Ravindra-Singh found guilty of professional misconduct

Aman Ravindra-Singh. Picture: REINAL CHAND

LAWYER Aman Ravindra-Singh has been found guilty of one count of professional misconduct by the Independent Legal Service Commission.

Commissioner Dr Thomas Hickie said Mr Ravindra-Singh failed to respond to the Chief Registrar within 14 days to a notice from the Legal Practitioners Unit with the office of the Chief Registrar.

He adds that Ravindra-Singh was to respond to a complaint lodged by Shailesh Kumar on October 20, 2017.

The Commission noted that Ravindra-Singh did not deny that he failed to respond but alleged that he had a reasonable explanation for such failure.

Ravindra-Singh told the commission that he did not hold a valid practising certificate during the first half of 2018 and had also instructed his staff to not undertake any legal work during that period.

He pleaded not guilty on the basis that he had an explanation that he wished to put forward as a defence.

Dr Hickie while delivering the judgement highlighted that his appointment will end on January 21, 2019 and that this will be the last judgment that he is delivering.

The case has been adjourned to February 4, for mention.