Date of decision Full name Decision Disciplinary action taken  
Full name Andrew Robert Graham
Business address * Suite 5, Level 1 118 Halifax Street ADELAIDE SA 5000
Date(s) of admission 14 December 2009
Jurisdiction(s) of admission
  • South Australia
Home jurisdiction * South Australia
Substance of Conduct Matter Practitioner pleaded guilty to offences of administering a controlled drug to another (section 33I(1)(a) Controlled Substances Act 1984) and attempting to pervert the course of justice (section 256(1) Criminal Law Consolidation Act 1935). He was convicted and placed on a bond to be of good behaviour for a period of 12 months. Breach of Australian Solicitors’ Conduct Rules 5.1.1 and 5.1.2, by engaging in conduct which to a material degree diminished the public confidence in the administration of justice and brought the profession into disrepute.
Decision Unsatisfactory Professional Conduct
Date of decision 01 December 2021
Disciplinary action taken
  • Multiple Disciplinary Action
  • Reprimand
  • Supervision
Notes Terms of the supervision: 1. the Practitioner practise only as an employed solicitor under the supervision of a legal practitioner of not less than 15 years post admission experience, the period of supervision to conclude on 5 December 2022; 2. during the period of supervision, the Practitioner procure written reports from his supervisor to be provided to the Commissioner on a quarterly basis regarding the Practitioner’s cooperation with the supervision, the management of the Practitioner’s client matters, and any aspect of the Practitioner’s personal conduct that impacts, or may impact, on his ability to practise. The disciplinary proceedings ran in parallel to section 20AH Show Cause Proceedings in the Supreme Court. In those proceedings the Practitioner undertook not to engage in legal practice whilst the proceedings were on foot; the Practitioner was effectively suspended from legal practice for a period of four months. On 4 December 2020 the Supreme Court imposed conditions on the Practitioner’s practising certificate, including that: 1. for a period of two years the Practitioner practise only as an employed solicitor under the supervision of a legal practitioner of not less than 15 years post admission experience; 2. during the period of the supervision the Practitioner procure a written report from his supervisor on a quarterly basis; 3. for a period of one year the Practitioner submit to drug and/or alcohol testing at the reasonable direction of the Commissioner; 4. for a period of one year from the date of the Order the Practitioner comply with any treatment plan recommended by his treating psychologist and provide or report from the treating psychologist, such report to be provided not less than once every 3 months. In determining what disciplinary action he should take, the Commissioner took into account the conditions imposed on the Practitioner’s practising certificate by the Supreme Court. The Commissioner indicated that, but for the 4 month effective suspension of the Practitioner’s practising certificate, he would most likely have suspended the Practitioner’s practising certificate for 8-10 weeks.  He also indicated that, but for the order requiring the Practitioner to comply with any treatment plan recommended by his treating psychologist, he would most likely have made orders the Practitioner submit to medical examination, counselling and/or supervised treatment.
Regulatory authority Legal Profession Conduct Commissioner
Appeal
Decision or order Decision not published
Full name Paul Ignatius Boylan
Business address * 138 Florence Street PORT PIRIE SA 5540
Date(s) of admission 07 February 1978
Jurisdiction(s) of admission
  • South Australia
Home jurisdiction * South Australia
Substance of Conduct Matter Failure to comply with disciplinary action ordered by the Commissioner in a previous Determination following a complaint.
Decision Professional Misconduct
Date of decision 19 October 2021
Disciplinary action taken
  • Multiple Disciplinary Action
  • Fine
  • Reprimand
Notes Fine amount $2,500.00
Regulatory authority Legal Profession Conduct Commissioner
Appeal
Decision or order Decision not published
Full name Janusz Kaminski
Business address * 26 Carabeen Way, Lyndhurst, VICTORIA 3975
Date(s) of admission 01 May 1989
Jurisdiction(s) of admission
  • South Australia
Home jurisdiction * South Australia
Substance of Conduct Matter
Decision The practitioner’s name is struck from the roll of practitioners kept by the Supreme Court of SA
Date of decision 21 September 2021
Disciplinary action taken
  • Struck off
Notes Application made pursuant to section 89(1b) or 88A of the Legal Practitioners Act, 1981 with the consent of the practitioner on the basis of medical evidence which demonstrates the practitioner is no longer fit to practise the profession of the law.
Regulatory authority Supreme Court
Appeal
Decision or order Link to published decision
Full name Frederick Mark Boyd Turner
Business address * Level 1, 48 Carrington Street ADELAIDE SA 5000
Date(s) of admission 05 April 1983
Jurisdiction(s) of admission
  • South Australia
Home jurisdiction * South Australia
Substance of Conduct Matter Drawing a Will for an elderly lady on instructions from a family member without first meeting with her, so that he could consider issues of capacity and/or undue influence.
Decision Professional Misconduct
Date of decision 07 July 2021
Disciplinary action taken
  • Multiple Disciplinary Action
  • Conditions on Practising Certificate
  • Fine
  • Order to apologise
  • Reprimand
Notes Condition on practising certificate that practitioner complete one extra unit of Mandatory Continuing Professional Development on the subject of taking instructions for Wills within 6 months of the date of this order. The amount of the fine is $6,500.00.
Regulatory authority Legal Profession Conduct Commissioner
Appeal
Decision or order Decision not published
Full name Anna Katarzyna Jones
Business address * 34 Cadell Street GOOLWA SA 5214
Date(s) of admission 09 February 2009
Jurisdiction(s) of admission
  • South Australia
Home jurisdiction * South Australia
Substance of Conduct Matter Not responding to formal notices served under clause 4 of schedule 4 of the Legal Practitioners Act requesting information and documents.
Decision Professional Misconduct
Date of decision 16 June 2021
Disciplinary action taken
  • Conditions on Practising Certificate
  • Enter into a Professional Mentoring Agreement
  • Reprimand
Notes 15 June 2023 Mentoring Agreement expires
Regulatory authority Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal
Appeal
Decision or order Link to published decision