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Former Auckland and Hokitika lawyers suspended

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Sol Dolor | 03 Apr 2017, 09:00 a.m. Agree 0
One lawyer unwittingly helped a con man who had a fake ID and forged a signature. The other guy just liked his meth
  • Belcher | 03 Apr 2017, 02:19 p.m. Agree 0
    It would be helpful to be have been told exactly what the Hokitika Lawyer was supposed to have done and the particulars of the failure.

    As I read the story the lawyer witnessed someone forge a signature.

    Exactly what steps were identified by the Tribunal that the lawyer failed to take to ensure that the person posing as the signatory was in fact the person named in the identification.

    Furthermore the headline that one lawyer was suspended because he "unwittingly helped a conman"; whereas "the other guy just liked his meth" is pretty poor journalism in my view. The inference is that being "unwitting" is somehow worse than being a meth user.

    This kind of writing in a supposedly professional magazine is just one reason that it goes straight from my PO Box into the recycle bin.

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