Leading lawyer censured

A high-profile lawyer has been censured for making “offensive and scurrilous remarks” about an unnamed client he no longer represents.

John Revans Eichelbaum, the son of former chief justice Sir Thomas Eichelbaum, was last month censured by the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal after being found guilty of two charges of misconduct and one of unsatisfactory conduct.

A release from the society says the charges arose after Mr Eichelbaum was engaged to act in litigation but relations between himself and the client deteriorated and ultimately ended.

 

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