A Gerrards Cross law firm worker has been banned from working in the profession again after it was revealed she had falsified her CV.

Sameena Usmani began working at Clarity Family Law Solicitors in March last year, but was dismissed after her employers found she had submitted a CV which included false information about previous jobs.

Ms Usmani acquired a domain name which was deliberately similar to that of another law firm, before using that domain name to provide the solicitors with a fake email address in order for it to seek a reference for her.

She then responded to that request falsely claiming to be someone else and provided false information which corroborated her manufactured employment history.

The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) found her conduct to be dishonest and made a section 43 order against her. The order prevents her from working for any regulated firm again without SRA permission.

The solicitors have issued a statement, saying: "Clarity Family Law Solicitors wish to make it clear that Miss Sameena Usmani was not a solicitor; she was a secretary who was employed on 7 March 2018 on the strength of falsified references. 

"The Solicitors Regulation Authority investigated this offence of dishonesty after Clarity notified the authority that  Miss Usmani was instantly dismissed on 16 March 2018 after her dishonesty was uncovered. 

"Clarity Family Law prides itself in providing excellent client care both to the local community, nationally and globally and Miss Usmani has no further connection with this firm."