Aziz, Shadid

Date

09 August 2012

Allegation(s)

The allegation made against Mr Aziz was that he advertised and/or permitted to be advertised and/or permitted the continued advertisement of his services in circumstances he knew or ought to have known were inappropriate.

The particulars of the allegation were that Mr Aziz advertised the services he offered on his company’s website.  The services advertised included reserved legal activities that Mr Aziz was not authorised to provide independently. 

Mr Aziz removed the website from the public domain during the IPS investigation.

Outcome

The Professional Conduct Panel found the website to be misleading and found the allegation proved.

Sanction

The Panel ordered that Mr Aziz provide an undertaking that he would notify CILEx of any launch of any website relating to the provision of legal services by him within 24 hours of such launch.