Complaints, Lawyer Discipline and Public Hearings

Summary of Admission of Misconduct and Undertakings


Glen Cameron Tedham

Vancouver, BC

Called to the bar: August 21, 2015

Ceased membership: January 1, 2019

Admission and undertaking accepted: January 30, 2020

Counsel: Robert Cooper, QC and Heather Doi for the Law Society; Wally Oppal, QC for Glen Cameron Tedham

AGREED FACTS

Glen Cameron Tedham committed professional misconduct in relation to his work with 10 clients. He misappropriated trust funds (from clients and/or a firm) in nine matters, with amounts ranging from $2,000 to more than $50,000.

He knowingly made false or misleading representations, including billing a client for work he had not done, fabricating a client’ s email address and an email from a client, and taking his brother’ s financial information without his knowledge or consent.

He failed to account to his firm for his receipt and disbursement of retainer funds from clients. He breached trust accounting rules and deposited money into a personal account before billing the client. He submitted loan applications on behalf of his clients without their knowledge and falsely represented that he was the client.

On multiple occasions, he engaged in the practice of law while suspended, and asked for further retainers from his clients while suspended.

ADMISSION AND UNDERTAKING

Tedham admitted that he committed professional misconduct, as detailed above. In accepting Tedham’ s admissions and undertakings, the Discipline Committee considered evidence of his significant health conditions from a medical expert, as well as his professional conduct record which includes limitations in his articles and in practice.

Tedham was administratively suspended from the practice of law on February 9, 2018 for failure to produce requested documents and information during the course of the investigation. Since January 1, 2019, he has been a former member of the Law Society as his membership lapsed due to non-payment of fees.

Tedham agreed to undertake for 12 years, commencing on February 3, 2020:

  • not to engage in the practice of law in British Columbia until such time as he may again become a member in good standing of the Law Society of British Columbia;
  • not to apply for readmission to the Law Society or elsewhere within Canada prior to February 3, 2032;
  • not to apply for membership in any other law society prior to February 3, 2032, without first advising in writing the Law Society; and
  • not to work in any capacity for any lawyer or law firm in British Columbia, without obtaining the prior written consent of the Discipline Committee.

Should Tedham wish to apply for reinstatement to the Law Society when his undertaking expires in 2032, he will have to satisfy the Law Society’ s Credentials Committee that he is of sufficiently good character and repute to practise law in BC.

Rule 4-29 Admission of Misconduct and Undertaking