Former SNP MP Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh found guilty of professional misconduct

Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh (left) and her husband Zulfikar Sheikh arrive for the Solicitors' Discipline Tribunal hearing at Perth Concert Hall. Picture: Jane Barlow/PA
Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh (left) and her husband Zulfikar Sheikh arrive for the Solicitors' Discipline Tribunal hearing at Perth Concert Hall. Picture: Jane Barlow/PA
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Former MP Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh has been found guilty of professional misconduct over her handling of a trust at a law firm where she was partner.

The SNP member was brought before a tribunal along with fellow solicitor Alan Mickel, with whom she ran Hamilton Burns.

The Law Society said the pair failed to keep proper accounts of a trust set up in May 2012, borrowed sums from the trust when it was not in the practice of lending money and their actions constituted a conflict of interest.

At a hearing in Perth on Tuesday, chairman of the Scottish Solicitors’ Discipline Tribunal (SSDT), Nicholas Whyte, said it had found both guilty of professional misconduct.