We covered the case of Liverpool Solicitor Nick Marray who was jailed for two years all the way back in July 2013 for perverting the course of justice.
He’s presumably long out. As we noted, it’s likely that he would be struck off – it’s harder to imagine an offence that is more likely to go to the heart of being a lawyer.
Well, the wheels of justice move slowly. Finally, on the 11th February 2016, Mr Marray was struck off by the SRA as a result.
The news report doesn’t have much more detail as to what it was that he had actually done. The SRA will, in due course, give more details, but it’s currently showing as pending.
There had previously been conditions on his working and, we assume (at least we hope) that he has been prohibited from working since his conviction.
It is also an interesting question of why what he did amounts to perverting the course of justice – and this will depend on exactly what it was that Mr Marry did and said.
Although we can say he would have had top notch representation, so there’s probably no real doubt that whatever he said, it would have amounted to the offence.