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Commission fines lawyer

Rebecca Medhurst
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

A LAWYER has been given until the end of next month to pay a $1500 fine or risk losing his practising certificate.

Saimoni Nacolawa, 63, was charged with professional misconduct by the chief registrar.

The Independent Legal Services Commission said the fact of the case was that Mr Nacolawa issued an auditor's report of his trust account to the Registrar's Office. However, it was discovered that the accountant who carried out the audit was not registered as an accountant or as an accounting firm with the Fiji Institute of Accountants. Mr Nacolawa pleaded guilty at the first opportunity

ILSC Commissioner Justice Paul Madigan said Mr Nacolawa claimed he did not know that the accounting firm Glory Finance and Mr George Prince, its "accountant" were not registered with the appropriate body.

He said Mr Nacolawa's co-operation with the ILSC and ready acceptance of the claim were taken into account in the decision.

Mr Nacolawa has until April 30 to pay the fine to the ILSC. If the fine is not paid his practising certificate will be suspended until full payment is received.








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