Mr Mark Harvey Lorrell

View full barrister record on The Barristers' Register

View record
Barrister Status:
Self Employed
Called:
Nov 1999
Inn:
Lincoln's Inn
Hearing type:
Disciplinary Tribunal (5 Person)
Tribunal panel members:
His Honour Judge Alan Eliezer Greenwood ,  Mr Charles Richard Milo Bagot QC ,  Mr Paul Robb ,  Miss Siobhan Heather Heron
Decision date
13/11/2019
Breach details:
Paragraphs 301(a)(i) and 301(a)(iii) and pursuant to paragraph 901.7 of the Code of Conduct of the Bar of England and Wales (8th Edition) and Core Duty 9 and Rule rC65.3 of the BSB Handbook (9th Edition of the Code of Conduct)
Offence details:

Mark Lorrell, an unregistered barrister and BSB regulated person, engaged in conduct which was likely to diminish public confidence in the legal profession or in the administration of justice or otherwise bring the legal profession into disrepute, contrary to paragraph 301(a)(iii), in that, in 2012, Mark Lorrell, who was also qualified as a solicitor and employed by X LLP, acted for two clients, Y and Y1 and in so doing, allowed the firm's client account to be used inappropriately as a banking facility, in breach of the Solicitors Accounts Rules and in such a way as amounted to a failure to act with integrity. Such conduct was found proved by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) in a decision dated 13 September 2016.
Mark Lorrell, an unregistered barrister and BSB regulated person, engaged in conduct which was discreditable to a barrister, contrary to paragraph 301(a)(i), in that, in 2013, Mark Lorrell, who was also qualified as a solicitor and employed by X LLP, acted for two clients, C and S Ltd, in circumstances which amounted to a conflict of interest, both between the two clients and between the interests of C and of Mark Lorrell and in such a way as amounted to a failure to act with integrity. Such conduct was found proved by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) on 5 July 2018 and confirmed by the appeal court in a decision dated 16 April 2019.
Mark Lorrell, an unregistered barrister and BSB regulated person, engaged in conduct which was likely to diminish public confidence in the legal profession or in the administration of justice or otherwise bring the legal profession into disrepute, contrary to paragraph 301(a)(iii), in that, in 2013, Mark Lorrell, who was also qualified as a solicitor and employed by X LLP, acted for two clients, C and S Ltd, in circumstances which amounted to a conflict of interest, both between the two clients and between the interests of C and of Mark Lorrell and in such a way as amounted to a failure to act with integrity. Such conduct was found proved by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) on 5 July 2018 and confirmed by the appeal court in a decision dated 16 April 2019.
Mark Lorrell, an unregistered barrister and BSB regulated person, failed to promptly report to the BSB that regulatory or disciplinary or enforcement action had been taken by another approved regulator, in that, the SRA (Solicitors Regulation Authority), an Approved Regulator, took the following action against Mark Lorrell, which Mark Lorrell failed to report to the BSB promptly or at all.
i. In March and September 2016, lodged and served section 5 allegations against Mark Lorrell, which allegation included one of dishonesty;
ii. In April 2016, issued a control of practice order, placing conditions on the 2015/2016 practising certificate of Mark Lorrell; and
iii. In September 2016, took enforcement action which resulted in an order of the SDT being made in August 2016, which ordered Mark Lorrell to be suspended from practice for three months.

Sanction:
Suspended for two years and five months to end on 7 December 2020
Status:
Final