Mr David Kingsley Wedge

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Barrister Status:
Disbarred
Called:
Jul 2002
Inn:
Middle Temple
Hearing type:
Disciplinary Tribunal (5 Person)
Decision date
25/01/2021
Breach details:
Professional misconduct, contrary to paragraph 301(a) (iii) and pursuant to paragraph 901.7 of the Code of Conduct of the Bar of England and Wales (8th Edition), Core Duty 3, 5, 7, 9, rC8, rC65.3 and rC65.7 of the BSB Handbook (Versions 1.0, 2.0, 2.1, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 and 4.0)
Offence details:

David Kingsley Wedge, an unregistered barrister, 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 June 2008, while in practice as solicitor he accepted a personal loan for £110,000 from a client, AMD, in circumstances in which he had not advised AMD to seek independent legal advice in relation to the loan and/or in which there existed a conflict of interest.
Such conduct was found proved by the Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal in a Judgement dated 3 May 2019.
David Kingsley Wedge, an unregistered barrister and BSB regulated person failed to act with honesty and integrity, in that between 6 January 2014 and April 2016, while in practice as a solicitor, he failed to provide his client KK with a proper standard of service and dishonestly provided KK with misleading information in relation to the status of KK’s professional negligence claim matter.
Such conduct was found proved by the Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal in a judgement dated 3 May 2019, including that David Kingsley Wedge’s conduct had been dishonest.
David Kingsley Wedge, an unregistered barrister and BSB regulated person failed to act with honesty and integrity, in that between 6 January 2014 and March 2015, while in practice as a solicitor, he failed to provide his client RL with a proper standard of service and dishonestly provided RL with misleading information in respect of the work he had carried out in this matter;
Such conduct was found proved by the Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal in a judgement dated 3 May 2019, including that David Kingsley Wedge’s conduct had been dishonest.
David Kingsley Wedge, an unregistered barrister and BSB regulated person acted in a way likely to diminish trust and confidence in him or in the profession, in that while in practice as a solicitor between 6 January 2014 and April 2016, he failed to provide his client KK with a proper standard of service and dishonestly provided KK with misleading information in relation to the status of KK’s professional negligence claim matter;
Such conduct was found proved by the Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal in a judgement dated 3 May 2019.
David Kingsley Wedge, an unregistered barrister and BSB regulated person acted in a way likely to diminish trust and confidence in him or in the profession, in that while in practice as a solicitor between 6 January 2014 and March 2015, he failed to provide his client RL with a proper standard of service and dishonestly provided RL with misleading information in respect of work he had carried out on this matter;
Such conduct was found proved by the Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal in a judgement dated 3 May 2019.
David Kingsley Wedge, an unregistered barrister and BSB regulated person, failed to provide a competent standard of work and service to each client, in that between 6 January 2014 and April 2016 while in practice as a solicitor he failed to provide his client KK with a proper standard of service and dishonestly provided KK with misleading information in relation to the status of KK’s professional negligence claim matter.
Such conduct was found proved by the Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal in a judgement dated 3 May 2019.
David Kingsley Wedge, an unregistered barrister and BSB regulated person, failed to provide a competent standard of work and service to each client, in that between 6 January 2014 and March 2015 while in practice as a solicitor he failed to provide his client RL with a proper standard of service and dishonestly provided RL with misleading information in respect of work he had carried out on this matter.
Such conduct was found proved by the Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal in a judgement dated 3 May 2019.
David Kingsley Wedge, an unregistered barrister and BSB regulated person, failed to be open with his regulators and 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 him, which he failed to report to the BSB promptly or at all:
i. He failed to cooperate fully with the SRA’s investigations into the matters of AMD, KK and RL, which failure was known to him by at least August 2018;
ii. In August 2018 the SRA commenced disciplinary proceedings against David Kingsley Wedge, which proceedings included allegations of dishonesty; and
iii. In a judgement dated 3 May 2019 the SDT struck off David Kingsley Wedge from the roll of solicitors.

Sanction:
Disbarred (Sentence came into effect from 24 February 2021)
Costs:
£1,200.00
Status:
Final