorneYoung did not, after all, have the ability to complete on the terms that had been provisionally agreed but that he could arrange for Mr LorneYoung to run the business and make payments over a period. Mrs B was anxious to resolve the matter as she had made arrangements on the basis that the matter would be completed so she acceded to the Respondent’s proposal and instructed him to draw up an agreement between herself and Mr LorneYoung.
The Tribunal Orders that the Respondent, Barry Luke Damian Young of 412 Dream Hills, Los Altos, Orihuela Costa, Alicante 03189, solicitor, be Struck Off the Roll of Solicitors and it further Orders that he do pay the costs of and incidental to this application and enquiry fixed in the sum of £15,000 inclusive.
Report Requested For : BARRY LUKE DAMIAN YOUNG
Report for Bankruptcy Case
Forename(s) BARRY LUKE DAMIAN
Date of Birth 05 November 1963
Last Known Address Caixa Postal 137Z
Insolvency Case Details
Case Name BARRY LUKE DAMIAN YOUNG
Court Blackpool County Court
Case Year 2005
Order Date 07 February 2006
Status Currently Bankrupt : Automatic Discharge will be 17 August 2010
Case Description BARRY LUKE DAMIAN YOUNG, 1b Bunker Street, Freckleton, Nr Preston, PR4 1HA, last known to be working as a Solicitor and carrying on business as YOUNG & CO, Eastcliff House, 5 East Cliff, Preston, PR1 3JE and lately residing at 50 Trent Street, Lytham, Lancashire, FY8 5DD.
Trading Name YOUNG & CO
Trading Address Eastcliff House
5 East Cliff