Disciplinary outcome: Sam Bhatti

Order by consent

In the matter of

Mr Sam Bhatti

Membership number

10240538

Date

15 March 2022

Misconduct

Sam Bhatti’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 06 October 2017 until on or around 20 December 2021, he provided self-employed accountancy or related services to the public whilst not registered or licensed to provide such services or approved as exempt from holding a licence to provide such services.
  2. Between on or around 06 October 2017 until on or around 20 December 2021, he provided 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

Sam Bhatti is hereby:

  1. Severely reprimanded, with the reprimand to remain live on his record for a period of two years/24 months.
  2. Fined £2,451.00.
  3. Required to obtain a licence within 30 days of the date of the Order of the Association.

Consent

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