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Corporate lawyer disciplined for helping friends

21/07/2010

Mr Karam held a NSW practising certificate allowing him to engage in legal practice on behalf of his corporate employer but for no-one else. As a favour, he appeared on behalf of others at a four short hearings to consent to various directions orders.  He then referred the litigants to private practitioners.  That was unsatisfactory professional conduct worthy of reprimand and a pecuniary penalty.  Read the decision  in Law Society of NSW v Karam [2010] NSWADT 170

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