Linda Nalder is not to be employed by a practitioner or incorporated law firm in connection with their practice for 18 months from the time she resigned as a law firm employee, the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal has ordered.
Ms Nalder resigned on 13 November 2013.
The Tribunal found Ms Nalder guilty of unsatisfactory conduct. She had accessed and discussed with her estranged husband the contents of a draft will that an employee of her firm had received instructions to prepare for her father-in-law. She thereby breached a duty of confidence.
No costs orders were made and the Tribunal reserved the written reasons.