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Lengthy Suspension And Costs Award For Auckland Lawyer


Jinyue (Paul) Young has been suspended by the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal for two-and-a-half years.

The two expenses towards Mr Young have been for negligence or incompetence, and for “attempts to dissuade his former client pursuing the complaint”.

The Tribunal famous that the primary cost arose as a result of he took directions from a Chinese consumer regarding household unit regulation litigation, for which he had no pertinent experience.

The determination notes that Mr Young “kept no proper file, his advice was incompetent, his drafting of documents inadequate, his representation of his client in court was woeful.” Further, the Tribunal thought of that Mr Young “lacks attributes necessary for him to be assessed as a fit and proper person to practice, even as an employee”.

Despite the Standards Committee’s argument that Mr Young needs to be struck off, the Tribunal imposed the prolonged time period of suspension as an alternative.

Firstly, it acknowledged that on the premise of 1 file, it might be harsh to search out that no lesser penalty would shield the general public; secondly, it thought of that it was obliged to limit the penalty to the required minimal; and thirdly, it wished to protect the harshest potential penalty to instances what place the gravity of particulars of the cost, or the buildup of disciplinary failings, demonstrated that probably the most extreme penalty have to be utilized.

Mr Young was additionally ordered to pay prices of $43,647.

The most size of suspension out there to the Tribunal is three years.


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