News Release
February 14, 2011

Vancouver – The Law Society of BC has concluded its case involving special prosecutor Terrence Robertson, QC.

To protect the public the Law Society ordered Robertson to undergo a conduct review because he did not disclose a $500 donation his firm made to Kash Heed’s 2009 May election campaign before accepting the role of special prosecutor investigating the same campaign.

The Law Society determined Robertson failed to meet the expected standard that requires a lawyer to disclose to his client previous connection to the parties in a matter.

The review panel, consisting of public representatives Claude Richmond and Peter B. Lloyd and senior lawyer Richard Stewart, QC, was satisfied Robertson understood the significant error in judgment he made and accepted his statement that he deeply regrets the damage his error made to  the confidence in the role of special prosecutors and to Heed.

 “The Law Society is satisfied with the outcome of the conduct review” said Chief Legal Officer Deborah Armour. “Terrence Robertson deeply regrets his actions, understands what he did wrong, and steps have been taken to make sure it won’t happen again. As a result we are now closing the file, with no further action.”

Members of the Law Society’s Discipline Committee reviewed the recommendation at their regular meeting January 27, 2011 and accepted the panel’s recommendation that no further action is required.

For additional information, please see the summary of the conduct review report (below). 

The Law Society of British Columbia regulates the more than 10,000 lawyers in the province, setting and enforcing standards of professional conduct that ensure the public is well-served by a competent, honourable legal profession.


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Lesley Pritchard
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Robyn Crisanti
Manager, Communications and Public Affairs