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About disciplinary action

The Commissioner can take disciplinary action against a lawyer where, having conducted an appropriate investigation, he is satisfied that there is sufficient evidence of misconduct.


If the evidence supports a finding that a lawyer has been guilty of either Unsatisfactory Professional Conduct or Professional Misconduct, then the Commissioner can deal with that conduct in a number of ways. 


Findings of Professional Misconduct, whether made by the Commissioner, the Tribunal or the Supreme Court, must be published on the Register of Disciplinary Action. Less serious findings of Unsatisfactory Professional Conduct may be published on the register, at the discretion of the Commissioner.