Complaints, Lawyer Discipline and Public Hearings

 

Citation issued: November 5, 2019

Trevor Scott Dungate and Troy John Dungate

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.  On or around February 2, 2016, one or both of Troy Dungate and Trevor Dungate breached an undertaking given to another lawyer, RG, as set out in a letter dated November 27, 2015, by failing to inform RG that an investigation had concluded, contrary to one or more of rules 2.1-4(b), 5.1-6 and 7.2-11 of the Code of Professional Conduct for British Columbia.

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

2.  In or around May 2016, June 2016, and December 2018, one or both of Troy Dungate and Trevor Dungate made representations to another lawyer, RG, in relation to their undertaking set out in Allegation 1, that they knew or ought to have known were false or misleading, contrary to one or both of rules 2.1-4(a) and 2.2-1 of the Code of Professional Conduct for British Columbia, in one or more email communications sent: May 27, 2016, June 1, 2016, June 28, 2016, and December 12, 2018.

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