Date of decision Full name Decision Disciplinary action taken  
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
Full name David Robert Duval Stokes
Date of birth 12 October 1954
Business address * 777 Port Road, Woodville SA 5011
Date(s) of admission 02 April 1979
Jurisdiction(s) of admission
  • South Australia
Home jurisdiction * South Australia
Substance of Conduct Matter Lack of communication, failing to progress or adequately progress his client's matter, failing to represent and protect his client's interests.
Decision Unprofessional Conduct & Professional Misconduct
Date of decision 06 December 2019
Disciplinary action taken
  • Multiple Disciplinary Action
  • Enter into a Professional Mentoring Agreement
  • Fine
  • Make a payment
  • Order to apologise
  • Reprimand
  • Suspension of Practising Certificate
Notes Suspension for a period of 1 month commencing on 23 December 2019. Fine in the amount of $10,000.00.
Regulatory authority Legal Profession Conduct Commissioner
Appeal
Decision or order Decision not published
Full name Anthony Perre
Date of birth 04 June 1981
Business address * 18 Commercial Road, Salisbury SA 5108
Date(s) of admission
Jurisdiction(s) of admission
  • South Australia
Home jurisdiction * South Australia
Substance of Conduct Matter Practitioner convicted of 2 summary offences - divert electricity without proper authority and possession of prescribed equipment, in relation to the admitted cultivation of 3 cannabis plants for the Practitioner's personal use.
Decision Unsatisfactory Professional Conduct
Date of decision 28 November 2019
Disciplinary action taken
  • Multiple Disciplinary Action
  • Fine
  • Suspension of Practising Certificate
Notes Suspension for a period of 6 weeks commencing on 23 December 2019. Fine in the amount of $6,000.00.
Regulatory authority Legal Profession Conduct Commissioner
Appeal
Decision or order Decision not published