Law So­ci­ety un­der fire

The Northern Advocate - - Nation -

The Law So­ci­ety says there’s a very high thresh­old for sus­pend­ing a lawyer or strik­ing them off the reg­is­ter. The so­ci­ety is the in­dus­try reg­u­la­tor but has come un­der fire for not cen­sur­ing the part­ner at Rus­sell McVeagh who re­signed over in­ap­pro­pri­ate com­ments made while drunk. Former lawyer Olivia Wens­ley told New­stalk ZB the man’s res­ig­na­tion with­out cen­sure means he can still prac­tise law and will emerge some­where else. Law So­ci­ety act­ing ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor Mary Ol­livier says there are times where they can ap­ply for in­terim sus­pen­sion but the thresh­old is high.

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