Back in October 2016 we looked at the case of Iain Farrimond, a senior Crown Prosecutor who was jailed for 6 years for the Attempted Murder of his wife.
After that, as a solicitor, his case was considered by the SRA (Solicitors Regulation Authority). When the case went to the Tribunal, he received an indefinite suspension (rather than being struck off).
The normal course for a solicitor who is convicted of a criminal offence, at least for one of the seriousness that Mr Farrimond pleaded guilty to, is that they are struck off.
It will still be open to Mr Farrimond, when he is released from prison, to apply to go back on the roll and given the medical issues it appears that that may not be an impossibility. But for the moment, and the foreseeable future, that is the end of Mr Farrimond’s legal career.