News Release
December 30, 2021

A hearing panel of the Law Society Tribunal has ordered that Parksville lawyer John Aaron Hossack be suspended for one month, starting on January 1, 2022.

Hossack admitted to failing to provide the quality of service expected of a competent lawyer while acting as executor and trustee for his client’s estate. In particular, he admitted he failed to administer the estate and to respond to communications from a beneficiary in a timely manner.

The panel accepted Hossack’s admission of professional misconduct and the disciplinary action jointly proposed by the Law Society and Hossack. In imposing the one-month suspension, the panel considered the serious delays caused by his conduct, his professional conduct record which consisted of a practice review arising from the beneficiary’s previous complaint, as well as his willingness to admit his misconduct.

The panel’s decision is available here.


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