Queensland Law Society

Discipline Updates

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.


Legal Services Commissioner v Z

12 June 2018

Professional misconduct and unsatisfactory professional conduct – criminal offences


Legal Services Commissioner v LJ McDonald [2018] QCAT 82

24 May 2018

Professions and trades – lawyers – complaints and discipline – professional misconduct and unsatisfactory conduct – other matters


Attorney-General of the State of Queensland v Legal Services Commissioner & Anor; Legal Services Commissioner v HW Shand [2018] QCA 66

17 May 2018

Disciplinary proceedings – fit and proper person – appeal from the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal – removal from Roll of Solicitors


Legal Services Commissioner v XBT [2018] QCAT 64

10 May 2018

Complaints and discipline – disciplinary proceedings – professional misconduct and unsatisfactory professional conduct – falsification of documents threatening letters – mental health as a mitigating circumstance.


Legal Services Commissioner v RA Boundy [2018] QCAT 55

10 May 2018

Lawyers’ complaints and discipline – professional misconduct or unsatisfactory professional conduct – neglect and delay. 


Legal Services Commissioner v AL Jackson [2017] QCAT 449

3 May 2018

Complaints and discipline – professional misconduct and unsatisfactory professional conduct – solicitor’s costs.


Legal Services Commissioner v SL Reid (No 3) [2017] QCAT 471

26 April 2018

Professions and trades – lawyers – complaints and discipline – professional misconduct and unsatisfactory conduct 


Legal Services Commissioner v PA Corbett [2018] QCAT 36

4 April 2018

Disciplinary proceedings – professional misconduct or unsatisfactory professional conduct – neglect and delay – trust funds.


Legal Services Commissioner v GR Woodman [2017] QCAT 385

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


Council of the New South Wales Bar Association v CAP Biscoe [2017] NSWCA 286

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


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