24 Jul

Yazid & Co represented Partner of well established firm with 10 years experience (Respondent) who was facing complaint over representation issue and lack of mandate in the release of stakeholder money. 

The Disciplinary Board decided to call the matter for formal inquiry before Disciplinary Committee under Section 103 of the Legal Profession Act 1976.

The Complainant was cornered into admitting his strategy (that he intends) to use the disciplinary hearing as bargaining tool in working settlement over civil suit that his company is facing with Respondent's client.

After listening to the Complainant and appreciating relevant submission by Yazid, the committee members came to conclusion that the complaint was without merit and that such complaint (over solicitors misconduct) should not be used as medium to strong arm the Respondent in getting his client to settle pending suit or compromise in any way.

Upon the advice by the Chairman, the Complainant withdrew his complaint in toto. The complaint was struck off thereafter.

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