Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Another trougher

LATEST: The Law Society has asked to strike off controversial lawyer Chris Comeskey after he pleaded guilty to three counts of professional misconduct.

Comeskey changed his position when the Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal reconvened this afternoon.

He pleaded guilty to one charge of failing to act appropriately for a client, one charge of misleading the Court of Appeal and one charge of submitting a false invoice to legal aid.

John Billington, QC, for the New Zealand Law Society, told the tribunal the charges were serious and the society was asking for Comeskey to be struck off.

It can be no co-incidence that there are so many lawyers in politics...