Complaints, Lawyer Discipline and Public Hearings

 

Citation issued: January 29, 2019

Brock Anthony Edwards

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.  In or between November 2016 and June 2017, in the course of representing yourself in matrimonial proceedings in Supreme Court Docket Number [number] (Vancouver Registry), you acted in a manner that Mr. Justice Schultes found frustrated or misused the court process, including by doing one or more of the following: 

(a)  paying costs to the Family Maintenance and Enforcement Program rather than to the opposing party or her counsel: 

(i)  contrary to the terms of the January 31, 2017 costs order; 

(ii)  to frustrate the opposing party; and 

(iii)  to increase the cost of litigation for the opposing party; 

(b)  drafting and forwarding a memo to the opposing party, in which you stated your intention to bring another application which you believed would result in the opposing party having to pay her lawyer more in fees than the sum of the January 31, 2017 costs order; 

(c)  filing two requisitions which were purportedly by consent, in circumstances where you knew or ought to have known that no such consent had been provided; 

(d)  threatening and instituting legal proceedings for an improper purpose; and 

(e)  using the court process as a means of harassing and intimidating the opposing party. 

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