Wong Chun Yip Kenny (the “Respondent”)

• Disgraceful, dishonourable and discreditable conduct

Hearing date:
15 May 2013 and 5 September 2013

Statement of Findings:
8 August 2013

Reasons and Order:
24 December 2013

The Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal found the following complaint proved:

The Respondent, being a former employee of a solicitors’ firm, committed disgraceful, dishonourable and discreditable conduct in that he was convicted of the offence of possessing a false instrument, contrary to Section 75(2) of the Crimes Ordinance (Cap. 200) in Eastern Magistrates’ Courts Criminal Case No. 4333 of 2010 and was sentenced to probation for 12 months.

The Tribunal ordered that:

  • the Respondent be prohibited from being employed by any firm of solicitor(s) or foreign lawyer(s) for two (2) years from the date of the Order;
  • the Respondent bears and pays for the costs of the proceedings:
    • a fixed sum of HK$45,000 being the assessed and allowed costs of the Law Society; and
    • a fixed sum of HK$22,000 being the assessed and allowed costs of the Clerk. 

 

Miss Janice Kwan, In-House Prosecutor for the Applicant.

The Respondent was absent.

Tribunal Members:
Mr. But Man Tai (Chairman)

Ms. Constance H M Choy

Mr. Conrad Wong Tin Cheung

Jurisdictions: