Legal Aid lawyer struck off by Queensland Law Society for operating without practising certificate for over two years
A LAWYER was sent Legal Aid Queensland clients while working for more than two years without a practising certificate.
Peter Arthur Rowell had claimed he was registered interstate, and was only caught out after a complaint about his work.
In a newly published decision, the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal found Rowell had engaged in professional misconduct and struck him off.
“Mr Rowell has ignored the most basic of professional obligations and knowingly misrepresented to the QLS (Queensland Law Society) and LAQ that he was entitled to practise as a lawyer in Queensland, when he was not,” Justice Alan Wilson found.
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