Date of decision Full name Decision Disciplinary action taken  
Full name George Joseph Stephen Mancini
Date of birth 25 March 1956
Business address * 43 Wright Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Date(s) of admission 21 December 1978
Jurisdiction(s) of admission
  • South Australia
Home jurisdiction * South Australia
Substance of Conduct Matter Failing to submit client's application for legal aid, failing to appear at Court to represent client.
Decision Unsatisfactory Conduct and Unsatisfactory Professional Conduct
Date of decision 29 October 2015
Disciplinary action taken
  • Reprimand
Notes
Regulatory authority Legal Profession Conduct Commissioner
Appeal
Decision or order Link to published decision
Full name Stephen Michael Clark
Date of birth 16 January 1957
Business address * Adelaide Road Chambers, 1 Adelaide Road, Gawler SA 5118
Date(s) of admission 19 December 1983
Jurisdiction(s) of admission
  • South Australia
Home jurisdiction * South Australia
Substance of Conduct Matter Threatening and inappropriate communications with client, overcharging, misappropriation of trust money, asserting a false claim to a lien over settlement funds, preferring his own interests of those of his clients.
Decision Unprofessional Conduct
Date of decision 16 October 2015
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 Robert Neil Brook
Date of birth 25 April 1953
Business address * Level 2, 60 Waymouth Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Date(s) of admission 20 December 1982
Jurisdiction(s) of admission
  • South Australia
Home jurisdiction * South Australia
Substance of Conduct Matter 1. Conflict of interest. 2. Drew a Will without satisfying himself that the testatrix had testamentary capacity. 3. Dishonestly misleading another practitioner re: amount of party/party costs. 4. Misappropriation of Trust monies. 5. Failed to deposit Trust monies into Trust. 6. Failed to account for costs. 7. Breach of Fiduciary Duty to his client. 8. Conflict of Interest.
Decision Unprofessional Conduct
Date of decision 09 September 2015
Disciplinary action taken
  • Struck off
Notes The Order of the Full Court of the Supreme Court is effective from 9 September 2015
Regulatory authority Supreme Court
Appeal Appeal by LPCC against decision of LPDT dated 23/04/15
Full name Fadi Semaan
Date of birth 03 September 1983
Business address *
Date(s) of admission 06 February 2012
Jurisdiction(s) of admission
  • South Australia
Home jurisdiction * South Australia
Substance of Conduct Matter The practitioner provided a falsified academic transcript to a law firm in order to obtain employment.
Decision Unprofessional Conduct
Date of decision 08 July 2015
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 David Martin Johnson
Date of birth 08 January 1950
Business address * Level 1, 133 Archer Street, North Adelaide SA 5006
Date(s) of admission 18 October 1974
Jurisdiction(s) of admission
  • South Australia
Home jurisdiction * South Australia
Substance of Conduct Matter Withdrawal of costs from trust account without authority and refusal to repay the trust account.
Decision Unprofessional Conduct
Date of decision 12 June 2015
Disciplinary action taken
  • Reprimand
Notes Practitioner ordered to pay Commissioner's costs
Regulatory authority Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal
Appeal
Decision or order Link to published decision