Date of decision Full name Decision Disciplinary action taken  
Full name David Luke Evans
Date of birth 25 February 1957
Business address * Formerly of Main Road, Clare SA 5453
Date(s) of admission 14 December 1992
Jurisdiction(s) of admission
  • South Australia
Home jurisdiction * South Australia
Substance of Conduct Matter Allowing over 100 dormant balances in Practice Trust Account for long periods.
Decision Unprofessional Conduct
Date of decision 22 November 2019
Disciplinary action taken
  • Multiple Disciplinary Action
  • Fine
  • Reprimand
Notes Practitioner has undertaken to notify the Commissioner if he holds or operates a Trust Account in future, and will comply with any oversight and reporting obligations imposed.
Regulatory authority Legal Profession Conduct Commissioner
Appeal
Decision or order Decision not published
Full name Jaak Oks
Date of birth 13 February 1953
Business address * 48 MacKinnon Parade, North Adelaide SA 5006
Date(s) of admission 02 March 1976
Jurisdiction(s) of admission
  • South Australia
Home jurisdiction * South Australia
Substance of Conduct Matter Failure to act in and protect his client's best interests, including a failure to communicate with his client, a failure to prevent Judgment being entered and acting without instructions.
Decision Professional Misconduct
Date of decision 28 October 2019
Disciplinary action taken
  • Multiple Disciplinary Action
  • Fine
  • Order to apologise
  • Reprimand
Notes
Regulatory authority Legal Profession Conduct Commissioner
Appeal
Decision or order Decision not published
Full name Anthony David Rice
Date of birth 20 August 1946
Business address * Level 3, 104 Frome Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Date(s) of admission 03 March 1970
Jurisdiction(s) of admission
  • South Australia
Home jurisdiction * South Australia
Substance of Conduct Matter Preparation of revocation of Power of Attorney for woman in nursing home on instructions from some of her children without meeting with her and ascertaining whether she had capacity to revoke the POA
Decision Unprofessional Conduct
Date of decision 30 September 2019
Disciplinary action taken
  • Multiple Disciplinary Action
  • Fine
  • Order to apologise
  • Reprimand
Notes Fine of $4,000.00
Regulatory authority Legal Profession Conduct Commissioner
Appeal
Decision or order Decision not published
Full name John Francis Patrick Cyril Colclough Walsh of Brannagh
Date of birth 04 November 1939
Business address * 205 William Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Date(s) of admission 01 October 1982
Jurisdiction(s) of admission
  • Victoria
Home jurisdiction * Victoria
Substance of Conduct Matter Making false representations, including that he held judicial office and that he was a Knight under the Imperial or Australian Honours system.
Decision Guilty of professional misconduct and unsatisfactory professional conduct under section 18A Legal ProfessionAct, 1993 (NI)
Date of decision 16 September 2019
Disciplinary action taken
  • Multiple Disciplinary Action
  • Name removed from Roll of Legal Practitioners
  • Struck off
Notes Penalty decision in NI removing name from Roll in NI on 23/02/18. Name removed from Roll in Victoria on 16/09/19 pursuant to section 23(2) Legal Profession Uniform Law, relying on NI decision. Although not admitted in SA, decisions included on Disciplinary Register by virtue of section 89C(1)(b) Legal Practitioners Act, 1981 (SA).
Regulatory authority Supreme Court of Norfolk Island and Victoria
Appeal
Decision or order Link to published decision
Full name John Patrick Davey
Date of birth 22 February 1967
Business address * PO BOx 2119, Oak Park, Victoria 3046
Date(s) of admission 01 May 2002, 31 May 1995, 05 September 1994
Jurisdiction(s) of admission
  • South Australia
  • Victoria
  • ACT
Home jurisdiction * Victoria
Substance of Conduct Matter Misleading/attempting to mislead ACAT & ACT Law Society. Breach of undertaking. Making false representations to ACT Law Society. Giving false evidence. Swearing an affidavit in which practitioner made false statements. Calling evidence that the practitioner knew was false. Filing an application in the ACT Supreme Court on a premise that the practitioner knew to be false.
Decision Name removed from Roll in ACT by Full Court of ACT
Date of decision 16 August 2019
Disciplinary action taken
  • Name removed from Roll of Legal Practitioners
Notes Removed from Roll in ACT only. Further application required to remove from Roll in SA.
Regulatory authority Supreme Court of ACT
Appeal
Decision or order Link to published decision