Complaints, Lawyer Discipline and Public Hearings

Summary of Decision of the Hearing Panel

Steven Neil Mansfield

Vancouver, BC

Called to the bar: May 14, 1993

Written materials: May 9, 2019

Panel: Jeff Campbell, QC, chair; Carol Gibson; Sandra Weafer

Decision issued: July 22, 2019 (2019 LSBC 27)

Counsel: Kathleen Bradley for the Law Society; Steven Neil Mansfield on his own behalf

ADMISSION AND DETERMINATION

At the time of this hearing Steven Neil Mansfield had already been ordered disbarred by another hearing panel (2018 LSBC 30). The matter before this panel relates to allegations not addressed in that prior decision. The Law Society and Mansfield agreed to proceed on written record without the need for an oral hearing.

Mansfield admitted to misappropriating trust funds belonging to several clients between 2013 and 2017 in order to pay gambling debts, and consented to an order of disbarment. The hearing panel accepted Mansfield’ s admission and consent.

DISCIPLINARY ACTION

The panel ordered that Mansfield be disbarred.

2019 LSBC 27 Decision of the Hearing Panel