Disciplinary outcome: Justine Lewis

Order by consent

In the matter of

Justine Lewis

Membership number

120513

Date

11 April 2022

Misconduct

Justine Lewis’s professional or personal conduct was found to be in breach of the Code of Professional Ethics and to have posed a risk to the public or was likely to undermine public confidence in the Association or its members; namely:

  1. Between on or around 13 March 2020 until on or around 06 August 2021, she knowingly continued to provide self-employed accountancy or related services to the public whilst not licensed to provide such services or approved as exempt from holding a licence to provide such services.
  2. Between on or around 13 March 2020 until on or around 06 August 2021, she knowingly continued to provide self-employed accountancy or related services to the public without being registered with a supervisory authority for the purposes of Anti Money Laundering.

Finding

Grounds for disciplinary action existed and the matter was suitable for exercise of the Investigations team's powers under the Disciplinary Regulations.

Order

Justine Lewis is hereby:

  1. Expelled from membership of AAT for a period of three years/36 months.

Consent

Justine Lewis has agreed to submit to the decision of the Investigations Team in accordance with Regulation 6 of the Disciplinary Regulations.