Paralegal fined £2,000 for lying about having a first class Brookes law degree

She failed to ‘complete the requirements for a degree’


A young paralegal has been fined £2,000 after it was discovered she lied about her qualifications, which included a first class degree in Law from Oxford Brookes University.

Hani Hussein had posted her falsified CV onto an online job website, in which she also claimed to have completed the Bar Professional Training Course at the College of Law (now the University of Law).

The Solicitors Regulation Authority investigated Hani Hussein's case, finding she had obtained neither qualification. The regulator said: "Ms Hussein's conduct was deliberate: she gave the impression she had certain qualifications and; she benefited financially from her deceit."

As well as Hani Hussein being ordered to pay the £2,000 fine, she also received a Section 43 order stating: "No solicitor shall employ or remunerate her in connection with his/her practice as a solicitor."

A spokesperson for Oxford Brookes University confirmed to Legal Cheek that Hani Hussein “had not completed the requirements for a degree and was therefore, not awarded the qualification.”