• Principles 1.02 and 6.04 of the Hong Kong Solicitors’ Guide to Professional Conduct, Vol. 1, 2nd Edition
23 September 2013 and 16 January 2014
Statement of Findings:
12 December 2013
Reasons and Order:
10 February 2014
The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal made the findings as follows :-
1. The Respondent breached Principle 1.02 of the Hong Kong Solicitors’ Guide to Professional Conduct, Vol 1, 2nd Edition (“the Guide”) by failing to pay the fine of HK$10,000 after it was imposed by the Order of a Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal on 31 May 2011 despite repeated requests and demands to do so. In acting as he had in failing and/or refusing to pay the fine, the Respondent had not met the expected standards of conduct required of a solicitor or an officer of the Court under Principle 1.02.
2. The Respondent breached Principle 6.04 of the Guide by failing to respond to the repeated inquires made by the Law Society to explain his conduct in failing to pay the fine of HK$10,000 as ordered by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal on 31 May 2011.
On 10 February 2014, the Tribunal ordered that the Respondent:
1. be censured; and
2. pay the fixed costs of these proceedings as ordered by the Tribunal.
Mr. Alan H. Linning (Chairman)
Mr. David H. Glynn
Prof. Albert M. Li