A lawyer caught selling cannabis to an undercover police officer has been suspended from practising for three years.
At the Hamilton District Court, Anthony Paul Blair was found guilty of two charges relating to possessing and selling cannabis.
On one occasion, Blair sold a cannabis tinnie for $20 to an undercover police officer and had three other tinnies in his possession at the time of the sale.
The Law Society said the Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal's decision was entirely justified.
It said it was a serious matter that had marred the high standard of conduct expected by the country's lawyers.