On Friday, a crown court judge lifted reporting restrictions on the case in which Robinson, along with 21 employees, was convicted of fraud after claiming for millions of pounds of work that was never done. Robinson was released in July after serving half of a seven-year jail term. The lawyers’ scam centred on the Green Forms that were used by law firms to claim for certain types of Legal Aid work. In hearings at the time, Bristol Crown Court heard that solicitors and clerks exaggerated their bills or simply made up clients to such an extent that they would have had to have been working 30-hours-a-day. The scam was uncovered after police received a tip-off from a member of staff. Robinsons Solicitors no longer exists. Reporting restrictions were lifted on Friday after the case against one of the defendants, Archie Ross, 51, was ordered to lie on file when he was ruled unfit to stand trial.
Dennis Layton takes up the position on April 1 and will contribute to the firm’s goal of becoming the leading global professional services organisation by 2020
Richard Cartwright becomes the new head, taking over from incumbent head of office David Lemon
Brian Burke, business development director, has moved within the firm to 'develop Quantuma’s networks with Sussex professional firms'
Stephen Mills joins the Manchester office from IBM, where he spent 12 years as an associate partner in the data, analytics and cognitive consulting group