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  1. LCRO 28/2017 HK v TX (31 May 2019) [PDF, 205 KB]

    Complaint / Committee declined to take further action on complaint / sale of property / complaint  lawyer did not provide letter of engagement / failed to follow instructions / pressured client to agree to settlement / did not explain court orders / colluded with opposing counsel / Lawyers and Conveyancers Act (Lawyers: Conduct and Client Care) Rules 2008, rule 3.1 / rule 5.1 / rule 8 / rule 10 / former lawyers / proper standards of professionalism / respect and courtesy / HELD / no evidence lawyer pressured client to sign settlement agreement / lawyer’s emails to opposing counsel unprofessional / distressing to client / breach of rule 3.1 and rule 5.1 / unsatisfactory conduct / Committee’s decision reversed / section 211(1)(a)

  2. LCRO 82/2018 ZI v WS (30 May 2019) [PDF, 242 KB]

    Review / Committee found unsatisfactory conduct / relationship property dispute / notice of claim lapsed / review seeks compensation / lawyer failed to keep client informed / Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006, section 107(1) / section 156(1)(d) / Lawyers and Conveyancers Act (Lawyers: Complaints Service and Standards Committees) Regulations 2008, regulation 32 / Lawyers and Conveyancers Act (Lawyers: Conduct and Client Care) Rules 2008, rule 3 / rule 6 / rule 10 / former lawyers / proper standards of professionalism / whether losses flowed from lawyer’s conduct / HELD / conduct rules binding on former lawyers / lawyer failed to make attempt to contact client / some duties continue after retainer terminated / client’s losses do not flow from lawyer’s failure / Committee’s decision modified / section 211(1)(a)

  3. LCRO 186/2017 and 84/2018 WE v VF (28 May 2019) [PDF, 190 KB]

    Review / Committee found unsatisfactory conduct / private criminal prosecution / lawyer had previously acted for respondent / complaint lawyer had a conflict of interest / Lawyers and Conveyancers Act (Lawyers: Conduct and Client Care) Rules 2008, rule 8.7 / rule 8.7.1 / duty to protect confidential information / HELD / lawyer did not remember respondent / lawyer withdrew from acting when made aware of the conflict of interest / Committee’s decision reversed / section 211(1)(a)

  4. LCRO 68/2016 ZA v YB (23 May 2019) [PDF, 202 KB]

    Complaint / Committee declined to take further action on complaint / preparation of will / administration of estate / complaint lawyer failed to act competently / provide information on services / treat applicant with respect and courtesy / keep applicant informed / fee complaint / Lawyers and Conveyancers Act (Lawyers: Complaints Service and Standards Committees) Regulations 2008, regulation 29 / Lawyers and Conveyancers Act (Lawyers: Conduct and Client Care) Rules 2008, rule 3.4 / rule 3.5 / rule 7 / fees issued two years prior to complaint / HELD / Committee directed to reconsider competence and fee complaints / section 209(1)(a) / lawyer did not keep client’s informed / unsatisfactory conduct / no evidence to support other complaints / Committee’s decision modified / section 211(1)(a)

  5. LCRO 160/2016 ET v NE (23 May 2019) [PDF, 203 KB]

    Complaint / Committee declined to take further action on complaint / criminal conviction appeal / respondent is a barrister sole / payment of retainer / complaint respondent had failed to act competently / fee complaint / Lawyers and Conveyancers Act (Lawyers: Conduct and Client Care) Rules 2008, rule 3 / rule 9 / rule 9.1 / rule 9.4 / rule 14.4 / whether lawyer provided fees estimate / intervention rule / duty to keep instructing lawyer informed of progress / HELD / no fee estimate provided / fees fair and reasonable / respondent’s advice competent / no evidence to support other complaints / Committee’s decision confirmed / section 211(1)(a)

  6. LCRO 98/2018 and 201/2018 HK v CN (22 May 2019) [PDF, 238 KB]

    Review / Committee found unsatisfactory conduct / property sale and purchase / agreement cancelled / law clerk acted on transaction / complaint lawyer wrongly declared agreement unconditional / failed to properly advise client / failed to keep client informed / failed to supervise employee / Lawyers and Conveyancers Act (Lawyers: Conduct and Client Care) Rules 2008, rule 3 / rule 11.3 / Canterbury Westland Standards Committee v Simes [2012] NZLCDT 4 / DV v LS and HS LCRO 91/2017 (19 December 2018) / HELD / lawyer failed to properly advise client on agreements / failed to supervise law clerk / Committee’s decision otherwise confirmed / section 211(1)(a)