Complaints, Lawyer Discipline and Public Hearings

 

Citation issued: June 8, 2020

Suneil Kyle Sangha

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 about August 2016, you withdrew some or all of $149,500 held in trust on behalf of your client RT, by way of trust cheques made payable to or on behalf of RS, when you had not obtained written authorization from your client to do so, or you had not appropriately documented verbal instructions that you believed you had obtained from your client, or both, contrary to rule 3.2-1 of the Code of Professional Conduct for British Columbia.

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