TWO senior partners at former Southport law firm Barnetts have been accused of misappropriating money from a litigation fund that was “improperly” obtained.

Richard Barnett, a Law Society council member, and Anthony Swift, who both led the Southport firm until it went into administration in January, are being investigated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA).

Mr Barnett is contesting the claims which he says are “deeply flawed”.  Mr Swift could not be reached for comment.

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