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Disciplinary Action Register

Register of Disciplinary Action

Pursuant to Section 541 of the Legal Profession Act

Date of decision Name of Practitioner Nature of conduct Penalty imposed

12 September 2008

Mr Ian Rowbottam

Findings of professional misconduct

Reasons for Decision

Consequential orders on penalty for professional misconduct
  • PC suspended 6 months
  • LP complete & pass Ethics Course
  • LP pay LSNT costs

27 April 2009

Ms Asha McLaren

Findings of professional misconduct



Appeal decision 20 January 2010

  • Decision appealed
  • See reasons for penalty
  • Appeal dismissed
7 May 2011 Mr Thong Sum Lee

Findings of professional misconduct

reasons for decision dated 7 May 2011

  • Fine of $10,000.00
24 December 2014 Mr Michael Freeland

Findings of professional misconduct and unsatisfactory professional conduct

reasons for decision dated 24 December 2014

reasons for decision dated 20 May 2015

  • PC not to be granted for 12 months
  • Practitioner not to be issued with Unrestricted PC until 2 years supervised practice completed
  • Practitioner to pay costs

Public Reprimands

Pursuant to s.499 of the Legal Profession Act 2006, where the Society after completion of the investigation of a complaint determines that there is a reasonable likelihood that a practitioner will be found guilty by the Disciplinary Tribunal of either unsatisfactory professional conduct or professional misconduct, the Society may issue the practitioner with a public reprimand.

A public reprimand is not 'disciplinary action' within the meaning of s.540 of the Legal Profession Act but the Council of the Law Society has resolved that details relating to the reprimand will be made public by being published on the Society's website, and that details will remain available for 12 months from the date on which the reprimand was imposed by the Society. Details can be found by clicking on the link below.

Download Register of Public Reprimands

Page last updated 15 March 2017

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Darwin NT 0800

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Darwin NT 0801


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