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Liquidation of corporate trustees

Liquidation of corporate trustees

It is well reported that New Zealanders are keen establishers of trusts. Thanks to trusts, property owners are able to create comfort that, if they ever fail, they will be able to retain the benefit of their property. A trust is not a separate legal entity: as such the trustees are…

Verify emailed instructions. And watch those property purchase inquiries

Email fraud attempts continue to target the legal profession. The criminals behind many of the frauds have become more sophisticated and often use internal email they have hacked in their attempts to steal money. A spate of reported attempted frauds at the start of 2018 prompted the Law Society to repeat…

Judicial review of standards committee decision

The High Court has upheld a censure imposed on lawyer Jeremy James McGuire. The Court, however, remitted an aspect of the decision relating to the penalty imposed back to the Lawyers Standards Committee for further consideration. In doing so, the Court commented on the statutory purpose of the Lawyers Complaints Service. A…

No independent advice and excessive fees — $15,000 fine

A lawyer has been censured and fined $15,000 for unsatisfactory conduct that arose while acting for a client in relation to a company liquidation. The lawyer, Snodgrass, acted for Mr A and companies of which he was a director. BackgroundWhen Mr A became aware the companies were facing some fairly serious problems,…

Stu Webster 'Attorney at Law' in California

Many lawyers, after 30 years of practice, are probably thinking more about changing down a gear rather than accelerating their career. But that’s far from the case for former Napier lawyer Stu Webster who three years ago moved to the United States to become an ‘Attorney at Law’. It would be fair…

No disciplinary response needed for EQC claim, but faults noted

A lawyers standards committee has decided to take no further action on a complaint that a lawyer failed her clients regarding EQC and private insurance claims. However, the committee said that in conveyancing involving EQC claims “template letters … can assist in expanding the ambit of relevant information, and provide…

Censured for failing to confirm instructions

A lawyer who failed to ensure that he was doing what his clients had in mind has been censured by a lawyers standards committee. The Legal Complaints Review Officer (LCRO), in LCRO 234/2014, said he agreed with the committee’s finding of unsatisfactory conduct by the lawyer, Glansdale, and that the finding…

Lawyer billed clients for work done after termination

A lawyer who charged and deducted fees for work she did after her retainer was terminated engaged in unsatisfactory conduct, the Legal Complaints Review Officer (LCRO) has found. In May 2015 the clients instructed the lawyer, Bertram, to act for them in the sale and purchase of properties. By December 2015 the…
A lawyers' cricketing XIII

A lawyers' cricketing XIII

Following our popular features on rugby, netball and football playing lawyers in editions of LawTalk during 2017, we now present a team of legal professionals who excelled in cricket. Now, if anyone knows of lawyers who have done well at golf, croquet or elephant polo … Martin SneddenMartin Snedden was a…

Failure to properly administer practice

A partner of a law firm, Boult, has been fined $500 for failing to ensure that the duties to a client were adhered to. A client instructed Boult’s firm to act for him because he did not accept orders made by the Māori Land Court about interpretation of a will. The client…
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