Date of decision Full name Decision Disciplinary action taken  
Full name Gregory Charles Anderson
Date of birth 11 February 1949
Business address * Formerly 165 Main North Road CLARE SA 5453
Date(s) of admission 03 April 1975
Jurisdiction(s) of admission
  • South Australia
Home jurisdiction * South Australia
Substance of Conduct Matter Falsifying client signature on settlement statement, failing to obtain written authority from both vendor and purchaser to act for both sides in conveyance.
Decision Professional Misconduct
Date of decision 29 May 2020
Disciplinary action taken
  • Multiple Disciplinary Action
  • Fine
  • Reprimand
Notes Fine in the amount of $4,000.00. The fine may be paid in 10 monthly instalments of $400.00. The Practitioner has retired from legal practice.
Regulatory authority Legal Profession Conduct Commissioner
Appeal
Decision or order Decision not published
Full name Matthew Peter Thompson
Date of birth 30 September 1978
Business address * Level 1, 447 Morphett Street Adelaide SA 5000
Date(s) of admission 12 February 2001
Jurisdiction(s) of admission
  • South Australia
Home jurisdiction * South Australia
Substance of Conduct Matter The Practitioner is a registered Migration Agent. He sought a particular visa for an applicant. The application was refused by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. The Practitioner failed to advise the applicant of that refusal. He then lodged an appeal with the Administrative Appeals Tribunal against that refusal despite having no instructions to do so. There was delay in notifying the applicant of the fact of the refusal and the lodgement of the appeal
Decision Professional Misconduct
Date of decision 20 May 2020
Disciplinary action taken
  • Multiple Disciplinary Action
  • Fine
  • Order to apologise
  • Reprimand
Notes Fine in the amount of $5,000.00 to be paid by instalment.
Regulatory authority Legal Profession Conduct Commissioner
Appeal
Decision or order Decision not published
Full name John-Paul Davies-Morgante
Date of birth 01 July 1971
Business address * 45 Airlie Avenue, Prospect SA 5082
Date(s) of admission 11 August 2009, 12 December 2002
Jurisdiction(s) of admission
  • South Australia
Home jurisdiction * South Australia
Substance of Conduct Matter Offensive and accusatory communication to another practitioner, making allegations against another practitioner without sufficient evidence.
Decision Unprofessional Conduct
Date of decision 30 April 2020
Disciplinary action taken
  • Multiple Disciplinary Action
  • Fine
  • Order to apologise
  • Refrain from doing something
  • Reprimand
Notes Fine in the amount of $1,500.00. The Practitioner is to refrain from applying for a Practising Certificate in any jurisdiction in Australia without the prior consent of the Commissioner
Regulatory authority Legal Profession Conduct Commissioner
Appeal
Decision or order Decision not published
Full name Gregory Charles Anderson
Date of birth 11 February 1949
Business address * 165 Main North Road, Clare SA 5453
Date(s) of admission 03 April 1975
Jurisdiction(s) of admission
  • South Australia
Home jurisdiction * South Australia
Substance of Conduct Matter Releasing a substantial amount of trust money without authority and against instructions
Decision Professional Misconduct
Date of decision 05 March 2020
Disciplinary action taken
  • Multiple Disciplinary Action
  • Fine
  • Order to apologise
  • Reprimand
Notes Practitioner has now retired from legal practice. Fine in the amount of $2,000.00
Regulatory authority Legal Profession Conduct Commissioner
Appeal
Decision or order Decision not published
Full name William Andrew Sim
Date of birth 12 February 1953
Business address * 97 Dyson Road, Christies Beach SA 5165
Date(s) of admission 08 February 1977
Jurisdiction(s) of admission
  • South Australia
Home jurisdiction * South Australia
Substance of Conduct Matter Breaches of the Legal Practitioners Act, 1981 and Legal Practitioners Regulations in the operation of the Practitioner's Trust Account including monthly reconciliation statements which had been signed off by the Practitioner containing numerous unreconciled items dating back to 2010 and numerous dormant balances.
Decision Unprofessional Conduct and Professional Misconduct
Date of decision 19 December 2019
Disciplinary action taken
  • Multiple Disciplinary Action
  • Conditions on Practising Certificate
  • Fine
  • Reprimand
Notes Fine in the amount of $1,500.00. Condition on Practising Certificate relates to professional development in trust accounting.
Regulatory authority
Appeal
Decision or order Decision not published