The Queensland Law Society Ethics Centre releases “Discipline Updates”. The updates are designed to provide a summary of recent discipline decisions to help solicitors proactively avoid complaints.
The Centre is committed to assisting solicitors maintain high standards of professional conduct.
Discipline decisions will be published regularly on this website.
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8 December 2017
Professional misconduct and unsatisfactory professional conduct – criminal offences – whether the respondent is permanently unfit to practise or is not a fit and proper person to be a legal practitioner of the Supreme Court
29 November 2017
Legal Profession – barrister continuing to practise without renewing practising certificate – barrister made false and misleading statements to clients, solicitors, courts and legal aid – application in inherent jurisdiction to remove the barrister from the roll – court satisfied of unfitness to practise
9 November 2017
Application to remove Respondent from roll of Australian Legal Practitioners – solicitor forged client’s signature on costs agreement – convicted of publishing false statement to obtain financial advantage – professional misconduct – whether solicitor not a person of good fame and character
19 October 2017
Professional misconduct – Tax offences – Public reprimand and pecuniary penalty
28 September 2017
Appeal from the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal determination that the appellant’s name be removed from the roll of solicitors
21 September 2017
Professions and trades – Lawyers – Complaints and discipline – Disciplinary proceedings – Generally
4 September 2017
Complaints and discipline – four charges made against the Respondent (three dismissed) – excessive charging of legal costs – transfer of trust money without authority
11 August 2017
Lawyers – Complaints and discipline – Professional misconduct and unsatisfactory professional conduct
3 August 2017
Disciplinary proceedings – Professional misconduct – failure to obtain professional indemnity insurance – appropriate sanction to be decided – reprimand and costs
27 July 2017
Lawyers – Complaints and discipline – Disciplinary proceedings – Unsatisfactory professional conduct