Conduct of Employees

The legal practitioner may also become liable for disciplinary action as a result of the conduct of an employee of the Incorporated Legal Practice (ILP) pursuant to the Legal Profession Act 2007.

  • Any unsatisfactory professional conduct or professional misconduct by an employed legal practitioner of the practice.
  • Any conduct of a non-legal practitioner director of the practice that adversely affects the provision of legal services.
  • The unsuitability of a non-legal practitioner director to be a director of the corporation providing legal services - if, for example, an ILP has as a director a former legal practitioner who has been removed from the roll, or ‘struck off’.

Contravention of the disclosure obligations when a person engages an ILP to provide services the person might reasonably assume to be legal services.

Contravention of the requirements relating to advertising.