Suspensions/Cancellations of PC

John Ebow Annan

On 8 October 2014, the New South Wales Civil and Administrative Decisions Tribunal ordered that the name of John Ebow Annan be removed from the roll of local practitioners (see Council of The New South Wales Bar Association v Annan [2014] NSWCATOD 109).

Ignatius Nwafor Asuzu

On 21 September 2017, the Council of The New South Wales Bar Association (the Bar Council) resolved, pursuant to r 13(3) of the Legal Profession Uniform General Rules 2015, to refuse the application made by Ignatius Nwafor Asuzu on 5 July 2017 for the grant of an Australian practising certificate as a barrister on the basis that he has not successfully completed examinations required by the Bar Council to be passed as a prerequisite to undertaking the Bar reading program.

James Edward Barnett

​On 1 July 2014, the Executive of the Council of The New South Wales Bar Association (as the delegate of the Bar Council) resolved, pursuant to section 48(4)(b) of the Legal Profession Act 2004, to refuse to renew the local practising certificate of James Edward Barnett for the practising certificate year commencing 1 July 2014 on the ground the Executive (as the delegate of the Bar Council) is satisfied that Barnett is not a fit and proper person to hold a local practising certificate.

Keith Edmund Becker

On 5 June 2014, the Council of The New South Wales Bar Association (the Bar Council) resolved, pursuant to section 48(8) of the Legal Profession Act 2004, to refuse to renew the local practising certificate of Keith Edmund Becker for the practising certificate year commencing 1 July 2014 on the same ground that, on 5 June 2014, the Bar Council resolved to immediately suspend the local practising certificate for the year ended 30 June 2014, namely as the Bar Council considered it necessary in the public interest on the ground of the seriousness of the conduct in respect of which four complaints have been made against Keith Edmund Becker.

Keith Edmund Becker

On 5 June 2014, the Council of The New South Wales Bar Association (the Bar Council) resolved to immediately suspend the local practising certificate of Keith Edmund Becker pursuant to section 548(2) of the Legal Profession Act 2004 as the Bar Council considered it necessary in the public interest to do so on the ground of the seriousness of the conduct complained of in respect of four complaints which have been made against Keith Edmund Becker.

Simon Andrew Benson

The cancellation of the local practising certificate of Simon Andrew Benson took effect from midnight on 14 March 2014 pursuant to section 68(3)(b) of the Legal Profession Act 2004.

Craig Anthony Peter Biscoe

On 10 December 2015 the Council of The New South Wales Bar Association (the Bar Council) resolved, pursuant to section 45(2) of the Legal Profession Uniform Law, that the application made by Mr Craig Anthony Peter Biscoe for the grant of an Australian practising certificate as a barrister be refused on the basis that the Bar Council considers that Mr Craig Biscoe is not a fit and proper person to hold an Australian practising certificate.

Christopher Patrick Comeskey

On 25 September 2014, the Council of The New South Wales Bar Association (the Bar Council) resolved under s 48(1) of the Legal Profession Act 2004 that Christopher Patrick Comeskey’s application for the grant of a local practising certificate made on 24 June 2014 be refused on the basis that the Bar Council is not satisfied as required by s 48(3)(b) of the Legal Profession Act 2004 that Comeskey is a fit and proper person to hold a local practising certificate.

On 10 November 2014 Mr Comeskey filed an appeal to the Supreme Court of New South Wales. The Supreme Court dismissed his appeal on 25 June 2015.

John Bernard Costigan

On 28 March 2013 the Honourable Justice Garling of the Supreme Court of New South Wales ordered that, pursuant to section 720 of the Legal Profession Act 2004, John Bernard Costigan be, and hereby is, restrained from engaging in legal practice in contravention of section 14 of theLegal Profession Act 2004.

See Council of the NSW Bar Association v Costigan [2013] NSWSC 339

On 4 December 2013, the Court of Appeal ordered that the name of John Bernard Costigan be removed be removed from the Roll of Local Lawyers (see Council of the New South Wales Bar Association v Costigan [2013] NSWCA 407

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/nsw/NSWCA/2013/407.html

John Bernard Costigan

Practising certificate cancelled as and from 5.00pm Friday 22 June 2012

On 4 December 2013, the Court of Appeal ordered that the name of John Bernard Costigan be removed be removed from the Roll of Local Lawyers (see Council of the New South Wales Bar Association v Costigan [2013] NSWCA 407

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/nsw/NSWCA/2013/407.html

John Bernard Costigan

Practising certificate suspended as and from 4.30 pm on 27 April 2012 pursuant to section 78 of the Legal Profession Act 2004

On 4 December 2013, the Court of Appeal ordered that the name of John Bernard Costigan be removed be removed from the Roll of Local Lawyers (see Council of the New South Wales Bar Association v Costigan [2013] NSWCA 407

http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/nsw/NSWCA/2013/407.html

Christian Roger de Robillard

On 21 June 2018, the Council of The New South Wales Bar Association resolved, pursuant to ss. 76 and 89(2)(b), of the Legal Profession Uniform Law (NSW), to cancel the Australian practising certificate of Christian Roger de Robillard, with effect from midnight on 29 June 2018.

Craig Andrew Franklin

On 26 March 2009 the Council of The New South Wales Bar Association resolved, pursuant to ss. 61(2) and 62(2) of the Legal Profession Act 2004, to cancel the local practising certificate of Craig Andrew Franklin, with effect from midnight on Monday, 30 March 2009.

John Peter Hart Hart

Practising certificate suspended 30 September 2009. Practising certificate cancelled 1 October 2009.

Albert Judah (formerly known as Albee Tsz Lim Yip, Albee Yip and Tsz Lim Yip)

On 27 October 2016 the Council of The New South Wales Bar Association (the Bar Council) resolved, pursuant to section 45(2) of the Legal Profession Uniform Law (NSW), that the application made by Mr Albert Judah on 10 August 2016 for the grant of an Australian practising certificate as a barrister be refused on the basis that the Bar Council considers thatMr Albert Judah is not a fit and proper person to hold an Australian practising certificate as a barrister.

Albert Judah (formerly known as Albee Tsz Lim Yip, Albee Yip and Tsz Lim Yip)

On 22 October 2015 the Council of The New South Wales Bar Association (the Bar Council) resolved, pursuant to section 45(2) of the Legal Profession Uniform Law, that the application made by Mr Albert Judah for the grant of an Australian practising certificate as a barrister be refused on the basis that the Bar Council considers that Mr Albert Judah is not a fit and proper person to hold an Australian practising certificate as a barrister.

Peter Kintominas

On 11 August 2016, the Council of The New South Wales Bar Association (the Bar Council) resolved, pursuant to s 45(2) of the Legal Profession Uniform Law (NSW), to refuse the application made by Peter Kintominas for the renewal of his Australian practising certificate as a barrister for the practising certificate year commencing 1 July 2016 to 30 June 2017 on the basis that the Bar Council considers that Peter Kintominas is not a fit and proper person to hold an Australian practising certificate as a barrister.

James Mathew Miller

The Council of The New South Wales Bar Association cancelled the local practising certificate of James Mathew Miller, with effect from midnight on Friday, 1 May 2009.

Anthony Philip Quinlivan

​On 10 July 2014, the Council of The New South Wales Bar Association (the Bar Council) resolved, pursuant to section 48(3)(b) of the Legal Profession Act 2004, to refuse to grant to Anthony Philip Quinlivan a local practising certificate for the practising certificate year commencing 1 July 2014 on the ground the Bar Council is not satisfied that Quinlivan is a fit and proper person to hold a local practising certificate.

Anthony Philip Quinlivan

​On 1 July 2014, the Executive of the Council of The New South Wales Bar Association (as the delegate of the Bar Council) resolved, pursuant to section 48(4)(b) of the Legal Profession Act 2004, to refuse to renew the local practising certificate of Anthony Philip Quinlivan for the practising certificate year commencing 1 July 2014 on the ground the Executive (as the delegate of the Bar Council) is satisfied that Quinlivan is not a fit and proper person to hold a local practising certificate.

Anthony James Robinson

The cancellation of the local practising certificate of Anthony James Robinson took effect from 6.00pm on 11 July 2014 pursuant to section 68(3)(b) of the Legal Profession Act 2004.

Stuart Erskine Torrington

​On 23 June 2016 the Council of The New South Wales Bar Association resolved, pursuant to section 45(2) of the Legal Profession Uniform Law (NSW), not to renew the Australian practising certificate Stuart Erskine Torrington for the practising certificate year commencing 1 July 2016 on the ground that Torrington had failed to comply with a condition imposed on an Australian practising certificate.

Charles Christian Waterstreet

​On 27 June 2019 the Bar Council resolved to cancel the practising certificate issued to Charles Christian Waterstreet, pursuant to s 89(2)(b) of the Legal Profession Uniform Law (NSW)

Charles Christian Waterstreet

On 9 May 2019 the Bar Council resolved to suspend the Australian practising certificate issued to Charles Christian Waterstreet. The suspension took effect from midnight on 14 June 2019.

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