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  1. KIT v Zhu [2019] NZIACDT 34 (20 May 2019) [PDF, 176 KB]

    Breach of professional obligations and Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007 (the Act) / student and visitor visa applications / failure to provide written agreement to client / adviser did not engage with client / adviser did not keep complete file notes / s442e of the Act  / breach of Code of Conduct 2014, cl1, cl2e, cl18a, cl26aiii and cl26c / Sparks v Immigration Advisers Complaints and Disciplinary Tribunal [2017] NZHC 376 / Z v Dental Complaints Assessment Committee [2008] NZSC 55, [2009] 1 NZLR 1 / unlicensed staff processed application / adviser did not personally obtain client’s instructions / no written agreement / adviser failed to keep file notes / complaint upheld.

  2. MG v Hu [2019] NZIACDT 33 (17 May 2019) [PDF, 118 KB]

    Sanctions decision / complaint upheld by Tribunal / MG v Hu [2019] NZIACDT 20 / long term business vis / conflict of interest / advisor acted for vendor of business and client / party to providing false information to Immigration New Zealand (INZ) / Code of Conduct 2014, cl11b / cl15a and cl3a / HELD / Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007, s50 and s51 / power to award sanctions / Z v Dental Complaints Assessment Committee [2008] NZSC 55, [2009] 1 NZLR 1 / Dentice v Valuers Registration Board [1992] 1 NZLR 720 (HC) / Liston v Director of Proceedings [2018] NZHC 2981 / professional disciplinary proceedings focused on protection of the public and profession, not punishment / Patel v Complaints Assessment Committee HC Auclkand CVI-2007-404-1818, 13 August 2007 / advisor accepts responsibility for breaches of the Code of Conduct / further breaches unlikely / advisor has taken steps to ensure compliance with obligations/ s51a / advisor cautioned.

  3. Hahn v Walke [2019] NZIACDT 32 (14 May 2019) Sanctions [PDF, 238 KB]

    Sanctions decision / complaint upheld by Tribunal / Hahn v Walke [2019] NZIADCT 19 / seminars / allowing unlicensed  person to give immigration advice / Code of Conduct 2014, cl1 and cl3c / HELD / Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007, s50 and s51 / power to award sanctions / Z v Dental Complaints Assessment Committee [2008] NZSC 55, [2009] 1 NZLR 1 / Dentice v Valuers Registration Board [1992] 1 NZLR 720 (HC) / Liston v Director of Proceedings [2018] NZHC 2981 / professional disciplinary proceedings focused on protection of the public and profession, not punishment / Patel v Complaints Assessment Committee HC Auckland CIV-2007-404-1818, 13 August 2007 / advisor’s actions serious / s511a / advisor censured / s511e / prohibited from reapplying for licence  for two years / required to complete training before reapplying for licence / s511f / fined

  4. Abellera v Elizabeth [2019] NZIACDT 31 (13 May 2019) [PDF, 94 KB]

    Final decision / complaint upheld by Tribunal / interim decision Abellera v Elizabeth [2017] NZIACDT 17 / breach of professional obligations and Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007 (the Act) / failure to tailor written agreement to client / failure to issue refund / demand to withdraw complaint in exchange for refund / Code of Conduct 2014, cl1, cl19e cl24a and cl24e / adviser apologised and accepted responsibility / refund issued / no further sanction appropriate / complaint upheld.

  5. Suresh v Elizabeth [2019] NZIACDT 30 (10 May 2019) [PDF, 197 KB]

    Rubber stamping / breach of professional obligations and Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007 (the Act) / failure to tailor written agreement to client / delays in preparing EOI / lack of refund policy / failure to refund / s442a of the Act  / negligence / Code of Conduct 2014, cl1, cl3c, cl19e, cl19k and cl24 / Sparks v Immigration Advisers Complaints and Disciplinary Tribunal [2017] NZHC 376 / Z v Dental Complaints Assessment Committee [2008] NZSC 55, [2009] 1 NZLR 1 / adviser did not have any involvement with file / unlicensed staff processed application / obligations cannot be delegated / agreement not tailored to client’s circumstances  / delay in preparing EOI unreasonable and negligent / advisor failed to offer a fair and reasonable refund / complaint upheld

  6. Singh v Patel [2019] NZIACDT 29 (9 May 2019) [PDF, 98 KB]

    Sanctions decision / complaint upheld by Tribunal / Singh v Patel [2019] NZIADCT 17 / failed to make a record of meetings and discussions with client / failed to confirm material discussions in writing / Code of Conduct 2014, cl26aiii and cl26c / HELD / Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007, s50 and s51 / power to award sanctions / Z v Dental Complaints Assessment Committee [2008] NZSC 55, [2009] 1 NZLR 1 / Dentice v Valuers Registration Board [1992] 1 NZLR 720 (HC) / Liston v Director of Proceedings [2018] NZHC 2981 / professional disciplinary proceedings focused on protection of the public and profession, not punishment / Patel v Complaints Assessment Committee HC Auckland CIV-2007-404-1818, 13 August 2007 / advisor aware of need to improve file management / advisor has taken steps to ensure compliance with obligations / s50b / no further sanctions are warranted

  7. Van Zyl v McNeil [2019] NZIACDT 27 (8 May 2019) [PDF, 109 KB]

    Immigration adviser in breach of professional obligations and Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007 (the Act) / four heads of complaint alleged / misleading or dishonest conduct / s442d of the Act / failure to pay refund promised / failure to maintain all communications in required manner / failure to provide written communications for inspection / Code of Conduct 2014, cl24b & cl24c, cl26aiii and cl26e / Sparks v Immigration Advisers Complaints and Disciplinary Tribunal [2017] NZHC 376 / Z v Dental Complaints Assessment Committee [2008] NZSC 55, [2009] 1 NZLR 1 / insufficient evidence of dishonest or misleading conduct / adviser failed to promptly provide promised refund / adviser breached written agreement with complainant / sufficient record of communications with clients existed / complaint upheld.

  8. WQ v Emberson [2019] NZIACDT 28 (8 May 2019) [PDF, 186 KB]

    Breach of professional obligations and Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007 (the Act) / delays in lodging EOI and communicating with complainant / failure to maintain and make available client file for inspection / s571c of the Act  / lack of professionalism, due care and diligence / Code of Conduct 2014, cl1 and cl26e / Sparks v Immigration Advisers Complaints and Disciplinary Tribunal [2017] NZHC 376 / Z v Dental Complaints Assessment Committee [2008] NZSC 55, [2009] 1 NZLR 1 / EOI lodgement delays resulted in complainant missing automatic selection / communication delays were unreasonable / client file retained by adviser’s former employer / adviser must make reasonable efforts to obtain file / Jiang v Immigration Advisers Complaints and Disciplinary Tribunal [2018] NZHC 3152 / file was that of the firm and not the adviser / advisers obligation under cl26e to provide file to Authority must be consistent with s571c / complaint upheld.

  9. GZ v Ke (Luke) Lu [2019] NZIACDT 26 (6 May 2019) [PDF, 113 KB]

    Sanctions decision / complaint upheld by Tribunal / GZ v Lu [2019] NZIADCT 15 / rubber stamping / adviser allowed unlicensed people to provide immigration advice / Code of Conduct 2014, cl1 and cl3c / HELD / Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007, s50 and s51 / power to award sanctions / Z v Dental Complaints Assessment Committee [2008] NZSC 55, [2009] 1 NZLR 1 / Dentice v Valuers Registration Board [1992] 1 NZLR 720 (HC) / Liston v Director of Proceedings [2018] NZHC 2981 / professional disciplinary proceedings focused on protection of the public and profession, not punishment / Patel v Complaints Assessment Committee HC Auckland CIV-2007-404-1818, 13 August 2007 / issues of punishment and deterrence also considered / adviser’s actions were isolated and at lower end of disciplinary spectrum / acts not intentional / adviser was proactive in resolving complaint and correcting business practices / adviser cautioned / additional (online) training ordered.

  10. INZ (Calder) v Cleland [2019] NZIACDT 25 (3 May 2019) [PDF, 252 KB]

    Rubber stamping / six heads of complaint relating to 12 clients / Immigration adviser’s business practice contrary to professional obligations and Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007 (the Act) / s7 and s5 of the Act / Code of Conduct 2014, cl1, cl2e, cl3c, cl18b, cl19e & cl19f and cl26b / Sparks v Immigration Advisers Complaints and Disciplinary Tribunal [2017] NZHC 376 / Z v Dental Complaints Assessment Committee [2008] NZSC 55, [2009] 1 NZLR 1 / lack of professionalism and due care / failure to engage with clients / unlicensed staff providing immigration advice, not just clerical work / significant matters in agreement not discussed with clients / full description of services and fees not specified in agreement / failure to provide ongoing timely updates to clients on immigration applications / complaint upheld.