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General Notices
Notice of Decision of Disciplinary Committee Notice is hereby given by the Disciplinary Committee of the New Zealand Society of Accountants that at a conjoint hearing held on 28 February 1994, the committee heard charges against Phillip Morris Westwood of Hamilton, that: (a) He had been guilty of grave impropriety. (b) He had been guilty of an act discreditable to an accountant. (c) He had conducted himself in such a manner as to render the exercise of the powers of the Disciplinary Committee expedient in the interests of the public and/or the society. In that he had been convicted in the High Court on a charge of arson. Phillip Morris Westwood did not appear before the Disciplinary Committee, therefore a plea of not guilty was taken. The Disciplinary Committee found the charges B and C proved, and charge A not proved, based on evidence that was heard and received at the hearing on 28 February 1994. Pursuant to section 24 (3) (a) of the New Zealand Society of Accountants Act 1958, the Disciplinary Committee ordered that Phillip Morris Westwood be removed from the Register of Members of the Society and fixed the date of 28 February 1997 after which Phillip Morris Westwood may apply for re-registration. Phillip Morris Westwood was ordered to pay to the society the sum of $2,493.47 (including G.S.T.) in respect of costs and expenses of and incidental to the inquiry by the Disciplinary Committee and the investigation by the Investigation Committee. The Disciplinary Committee ordered that its decision be published in the Accountant's Journal, the New Zealand Gazette and Waikato Times newspaper with mention of the member's name and locality. Dated this 6th day of April 1994.
Publication Date
21 Apr 1994

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