Lawyers & Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal


From 18 May 2020 and at Level 2 of the COVID-19 Alert level, the office of the Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal will remain closed to the public. The Tribunal will continue to receive and process new matters and submissions sent via email. Decisions that have been finalised will be released and all matters that can proceed on the papers will be advanced.

Hearings that have been adjourned, will be rescheduled, with consideration given on a case by case basis for those matters that require priority or urgency. Where necessary, teleconferences will be established to progress matters in the interim. Matters will be assessed to determine if this can be convened remotely, using Virtual Meeting Rooms (VMR) or teleconference hearing. Face to face hearings will require access to hearing rooms of sufficient size to enable the requisite physical distancing.

Parties are encouraged to send documents via email in the first instance, followed by hard copies as necessary, sent by courier or post.

The Lawyers & Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal hears and determines disciplinary charges against members of the legal and conveyancing professions.

These charges are referred to the tribunal by a standards committee of the New Zealand Law Society or New Zealand Society of Conveyancers, or the Legal Complaints Review Officer.

The tribunal also receives applications regarding suspension, striking off, revocation of orders and restoration of practitioners to the roll or register.

  • About the tribunal

    The Lawyers & Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal was established under the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006.

  • Apply

    How to apply for a review.

  • Hearing process

    There are various procedures to be followed when proceedings are commenced, including pre-trial conferences and actual preparation for hearing.

  • Forms and fees

    The forms and fees you will need to apply for a review.

  • Decisions

    Use our decision finder to search online for decisions by the tribunal.

  • Contact us

    How to contact the tribunal.

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