Court of Appeal overturns decision to ban attorney Owen Clunie

Friday, August 01, 2014

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THE Court of Appeal yesterday overturned the General Legal Council's (GLC) decision to strike former Deputy Commissioner of Police Owen Clunie from the roll of attorneys-at-law entitled to practise in the courts of Jamaica.


The court at the same time, remitted the matter back to the GLC for a rehearing into the allegations that got Clunie struck off in the first place.


Clunie, who operates from offices at Oxford Road in Kingston, was struck from the roll on September 28, 2013.


The Disciplinary Committee of the GLC made the decision after they came to the conclusion that Clunie was guilty of professional misconduct, allegedly misappropriating $600,000.


It was reported that Clunie, acting on behalf of a client in a land transaction, failed to account for the sum.


The complaint took the issue to the Disciplinary Committee, which after investigations, was of the view that "in order to protect the public, the striking off was necessary".




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