You will note that the names of the lawyers concerned have been redacted. I have done this as the Law Society has threatened me with a sanction in relation to Section 723 of the Legal Profession Act if I make known any part of their 'investigation' into my complaints.
It's bizarre that the Law Society threatens me with a sanction, but takes no action whatsoever regarding the appalling conduct of the solicitors concerned. Read on and make up your own mind.
Also, despite someone's claim on social media, I am not a solicitor. I do, however, work for a law firm and have been employed as a paralegal.
Letter, dated 13th June 2013, sent to Anne-Marie Foord, Manager Professional Standards Department, Law Society of NSW. The same letter was sent also to John Dobson, President of the Law Society, and Dorothy Allan, investigating solicitor.
Letter, dated 12th July 2013, sent to John Dobson (President), Anne-Marie Foord (Manager, Professional Standards) and Dorothy Allan (who I believe has now left the Law Society and is no longer a practising solicitor) and copied to all sitting NSW Parliamentarians.
It is somewhat surprising that the Law Society refuses to either acknowledge or respond to these correspondences.
See below the relevant section(s) from the Revised Professional Conduct and Practice Rules 1995 (Solicitors' Rules) which I have taken from the Law Society's own website:
23. Advocacy Rules
Frankness in Court
A.21. A practitioner must not knowingly make a misleading statement to a court on any matter.
A.22. A practitioner must take all necessary steps to correct any misleading statement made by the practitioner to a court as soon as possible after the practitioner becomes aware that the statement was misleading.
Find below correspondence sent to David Clarke MLC, Parliamentary Secretary of Justice. You would think that the Parliamentary Secretary for Justice and his office would do all they could to ensure the rule of law was followed.
Mr Clarke was made aware of the above rules in previous correspondence, but as he is the Parliamentary Secretary for Justice, one would image he was already aware of those rules.
Breach of Section 577 of the Legal Profession Act 2004
Find below, correspondence sent to the Office of the Legal Services Commissioner in relation to a breach of Section 577 of the Legal Profession Act 2004 by that office.
If the Law Society is dismissing complaints when it should not do so, and the Office of the Legal Services Commissioner knowingly also dismisses those complaints when it is clear that wrongdoing has taken place, then this, of course, is corruption.
Please find below a new addition to this little collection, being a letter to John Dobson, President of the Law Society of NSW, and Mrs Anne-Marie Foord, Manager of the Professional Standards Department at the Law Society of NSW.
I hand delivered the above letter, dated 6th September 2013, to the Law Society on Monday, 9th September 2013. On receipt of my correspondence, Mr John Dobson, President of the Law Society, placed my letter back into its envelope, placed it into a larger envelope and posted it to my home and therefore returning it to me, without addressing any of the points raised within. See below the envelopes.
And letter sent today, 16th September 2013 to John Dobson, President of the Law Society of NSW.
The above letter was also returned to me this afternoon, 18th September 2013. This is my response.
More bad behaviour from the Law Society. Now they're lying blatantly to the public. A heavy statement, but read below.
Find below the text of an E-mail which was sent this morning (27th September 2013), individually and personally to all sitting Members of the Parliament of NSW. Also be advised that the below letter to all Parliamentarians was sent after I received legal advice from two solicitors. The same two solicitors vetted and amended that draft before sending.
Please see my letter to the Law Society of NSW of 30th October 2013. While I am clearly unable to specifically claim that corrupt activity is taking place within the Law Society, I am able to have an opinion and certain beliefs, and my belief is that corruption is taking place, and as a member of the public, I am able to pose that question.
As outlined in the above correspondences, the Law Society has displayed a level of dishonesty in dealing with a member of the public and I am therefore unable to trust information provided by the Law Society of NSW.