News Release
November 07, 2019

The Law Society of British Columbia acts to protect the public against individuals who hold themselves out to be lawyers when they are not.

From August 1, 2019, to November 1, 2019, the Law Society obtained written commitments from eight  individuals and businesses to stop engaging in unauthorized practice of law. If they break their promise, the Law Society may obtain a court order against them. These individuals and businesses put the public at risk by performing unregulated and uninsured legal services or misrepresenting themselves as lawyers.

During that time period, the Law Society also obtained one order prohibiting an individual from engaging in the unauthorized practice of law.

On September 20, 2019, Madam Justice Marzari granted an order prohibiting Man Cyril Law of Burnaby, BC, from commencing, prosecuting or defending a proceeding in any court except if representing himself as an individual party to a proceeding acting without counsel solely on his own behalf. The court also awarded the Law Society costs in the amount of $2,000.

To read the order, search by name in the Law Society’s database of unauthorized practitioners.


For further information contact:

David Jordan
Communications Officer