Date of decision Full name Decision Disciplinary action taken  
Full name David Robert Duval Stokes
Date of birth 12 October 1954
Business address * 777 Port Road, Woodville South SA 5011
Date(s) of admission 02 April 1978
Jurisdiction(s) of admission
  • South Australia
Home jurisdiction * South Australia
Substance of Conduct Matter Lack of Communication, excessive delay and failure to progress his client's claim, in particular failing to brief counsel in accordance with his instructions.
Decision Unsatisfactory Professional Conduct
Date of decision 14 February 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 Jeffrey David Vigar
Date of birth 05 May 1951
Business address * 7 First Avenue, Naracoorte SA 5271
Date(s) of admission 06 February 1979
Jurisdiction(s) of admission
  • South Australia
Home jurisdiction * South Australia
Substance of Conduct Matter Gross negligence in the provision of legal services. Intentionally and dishonestly misleading a client.
Decision Unprofessional Conduct
Date of decision 12 February 2019
Disciplinary action taken
  • Recommend that proceedings be commenced in the Supreme Court
Notes
Regulatory authority Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal
Appeal
Decision or order Link to published decision
Full name Mark Christopher Sander
Date of birth 15 September 1957
Business address * Level 1, 191 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide SA 5006
Date(s) of admission 01 February 1981
Jurisdiction(s) of admission
  • South Australia
Home jurisdiction * South Australia
Substance of Conduct Matter Failure to progress the conduct of a matter on behalf of his client.
Decision Professional Misconduct
Date of decision 10 December 2018
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 Maddalena Romano
Date of birth 24 January 1975
Business address * 194A Prospect Road, Prospect SA 5082
Date(s) of admission 11 February 2002
Jurisdiction(s) of admission
  • South Australia
Home jurisdiction * South Australia
Substance of Conduct Matter Failing to ensure the veracity of representations made to the Legal Services Commission and facilitating the making of false claims to the Legal Services Commission by completing and/or signing commitment certificates seeking payment of a disbursement that had not been incurred and for work that was not done.
Decision Unsatisfactory Conduct (pre 01/07/14)
Date of decision 28 June 2018
Disciplinary action taken
  • Multiple Disciplinary Action
  • Fine
  • Reprimand
Notes Conduct finding by Full Court on Appeal (SCCIV-17-281). Remitted back to the Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal to deal with penalty & costs (no. 1/2015)
Regulatory authority Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal
Appeal
Full name Neil Leonard Strawbridge
Date of birth 28 February 1945
Business address * Cleveland Chambers, Level 1, 133 Archer Street, North Adelaide SA 5006
Date(s) of admission 06 February 1989, 07 March 1967
Jurisdiction(s) of admission
  • New Zealand
  • South Australia
Home jurisdiction * South Australia
Substance of Conduct Matter Failure to do MCPD, submitting false certificate of compliance.
Decision Unprofessional Conduct and Professional Misconduct
Date of decision 20 April 2018
Disciplinary action taken
  • Multiple Disciplinary Action
  • Conditions on Practising Certificate
  • Fine
  • Reprimand
Notes Fine of $3,000.00, 2 years to pay. Practitioner must provide details of proof of MCPD completed in each year to the Law Society of South Australia with his certificate of compliance, if intending to renew his Practising Certificate
Regulatory authority Legal Profession Conduct Commissioner (Delegate)
Appeal
Decision or order Decision not published