Lau Kam Ying (the “Respondent”)
Rule 2(a) and (d) of the Solicitors’ Practice Rules
13 September 2014
Findings and Order:
17 November 2014
The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal found the following complaint against the Respondent proved:
Breaches of Rule 2(a) and (d) of the Solicitors’ Practice Rules, in that the Respondent, formerly a solicitor of Messrs. Peter Lau & Co. (a closed firm), was convicted in District Court Criminal Case No. 1047 of 2009 of one count of conspiracy to defraud, contrary to Common Law and punishable under s. 159C(6) of the Crimes Ordinance (Cap. 200) and was sentenced to a total of 4 years’ imprisonment.
The Tribunal ordered that:
(1) The Respondent be struck off from the roll of solicitors.
(2) The costs of these proceedings, including the costs of the Clerk and the costs of the Society in the investigation of this matter, be paid by the Respondent, such costs to be taxed if not agreed on the party and party basis.
Miss Cynthia Yen, In-House Prosecutor, for the Applicant
The Respondent, through his solicitors Messrs. Tsangs, made written submissions in mitigation and costs but was absent at the hearing
Mr. Patrick Hui Man Kit, Clerk to the Tribunal
Mr. Charles William Allen
Mr. Henry Fung Chi Man
Ms. Margaret Ip Tin