Complaints, Lawyer Discipline and Public Hearings

 

Citation issued: June 7, 2018

Donald Roy McLeod

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 September 2016 and January 2017, in the course of acting for your clients PF and WF, you obtained a committeeship order in relation to JS without providing notice of the committeeship application hearing to JS's counsel, when you knew or ought to have known that JS was represented by counsel who intended to participate in the application. By doing so, you did one or more of the following:

(a)  failed to conduct yourself in a manner characterized by courtesy and good faith, contrary to rules 2.1-4(a) and 7.2-1 of the Code of Professional Conduct for British Columbia (the “BC Code”), and

(b)  engaged in sharp practice, contrary to rules 2.1-4(c) and 7.2-2 of the BC Code

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