A solicitor at global firm DLA Piper has been accused of inflating her academic achievements and claiming to have received high marks in subjects she did not study. The woman allegedly claimed to have qualifications in six areas of law which she had not studied and inflated her grades in all but one of the subjects she did study. In her application to join DLA Piper she copied lines from the CV of two solicitors and claimed to have carried out work that was actually done by a Weightmans partner, a former firm for which she worked. She has since left DLA Piper. A DLA Piper spokesperson said: Ms Bains left our firm in February 2016, a few months after she joined, following an internal investigation into this matter. Whilst regrettable for the individual concerned, we fully respect the decision of the SDT.