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Lawyer Phil Shiner is bankrupted

17 th March 2017

Phil Shiner, the solicitor struck off for dishonestly bringing claims against British soldiers who fought in Iraq, has been declared bankrupt, raising doubts that the Solicitors Regulation Authority will be able to recoup the £3.2 million of public funds that were paid to his law firm, Public Interest Lawyers, in legal aid, and the £250,000 in costs in bringing proceedings against him.

Jonathan Ames

Times, 17 March 2017, 9. Also reported in Daily Telegraph, 17 March 2017, 1,2

Subject: Legal Profession, Legal advice and funding

Keywords: Bankruptcy; Costs; Legal aid; Solicitors; Solicitors Regulation Authority

Companies referred: Public Interest Lawyers