Date of decision Full name Decision Disciplinary action taken
Full name Steven John Gareth Thomas
Date of birth 14 March 1967
Business address * C/- Howard Zelling Chambers, GHD Building, Level 12, 211 Victoria Square, Adelaide SA 5000
Date(s) of admission 16 December 1991
Jurisdiction(s) of admission South Australia
Home jurisdiction * South Australia
Substance of Conduct Matter (1) Fraudulent Misappropriation (2) Swearing false affidavit and permitting to be filed in Court
Decision Practitioner's name struck off the Roll
Date of decision 05 December 2017
Disciplinary action taken Struck off
Notes Strike off by consent
Regulatory authority Supreme Court
Appeal
Decision or order Link to published decision
Full name Robert Alessandro Berton
Date of birth 19 July 1953
Business address * 1 Hoylake Crescent, West Lakes SA 5021
Date(s) of admission 05 December 1977
Jurisdiction(s) of admission South Australia
Home jurisdiction * South Australia
Substance of Conduct Matter Failure to progress estate administration within a reasonable time.
Decision Unprofessional Conduct and Professional Misconduct
Date of decision 30 November 2017
Disciplinary action taken Reprimand
Fine
Conditions on Practising Certificate
Notes Fine of $5,000.00. All probate and estate files to be subject to quarterly examination and satisfactory report on progress by supervisor until the end of 2018. Should Probate and Administration files not be adequately managed during this time, the Practitioner is to divest himself to them and take no new instructions in that field until further order. The Practitioner is not to supervise any practitioner in their first two years of practice.
Regulatory authority Legal Profession Conduct Commissioner
Appeal
Decision or order Decision not published
Full name Paul Ignatius Boylan
Date of birth 25 January 1954
Business address * 138 Florence Street, Port Pirie SA 5540
Date(s) of admission 07 February 1978
Jurisdiction(s) of admission South Australia
Home jurisdiction * South Australia
Substance of Conduct Matter Failure to respond to a Notice issued under Schedule 4 Clause 4 and dated 19 July 2016 requiring the production of documents within the time frame specified in the Notice.
Decision Professional Misconduct
Date of decision 25 October 2017
Disciplinary action taken Reprimand
Fine
Notes
Regulatory authority Legal Profession Conduct Commissioner
Appeal
Decision or order Decision not published
Full name Nathan William Thompson
Date of birth 11 January 1981
Business address * Not Practising
Date(s) of admission 03 December 2007
Jurisdiction(s) of admission South Australia
Home jurisdiction * South Australia
Substance of Conduct Matter The Practitioner when defending a client in an action taken by the Motor Accident Commission provided false and misleading information to the District Court, filed an affidavit containing false and misleading information and falsely reconstructed the client file so that it contained copies of correspondence not sent.
Decision Unprofessional Conduct
Date of decision 12 October 2017
Disciplinary action taken Recommend that proceedings be commenced in the Supreme Court
Notes
Regulatory authority Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal
Appeal
Decision or order Link to published decision
Full name Alfonso Paul Strappazzon
Date of birth 31 October 1954
Business address * 15 Brougham Place, Alberton SA 5014
Date(s) of admission 03 April 1978
Jurisdiction(s) of admission South Australia
Home jurisdiction * South Australia
Substance of Conduct Matter -
Decision Struck off with practitioner's consent.
Date of decision 25 July 2017
Disciplinary action taken Struck off
Notes Practitioner's latest tax offences are still to be finally dealt with by the Magistrates Court.
Regulatory authority Supreme Court of South Australia
Appeal
Decision or order Link to published decision