News Release
November 06, 2017

Vancouver, November 6, 2017 – The Law Society of British Columbia has suspended Vancouver lawyer Sumit Ahuja for professional misconduct. His one-month suspension commenced on November 1, 2017, immediately following a previous one-month suspension that ended on October 31, 2017.

A hearing panel of the Law Society found that Ahuja failed to serve his client competently and diligently in the course of providing legal services for a family law matter. In particular, the panel found that Ahuja failed to follow instructions from his client to oppose an application for a divorce order, attend court on her behalf, find other counsel to attend court in his place, and advise his client of his failure to attend court. Written reasons for the hearing panel’s decision will be available in due course.

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


David Jordan
Communications Officer