News Release
April 06, 2021


  • December 1, 2021: The suspension has been stayed until January 7, 2022. Sumandip Singh has applied for a review of the panel's decision.
  • June 8, 2021: The start date of the supsension has been delayed due to an oral decision by the hearing panel. A written decision with reasons will follow shortly.
  • May 5, 2021: Singh applied to extend the commencement date of the suspension and the hearing panel granted the request. 
  • June 8, 2021: A stay of the suspension's start date has been granted and a written decision will follow shortly.

A hearing panel of the Law Society has ordered that Surrey lawyer Sumandip Singh be suspended two years for professional misconduct, effective June 1, 2021.

The hearing panel found that Sumandip Singh committed professional misconduct by facilitating the unauthorized practice of law by disbarred lawyer Gerhard Albertus Pyper, failing to tell clients or staff that Pyper was not authorized to practise law, communicating in an abusive or offensive manner with lawyers, judges and other parties, improperly commissioning documents for use in court proceedings and Land Title Office matters, failing to meet the quality of service required of lawyers and misleading the Law Society during the course of its investigation.

In determining disciplinary action, the panel considered the seriousness and extent of the misconduct that occurred over several years, the need to protect the public and ensure public confidence in the legal profession and the serious consequences to clients as a result of his misconduct.

The hearing panel’s decision on facts and determination is available here and the hearing panel’s decision on disciplinary action is available here.


For further information contact:

Vinnie Yuen
Communications Officer