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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25 May 2017
INTERLOCUTORY APPLICATION – DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS – STRIKE OUT OR DISCLOSURE OF PARTICULARS – S 47 QCAT ACT – S 62 QCAT ACT – whether the proceedings were so lacking in substance and misconceived so as to warrant striking out.
18 May 2017
PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT OR UNSATISFACTORY PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT – DISHONEST APPLICATION OF TRUST FUNDS ON TEN OCCASIONS
27 April 2017
PROFESSIONS AND TRADES – LAWYERS – COMPLAINTS AND DISCIPLINE – DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS – UNSATISFACTORY PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT
20 April 2017
PROFESSIONS AND TRADES – LAWYERS – COMPLAINTS AND DISCIPLINE – DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS – PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT
18 April 2017
PROFESSIONS AND TRADES – LAWYERS – COMPLAINTS AND DISCIPLINE – PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT AND UNSATISFACTORY CONDUCT – where the respondent accepted the charges but argued that his mental illness excused that conduct or was a mitigating factor
3 March 2017
PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLINE – Legal Profession – Liability as Principal for Conduct of Law Practice – Mishandling of Trust Money – Failing to Account for Funds Received – Misappropriation – Misleading Clients – Overcharging – Acting without Authority – Breaching Court Order – Misleading the Investigator - Professional Misconduct.
30 January 2017
SOLICITOR – PERSONAL INTEREST CONFLICT - Rules 12.4.1 and 12.4.2 ASCR. Failure to inform testator of provision in will entitling charging legal costs for administration of estate, failing to decline to act in drawing will where solicitor to be beneficiary.
20 January 2017
PROFESSIONS AND TRADES – LAWYERS – UNQUALIFIED PERSONS AND DISQUALIFIED PRACTITIONERS – OTHER MATTERS
15 December 2016
1 December 2016