Mr David John Abbott
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David Abbott between 1 July 2009 and 24 September 2009 held himself out or allowed himself to be held out as a barrister pursuant to paragraph 201 of the Bar?s Code of Conduct without having a current practising certificate issued by the Bar Council in accordance with the practising requirements in paragraph 202(c) of the Code of Conduct in that he:
a) Filed a Notice of Acting in a claim number 9PA92854 in the Leeds County Court on behalf of an organisation called ?Consumer & Family Legal Services? in which he had an interest;
b) The said Notice read ?TAKE NOTICE that we, the undersigned, Consumer & Family Legal Services of Tower Point, 44 North Road, Brighton, Sussex BN1 1YR have been instructed as Counsel through NE Law..?;
c) The said Notice was signed as ?Consumer & Family Legal Services, Counsel to the Defendant?.
Such conduct being serious due to its nature and extent pursuant to paragraph 901.5 of the Code of Conduct.