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If you believe you have suffered loss from one of these solicitors or firms you may make a claim to the Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund.

Your claim must be received by the Law Society no later than the final date fixed in the advertisement. A late claim will only be considered if the Law Society allows further time. If a solicitor or law firm is not advertised you can still make a claim. 

Date of publication: Monday 31 May 2021
Claims final date: 6 September 2021

GE Law Pty Ltd trading as Gardner Ekes Lawyers

The Council of The Law Society of New South Wales invites any person who has suffered pecuniary loss because of default by the law practice GE Law Pty Ltd trading as Gardner Ekes Lawyers arising from the conduct of an associate of that law practice, Hector Ekes, to make a claim against the Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund.

The law practice trading as Gardner Ekes Lawyers used the following address:

Level 9, 82 Elizabeth Street
Sydney, NSW, 2000

Under the Legal Profession Uniform Law (NSW) a default occurs where:

  1. the law practice received trust money or trust property in the course of the law practice’s legal practice; and
  2. (a) the law practice has failed to pay or deliver the trust money or trust property, and that failure arises from an act or omission of an associate that involves fraud or dishonesty; or

    (b) there has been a fraudulent dealing with trust property arising from or constituted by an act or omission of an associate that involves fraud or other dishonesty.

An associate includes a solicitor, employee or agent. Defaults relating to financial services or investments are restricted (see rule 85 of the Legal Profession Uniform General Rules 2015).

A claim must be made on the approved form. To obtain a claim form and information brochure, please write to the Manager of the Fidelity Fund Department of The Law Society of New South Wales at 170 Phillip Street Sydney NSW 2000 or email ffclaim@lawsociety.com.au. Information is also available on the Law Society’s website www.lawsociety.com.au.

Completed claim forms must be received at the Law Society by 6 September 2021. A claim cannot be made after 6 September 2021, unless the Law Society Council or the Supreme Court allows further time.

Date of publication: Monday 23 August 2021
Claims final date: 26 November 2021

Slattery Thompson / Harry Chand (also known as Harry Moon and Harry Manik)

The Council of The Law Society of New South Wales invites any person who has suffered pecuniary loss because of default by the law practice Slattery Thompson arising from the conduct of an associate of that law practice, Harry Chand (also known as Harry Moon and Harry Manik) to make a claim against the Legal Practitioners Fidelity Fund.

The law practice trading as Slattery Thompson used the following address:

8-10 Clarke Street,
Earlwood, NSW, 2206

Under the Legal Profession Uniform Law (NSW) a default occurs where:

1. the law practice received trust money or trust property in the course of the law practice’s legal practice; and

2. (a) the law practice has failed to pay or deliver the trust money or trust property, and that failure arises from an act or omission of an associate that involves fraud or dishonesty; or

(b) there has been a fraudulent dealing with trust property arising from or constituted by an act or omission of an associate that involves fraud or other dishonesty.

An associate includes a solicitor, employee or agent. Defaults relating to financial services or investments are restricted (see rule 85 of the Legal Profession Uniform General Rules 2015).

A claim must be made on the approved form. To obtain a claim form and information brochure, please write to the Manager of the Fidelity Fund Department of The Law Society of New South Wales at 170 Phillip Street Sydney NSW 2000 or email ffclaim@lawsociety.com.au. Information is also available on the Law Society’s website.

Completed claim forms must be received at the Law Society by 26 November 2021. A claim cannot be made after 26 November 2021, unless the Law Society Council or the Supreme Court allows further time.