- Disgraceful, dishonourable and discreditable conduct
- Section 2(2) of the Legal Practitioners Ordinance (Cap. 159) (the “LPO”)
7 March 2016
Findings and Order handed down
22 April 2016
On 7 March 2016, the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (the “Tribunal”) heard the Complaint of the Law Society (the “Applicant”) against the Respondent who was absent. The Tribunal found the Complaint proved against the Respondent as follows:
The Respondent, at the material time an employee of a solicitors’ firm, committed disgraceful, dishonourable and discreditable conduct within the meaning of s. 2(2) of the LPO, in that he was convicted of one count of theft in the Eastern Magistracy, sentenced to six weeks’ imprisonment and ordered to make amends / restitution of the stolen sum of HK$4,000.
The Tribunal’s Order:
(a) The Respondent be prohibited from employment with any solicitor or foreign lawyer for a period of two years from the date of the Order; and
(b) The Respondent to pay the Applicant’s costs and disbursements in the sum of HK$42,293.50 and the Clerk’s costs and disbursements in the sum of HK$33,914.
Mr. Paulus Lau, In-House Prosecutor of The Law Society of Hong Kong, for the Applicant
The Respondent in person, absent
Ms. Au Siu Fan Frances, Clerk to the Tribunal
Mr. Fung Chi Man Henry (Chairman)
Mr. Mui Ho Chow Eddie
Mr. Wong Wing Cheung Dennis