The Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal is showing a troubling disregard for the notion that indigenous persons should be regarded as special.
It has ruled that an ex-lawyer, one Davina Murray, be struck off because she was unanimously found “not a fit and proper person to operate as a legal practitioner”.
Bearing in mind the fitness and propriety of some legal practitioners of Alf’s acquaintance, this is a damning decision.
Because Murray is an indigenous person it seemed improbable she would be subjected to such harsh treatment.
But the NZ Herald today is reporting: