Former Drew & Napier lawyer struck off for taking upskirt, other intrusive photos of colleague

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A former Drew & Napier lawyer was on Thursday (May 19) ordered to be struck off the roll of advocates and solicitors for taking upskirt and other intrusive photos of his colleague in the office.

The man was in his 20s at the time of the offences in 2017. His name cannot be published due to a gag order on his identity. The victim's identity is also protected.

The Court of Three Judges noted that the man did not respond to multiple attempts to notify him of the disciplinary proceedings in person and by courier, phone call and email. He did not attend any of the hearings.

Delivering the judgment on behalf of the court, Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon said the man's misconduct pointed to character defects that made him unfit to be a member of the legal profession.

The judgment cited his "premeditated and persistent" misconduct, his "opportunistic exploitation" of the victim's expectation of safety in the workplace and his pressuring of the victim to drop the case.

"Instead of evincing genuine remorse, the respondent attempted to save his own skin by waging a war of emotional attrition against (the victim), in the hope that she would buckle under the pressure. We find this deeply disturbing," said Chief Justice Menon.

The judges also considered the man's failure to plead guilty at an early stage and his absence from the proceedings, which indicated "at worst, his disdain" for the disciplinary process.

Finally, they found that his "egregious" conduct caused grave dishonour to the standing of the legal profession.

The Court of Three Judges is the highest disciplinary body to deal with lawyers' misconduct. The panel for this hearing comprised Chief Justice Menon, Justice Steven Chong and Justice Andrew Phang.

 

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i see lawyers dressed in black white OL attire very sexy, some even wear stockings. :o
 

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The man was in his 20s at the time of the offences in 2017. His name cannot be published due to a gag order on his identity.

This is weird until can. Really wtf
 

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i am sure this guy is either good looking or eloquent. maybe both. probably not poor too.

if not girl won't bodai boji be close friends with him in office one.
 

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goyjpty-jpg.54809
 

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Looks like he spent more years getting the advocate license to practice, than he actually spent practicing it.
 

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why name cannot be published
elite si bo
Withholding identity is to encourage more sinkies to become perverts and practice voyeurism without impunity. You only lose your job, identity remains hidden.
 

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Law circle is small. If you know the name, can trace the department within law firm easily. Easy to CSI or speculate which colleague, which could lead to distress.
 
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