A former DLA Piper associate has been struck off a roll of solicitors by the U.K.’s Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal and asked to pay $7,933 in costs after admitting to fabricating her qualifications.

Tania Bains joined the global legal giant in September 2015 as an associate in the finance and projects team, after completing a two-year training contract with Weightmans, a regional U.K. firm based in Liverpool. She had previously taken a summer placement at Weightmans.

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