Phil Shiner was struck off after misconduct findings over Iraq war torture claims
Phil Shiner, a solicitor who worked for the now-defunct Public Interest Lawyers (PIL), had 12 charges of misconduct found proved against him by a panel of the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.
In five charges he was found to have acted dishonestly, including agreeing to pay "sweeteners" to a fixer, understood to be Abu Jamal, to persuade him to change his evidence to the £31 million Al-Sweady Inquiry.
Mr Shiner previously admitted nine allegations of acting without integrity, including that he made "unsolicited direct approaches" to potential clients.
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He did not attend the hearing, having written to the tribunal to say he was unwell and could not afford to pay for a defence lawyer.
Mr Shiner was struck off the roll of solicitors.
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