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Insolvency practitioner sanctions: Paul Atkinson 6 March 2018

On 6 March 2018 a disciplinary consent order was made against Paul Atkinson of Essex


Disciplinary Consent Order: Paul Atkinson

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This Order is made in relation to a complaint that Mr Atkinson in his role as Trustee in Bankruptcy:

  1. breached the fundamental principle of Professional Competence and Due Care of the Ethics Code, between 31 March 2009 and 18 December 2015 when he:
  • Failed to take steps to oversee or verify the actions of those he instructed to act on his behalf in connection with his responsibilities as Trustee in Bankruptcy;
  • Failed to check the content and veracity of statements prepared on his behalf;
  • Signed, as statement of truth, witness statements prepared on his behalf when he had not checked the content or veracity of those statements;
  • On 4 November 2013 allowed representations to be made to the court to the effect that all relevant material had been disclosed to the Applicant, when this was not the case;
  • Failed to safeguard financial records and documents belonging to an associated partnership.
Published 23 April 2018