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Statement Following the Sentencing of Simon Armitage

Posted by on October 22nd 2015 in Statements

An Exeter-based solicitor has been jailed after being convicted of fraud.

Simon Armitage carried out the crimes over a period of about three years between 2010 and 2013.

All of the offences took place when Armitage was running his own firm, Armitage & Co, based in Exeter.

It was another legal firm, Kitsons Solicitors, which alerted police to his illegal activities.

Today Simon Armitage was convicted at Exeter Crown Court, having pleaded guilty to nine charges of fraud and one of forgery. He was sentenced to four years.

Simon Armitage founded Armitage & Co in September 1979, operating as a sole practitioner in Exeter for...

Simon Armitage

Posted by on February 21st 2014 in Statements

“With immediate effect, Simon Armitage no longer works for Kitsons Solicitors.

Simon joined Kitsons as a Partner on 1st June 2013 to specialise in residential Conveyancing and Probate work, bringing with him his practice Armitage & Co. Both parties had wanted to merge Simon’s clients into Kitsons where they could be offered a wider range of advice and assistance.

In February 2014 Kitsons received a complaint from one of Simon’s clients, an internal investigation followed during which what appeared to be evidence of financial irregularities on a small number of files brought to the firm by Simon were reported to the Solicitors...