Complaints, Lawyer Discipline and Public Hearings

 

Citation issued:  April 16, 2019

George Frederick Turner Gregory

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 January 2018 and February 2019, in the course of acting for your client ZZ, the petitioner in a foreclosure proceeding, you failed to do one or more of the following:

(a)  make reasonable inquiries to obtain information about your client or his associate YZ, or both;

(b)  make reasonable inquiries about the subject matter and objectives of your retainer; and

(c)  make a record of the results of inquiries made.

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

2.  Between approximately January 2018 and February 2019, you failed to make reasonable efforts to obtain, or record, client identification information in relation to your client ZZ, contrary to Rule 3-100(1)(a) and (b) of the Law Society Rules.

This conduct constitutes professional misconduct or a breach of the Act or rules, contrary to section 38(4) of the Legal Profession Act.