A high-profile defence lawyer has been found guilty of misconduct after he offered to put a home renovation job through as a “cashie” so his client could avoid paying GST, Stuff reports. Quinton Duff appeared before the New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal on July 30 for an incident that happened in 2016. The tribunal found Duff’s intention to help his client avoid paying GST, along with his complete disregard of his tax obligations and obligations as a company director, meant he was not a fit and proper person to be a lawyer at that time, but further stated, “our finding does not lead automatically to the finding that Mr Duff is not currently a fit and proper person to be a lawyer.”