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.
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