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Entries Tagged as 'Sharing receipts with non-lawyers'

Solicitor reprimanded for letting conveyancer steal monies from his office account

June 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Legal Services Commissioner v WP [2008] VCAT 983 was a guilty plea. A sole practitioner and ex-cop shared offices with a Turkish conveyancer named Dervish. The solicitor practised as a sole practitioner under the name “Thomasz and Dervish”, even though Mr Dervish’s only connection with the legal practice was that he shared premises with it. […]

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Tags: Discipline · Misconduct · reckless disregard for rules · Sharing receipts with non-lawyers

The American version of the Briginshaw standard of proof

May 20th, 2007 · No Comments

In a stinging dissent against the conclusion of a majority of the Supreme Court of Washington that a lawyer had breached a conflict of duties rule in representing multiple parties, one judge set out what sounds a lot like the US version of the Briginshaw standard of proof which prevails in Australian and English disciplinary […]

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Tags: concurrent duties · conflicts · Discipline · duty and duty · Ethics · litigation ethics · Sharing receipts with non-lawyers

Solicitor gets 4 months’ holiday for sharing receipts with unqualified conveyancer

December 16th, 2006 · No Comments

In Legal Services Commissioner v DLM [2006] LPT 13, the solicitor was ordered to pay the costs of the prosecution, publicly reprimanded, and had his practising certificate suspended for 4 months. He was guilty of sharing receipts from his law practice with an unqualified conveyancer. He agreed with a former colleague, not legally qualified, that […]

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Tags: Sharing receipts with non-lawyers · Uncategorized · Unqualified practice