An appeal of the decision by the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Tribunal not to allow hearsay evidence has been lodged by the Standards Committee that first considered the case.
The Standards Committee has decided to lodge an appeal following the Tribunal’s publication of its reasons for not allowing hearsay evidence in the case of a practitioner charged with eight charges of misconduct or (alternatively) unsatisfactory conduct.
The New Zealand Law Society | Te Kāhui Ture o Aotearoa appoints committee members and provides administrative support to Standards Committees, but they make independent decisions.
For more information about the role of Standards Committees please visit our website.
As this is an ongoing case before the Tribunal, the Law Society cannot comment any further at this time.