Briton Trevor Salter censured
Auckland lawyer Briton Salter has admitted two misconduct charges before the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal.
He has been censured, fined $5,000 and ordered to pay the New Zealand Law Society $9,853 in legal costs and to reimburse hearing costs of $3,259.
The first charge was for using the trust account of another law practice for a large number of transactions in breach of section 110 of the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act, and in breach of a lawyers' standards committee order to cease using another firm's trust account.
The second charge was for breaching a standards committee order to take advice from a senior lawyer as to the management of Mr Salter's practice.
"All New Zealand lawyers have a fundamental obligation to uphold the rule of law. This includes obeying disciplinary orders and respecting decisions of lawyers' standards committees," New Zealand Law Society President Chris Moore says.
Last updated on the 25th August 2015