Auckland lawyer’s strike off ‘almost inevitable’ Law Society says

By on March 29, 2018
Auckland lawyer's strike off 'almost inevitable' Law Society says

A lawyer convicted for his involvement in a $40 million property development fraud has been struck off the roll of barristers and solicitors.

Timothy Upton Slack was one of four men charged by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in relation to the development of the Waldorf Celestion Apartment Hotel in Auckland.

In September last year, Slack was sentenced in the High Court in Auckland to 10 months home detention for one representative charge of obtaining by deception.

New Zealand Law Society president Kathryn Beck said Slack's conviction brought disrepute to the legal profession.

"Following offending of this magnitude, it is almost inevitable that a practitioner will be struck off the roll," Beck said.

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