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Two-year suspension

Shalveen Chand
Monday, February 10, 2014

A SUVA lawyer who hopes to pursue a political career has had his practising certificate suspended for two years by the Independent Legal Services Commission for failing to establish a trust account.

Jolame Uludole was also fined $3000 and publicly reprimanded.

The Chief Registrar had written to the commission alleging two counts of professional misconduct — on the first, Mr Uludole allegedly did not have a trust account while operating as legal practitioner Jolame Uludole Barristers and Solicitors between October 11, 2012 and May 19, 2013; on the second, Mr Uludole allegedly did not have a trust account while representing Edmund March between June and July last year.

Both allegations are violations of the Trust Accounts Decree which states all legal firms must have a trust account.

Mr Uludole admitted the allegations in his first appearance before the commission. Commissioner Justice Paul Madigan, in his judgement, said Mr Uludole appeared to be naïve in his view that he could practise without a trust account, and if not naïve then reckless.








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