A former real estate partner at law firm Fieldfisher is facing a disciplinary tribunal after allegedly backdating documents and signing a misleading witness statement in a legal case.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority said it had decided to prosecute Stephen Evans-Jones and had referred his case to the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal, according to a 27 May notice.
Evans-Jones was a real estate partner in Fieldfisher’s Manchester office at the time of the alleged incidents. He left the firm in November, according to his LinkedIn profile, and is now a partner at Wilmslow-based Flahive Law.
Evans-Jones did not respond to FN’s requests for comment. Fieldfisher declined to comment.
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The SRA accused Evans-Jones of creating letters which he backdated to make it appear as though they were contemporaneous documents that had been created and sent.
It alleged that he caused or allowed backdated letters to be attached to particulars of a claim, knowing they would be served on the defendant’s solicitors and the court.
It also alleged he signed a witness statement supported by a statement of truth which was filed in possession proceedings and served on the defendant’s solicitors which were inaccurate and misleading.
The SRA said the allegations are subject to a hearing before the SDT and are unproven.
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Evans-Jones worked at Fieldfisher between 2012 and 2020, according to his LinkedIn profile. Prior to that he was a director at Cantor Law between 2007 and 2012 and was an associate at Glaisyers between 2003 and 2007.
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