Lawyers & Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal

Protocol for NZLCDT at Levels 3 and 4

This protocol has been set following the announcement made by the Prime Minister yesterday that the Auckland Region has moved to level 3 and the rest of New Zealand to Level 2 of the Covid-19 alert system effective midday today, 12 August, until midnight 14 August.

The NZLCDT is not classified as providing an essential service.

Much of the tribunal’s pre-trial work is conducted by telephone conference, and can continue as usual. Electronic filing in the first instance can occur.

If urgent matters arise, such as an application for the Interim Suspension from Practice of a lawyer, this can also be considered through electronic filing in the first instance, with hard copy filing to follow, and by means of telephone or Audio visual Link(AVL) meeting of the Tribunal with counsel.

There are no hearings listed in the next 10 days.

At the end of that period, if the alert level remains or has been raised, the viability of hearings scheduled in the immediate future, will be reconsidered.

If hearings involve member travel from his or her home base, it is likely that they will be deferred, or rescheduled in order to make use of AVL facilities.

Judge Dale Clarkson
Chairperson, NZLCDT

The Lawyers & Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal hears and determines disciplinary charges against members of the legal and conveyancing professions.

These charges are referred to the tribunal by a standards committee of the New Zealand Law Society or New Zealand Society of Conveyancers, or the Legal Complaints Review Officer.

The tribunal also receives applications regarding suspension, striking off, revocation of orders and restoration of practitioners to the roll or register.

  • About the tribunal

    The Lawyers & Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal was established under the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006.

  • Apply

    How to apply for a review.

  • Hearing process

    There are various procedures to be followed when proceedings are commenced, including pre-trial conferences and actual preparation for hearing.

  • Forms and fees

    The forms and fees you will need to apply for a review.

  • Decisions

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  • Contact us

    How to contact the tribunal.

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