- Disgraceful, dishonourable and discreditable conduct
- Section 2(2) of the Legal Practitioners Ordinance (Cap. 159) (the “LPO”)
16 January 2016
Findings and Order
7 March 2016
The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) found the following complaint against the Respondent proved:
The Respondent, an employee of a solicitors’ firm at the material time, committed disgraceful, dishonourable and discreditable conduct within the meaning of s. 2(2) of the LPO, in that she was convicted of one count of theft, contrary to s. 9 of the Theft Ordinance (Cap. 210) in the District Court Criminal Case No.1019/2014 (the “Criminal Charge”). The Respondent was found guilty of the Criminal Charge and sentenced to imprisonment for 34months.
The Tribunal ordered that:
(1) the Respondent be censured and prohibited from employment by any solicitor or foreign lawyer for a period of 30 years from the date of the Order; and
(2) the Respondent pay all costs of and incidental to the proceedings, including the Applicant’s costs and the Clerk’s costs, on a party and party basis, such costs to be taxed if not agreed.
Mr. Paulus Lau, In-House Prosecutor of the Law Society of Hong Kong, for the Applicant
The Respondent was absent
Mr. Iu Ting Kwok, Clerk to the Tribunal
Ms. Anita Leung Ping Fun (Chairlady)
Mr. Nicholas Bodnar-Horvath
Dr. Wu Kit Ying, Kitty, JP