Complaints, Lawyer Discipline and Public Hearings

 

Citation issued:  July 23, 2020

Rowan MacKenzie Davison

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 October 2018 and September 2019, you sexually harassed AB, who was employed by your firm, when you did one or more of the following: (i) made comments or gestures of a sexual nature; (ii) engaged in unwelcome sexual advances; and, (iii) touched her without her consent, contrary to rule 6.3-3 of the Code of Professional Conduct for British Columbia.

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

2.  Between approximately October 2018 and September 2019, you sexually harassed CD, who was employed by your firm, when you did one or more of the following: (i) made comments and gestures of a sexual nature; (ii) engaged in unwelcome sexual advances; and, (iii) touched her without her consent, contrary to rule 6.3-3 of the Code of Professional Conduct for British Columbia.

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

3.  Between approximately October 2018 and September 2019, you engaged in the harassment of persons employed by your firm by engaging in inappropriate conduct, or by making inappropriate statements, which you knew or ought to have known were one or more of the following: (i) unwelcome; (ii) intimidating; (iii) humiliating; and, (iv) which created a hostile work environment that would adversely affect other individuals employed by your firm, contrary to one or both of rules 6.3-3 and 6.3-4 of the Code of Professional Conduct for British Columbia.

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

4.  Between approximately October 2018 and September 2019, in the course of communicating with persons employed by your firm, you made discourteous or offensive remarks to them, contrary to one or more of rules 2.2-1, 6.3-4 and 6.3-5 of the Code of Professional Conduct for British Columbia.

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