She makes 9.5k a month. Fined 1k for stalking

WINCHESTER

A property lawyer who fired off letters to relatives of her husband’s mistress describing the woman’s ‘love of fisting’ is facing the end of her career.

Katherine Simpson, 49, detailed the ‘bizarre sexual practices’ of husband Jonathan, 48, and his former lover’s antics to her brother, sister-in-law and her former partner.

Mrs Simpson described her as a ‘chavvy woman from Southampton’ with ‘fake boobs’ before firing off the letters.

The solicitor, a partner at Pemberton Greenish who was admitted to the roll in 1993, was convicted of stalking alongside her barrister husband following a trial at Southwark Crown Court last June.

She was handed a curfew and a restraining order after being described as more of a ‘victim’ due to the affair.

Mr Simpson was given six months in jail suspended for a year, along with a year-long restraining order and a mental health treatment requirement.

Mrs Simpson is facing a misconduct hearing before the Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal in central London.

She appeared in all black and dabbed at her eyes with a tissue as the case was formally opened.

Andrew Bullock, for the Solicitors Regulation Authority, said: ‘The allegations relate to a course of conduct extending between 1 January 2015 and 10 March 2015.

‘She was sentenced for the offence on 20 June 2016 and made subject to a restraining order and also made subject to a curfew.

‘What had happened, in essence, was that Mrs Simpson’s husband had an affair which has ended and he has persisted in contacting the other woman, resulting in a restraining order being made against him.

‘What Mrs Simpson is doing is contacting third parties associated with the other woman in the hope of desisting the other woman from making a complaint that her husband has breached the restraining order.’

Mr Bullock told the tribunal that ‘the trial and her behaviour has attracted extensive publicity and that publicity has referred to her status as a solicitor.’

He also read from one of the letters Mrs Simpson sent to an associate of the woman, which read: ‘She must have known that, as a lawyer, I would take this matter in my own hands.

‘I am not impetuous like my husband. I strike at the right moment.’

Mr Bullock said: ‘You may think that the fact that Mrs Simpson was deploying her status as a lawyer in one of the letters which ultimately led to her conviction is a matter relevant to your deliberations.’

He added that her conviction was for ‘disreputable conduct in the most literal sense of the word and conduct that, moreover, which was apt to make her look ridiculous in the eyes of the world at large.’

Mr Bullock added that she was ‘well known in the field of leaseholding and enfranchisement.’

Mr Simpson was sending his mistress flowers after being told by police not to contact her while his wife was ringing her to shout ‘c***’ down the phone repeatedly.

After the affair ended abruptly, he attempted to contact the woman and was given a harassment notice and restraining order after trying to call from a pay phone.

Mrs Simpson then sent graphic letters to the woman’s family as part of a ‘fact-finding mission’ in order to ‘see an end to the restraining order’.

The letters claimed the woman had ‘scooped sperm’ from the kitchen floor to try and get pregnant after sex with Mr Simpson and said her ‘orifices were penetrated without protection.’

Mrs Simpson explicitly wrote that she wanted the woman to drop the restraining order and that she ‘stay out of Winchester’.

‘If she agrees or chooses to meet these requests she will find all her problems over,’ the letter added.

In a rant covertly recorded by police, Mrs Simpson described her as a ‘chavvy woman from Southampton’ with ‘fake boobs’ and labelled her boyfriend a ‘thug’ who should be kept in a cage.

In the footage, Mrs Simpson could be heard saying: ‘This woman is a chavvy woman from Southampton with fake boobs – we shouldn’t be mixing with people like that.

‘Lying to the police is something we do not do, certainly not in our echelon of society.’

Passing sentence, Judge Alistair McCreath said: ‘You did it, I accept, because you were worried that he would be the subject of complaints in respect of the restraining order and you sought to protect him and to support him.

‘But what you did was utterly misguided.’

Mrs Simpson described herself as ‘more victim than offender’ and claimed she had endured an ’18-month period of living hell’.

Mrs Simpson, of (9) Clifton Terrace, Winchester, Hampshire, has admitted professional misconduct.

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