Enforcement Determination Notices and Adjudication Panel Findings

Findings of the Adjudication Panel

Below are current findings. Unless otherwise directed by the Adjudication Panel, any disciplinary determination made against an individual or firm, will remain listed on the CLC website for the duration of any suspension, disqualification, or other sanction, subject to a minimum of 2 years from the date of publication



Date of Finding

Hearing Outcome

Decision Document

(1) John Wells
(2) Rachael Mitchell
(3) Roberts Rose Partnership Limited 
Breaches of the Code of Conduct
Breaches of the Accounts Code

30 March 2022

Mr Wells:12 months disqualification from 28 January 2022 and costs of £10,000
Ms Mitchell: Condition placed on licence and costs of £7,000
Roberts Rose Partnership Limited: No sanction because it is no longer regulated by the CLC


Philip Harris

Interim Order pending an Adjudication Panel hearing

20 April 2022

Suspension of licence pending Adjudication Panel hearing

1. Hobson & Latham Limited
2. Stephen McDonagh
3. Janette Sweetman

Breaches of the CLC's Code of Conduct

21 January 2022

Hobson & Latham: Fine of £30,000 and Costs of £20,000
Stephen McDonagh: Fine of £10,000
Janette Sweetman: Reprimand

Jonathan Mounteney

Breaches of the CLC's Code of Conduct and the Notification Code

23 November 2021

Fine: £10,000
Costs: 70% of CLC's costs and costs of proceedings

Claire Williams/
Residential Property Lawyers

Breaches of the CLC’s Accounts Code and the CLC’s Code of Conduct

28 July 2021

Disqualification for ten years
Costs: £51,138.09

Ravinder Dhunna

Breaches of the Code of Conduct

14 May 2021

Disqualification for three years and six months
Costs of £7,000

Josephine Filler

Breaches of the CLC’s Code of Conduct

23 February 2021

Fine: £1000
Costs: £4000

Carol Hill

Breaches of the CLC Accounts Code

15 June 2020

15 June 2020

10 Year disqualification
Costs: £1,080

Ravinder Dhunna

Breaches of the CLC Accounts Code

5 June 2020

3 months’ disqualification

Costs: £1,220

Joanne Hewitt

Breaches of the CLC Accounts Code

12 August 2019

3 year disqualification

Costs: £3,000

Stephen Cox

Criminal conviction

4 August 2017

Permanent Disqualification

Costs: None

Simon Alexander Brooks

Criminal conviction

26 January 2017

Permanent Disqualification

Costs: £4,480

Enforcement Determination Notices

Enforcement Determination Notices record agreed outcomes between the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) and a Licensed Body (alternative business structure) in relation to the breaches of the CLC Code committed by the entity. They are not settled by the independent Adjudication Panel but are issued following agreement between the CLC and the entity.

Regulated entityHB Property Legal Ltd
(also trading as JP Goldman)
Code breachesBreaches of the CLC’s Anti-Money Laundering and Combatting Terrorist Financing Code and the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 (as amended)
Date of enforcement
notice and penalty
24th November 2021

Financial Penalty: £1,187.50
Read enforcement noticeEnforcement Determination Notice

You can read the CLC’s Regulation and Enforcement Policy  (including clauses on the publication of determinations) here

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