Phil Shiner, 61, was found guilty of professional misconduct for false accusations against troops. He was discovered moving his assets to family and friends before declaring himself bankrupt.
Phil Shiner, owner of the now defunct Public Interest Lawyers (PIL), attempted to dodge a £7million bill by gifting his house, two guitars, artwork and a pile of cash.
But the Government’s Insolvency Service said last night it had managed to recover nearly £500,000 and is now selling the former solicitor’s home.
In an attack on Mr Shiner’s ‘unacceptable behaviour’, it said he ‘undertook bogus damage claims’ against the Ministry of Defence and former soldiers that alleged ‘fictitious murder and torture incidents’.
He was struck off as a solicitor last year after a disciplinary tribunal that he failed to attend and has been left with a huge bill owed to the taxpayer, the solicitors’ watchdog and others.
Justin Dionne, official receiver for the Insolvency Service, said the lawyer was caught out after moving his money and assets around before he declared himself bankrupt.