Summary dismissal of allegations of failure to account for money paid into trust for legal fees in circumstances where subsequent invoices appropriately illustrated the application of trust monies.
Summary dismissal of allegations of threatening or inappropriate language by a lawyer where the correspondence was informal in nature and unintended as a threat.
Summary dismissal of allegations of acting without client instructions in circumstances where the fees charged for that work were subsequently withdrawn.
Determination 2 of 2018
Summary dismissal of allegations about intimidatory behaviour where the Practitioner was not made aware of feelings of intimidation.
Determination 64 of 2017
Summary dismissal of allegations of inappropriately withholding settlement funds where the funds were held to satisfy a ‘fruits of litigation’ lien exercised by a previous Practitioner.
Determination 63 of 2017
Dismissal after investigation (s.451(a)) of allegations about a failure to interview certain witnesses and prepare other evidence for a criminal trial where the evidence was unlikely to support the Complainant’s defence.
Determination 54 of 2017
Summary dismissal of allegations about inappropriately commencing proceedings where the application was subsequently withdrawn.
Determination 48 of 2017
Summary dismissal of allegations of conduct which occurred more than 3 years prior to the making of the complaint.
Determination 44 of 2017
Summary dismissal of allegations about disclosure of a practitioner’s costs where the costs are less than $1,500.
Determination 35 of 2017
Summary dismissal of allegations against a practitioner acting for the opposing party in relation to communications with the Court and the number of failed applications made, incurring significant legal fees.
Determination 32 of 2017
Summary dismissal of allegations of failure to communicate against a practitioner acting in a bail application. In this matter the Complainant failed to provide information about the allegations, despite being given a number of opportunities.