News Release
June 01, 2017

Vancouver, June 1, 2017 – The Law Society sets standards of professional responsibility for BC lawyers and articled students, and upholds those standards through a complaints and discipline process. These standards and processes are important to maintain public confidence and trust in lawyers. Accordingly, the Law Society has ordered that lawyer Pir Indar Paul Singh Sahota of Surrey be suspended for one month starting August 1, 2017 and be prohibited from engaging in any capacity with files involving the purchase, sale or financing of real estate until the restriction is lifted by the Practice Standards Committee.

The Law Society found that Sahota committed professional misconduct by failing to comply with Law Society accounting rules on more than 50 occasions over an extended period of time. Sahota was also found to have misappropriated trust funds by using funds in his pooled trust account to cover shortages in other transactions on numerous occasions.

The decision on facts and determination is available here and the decision on disciplinary action is available here.

The Law Society of British Columbia upholds and protects the public interest in the administration of justice by ensuring the independence, integrity and competence of lawyers, establishing education and professional development standards for lawyers, regulating the practice of law and preserving and protecting the rights and freedoms of all persons.


For further information contact:

Vinnie Yuen
Communications Officer