6 Oct 2011

Society says accused Maori lawyer can still work

7:50 pm on 6 October 2011

The Law Society says a Treaty of Waitangi claims lawyer facing disciplinary charges, can continue working.

Donna Hall from Wellington is accused of negligence or incompetence, which has brought her profession into disrepute and reflects on her fitness to practise.

The society says it only applies for the interim suspension of lawyers for more serious charges, such as incidents involving clients' money.

Ms Hall is accused of a conflict of interest, by acting on behalf the vendor and the buyer of land, without telling either party of her position.

The Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal will hear the charges.