Complaints, Lawyer Discipline and Public Hearings

 

Citation issued: March 8, 2018

Glenn Arthur Laughlin

Citations are authorized by the Law Society of BC's Discipline Committee and list allegations against a lawyer that will be considered at a discipline hearing. Please note that allegations in a citation are unproven until a discipline hearing panel has determined their validity.

Nature of conduct to be inquired into:

1.  Between approximately September 2014 and November 2014, you acted in a conflict of interest when you acted for two or more of WD, O Ltd., ME, and RE, in relation to a proposed sale of WD's shares in O Ltd., contrary to one or more of rules 3.4-1 and 3.4-2 of the Code of Professional Conduct for British Columbia.

This conduct constitutes professional misconduct, pursuant to s. 38(4) of the Legal Profession Act

2.  Between approximately July 2016 and September 2017, while you were corporate counsel for O Ltd. , you acted in a conflict of interest against your former family law client WD, by representing ME and RE during negotiations regarding a proposed sale of WD’s shares in O Ltd., contrary to rule 3.4-10 of the Code of Professional Conduct for British Columbia.

This conduct constitutes professional misconduct, pursuant to s. 38(4) of the Legal Profession Act.