• Disgraceful, dishonourable and discreditable conduct
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.
Mr. But Man Tai (Chairman)
Ms. Constance H M Choy
Mr. Conrad Wong Tin Cheung