Unauthorized Practitioner

Trehan, Surinder Singh

Other names: A S Canada & USA Immigration Services Ltd.; Canada and USA Immigration Services Ltd.

On March 3, 2017, Mr. Justice Ball granted an injunction prohibiting Surinder Singh Trehan, of Vancouver, doing business as A S Canada & USA Immigration Services Ltd. and Canada and USA Immigration Services Ltd., from engaging in the practice of law and from representing himself as a lawyer or in any other title that connotes that of entitlement or qualification to engage in the practice of law. The court found that Trehan offered and performed immigration services for a fee, while being neither a lawyer nor a registered immigration consultant. As such, the court found that Trehan and his associated businesses had engaged in the unauthorized practice of law. The court also found that Trehan had advertised himself on the internet as a barrister and solicitor and capable and qualified to provide legal services, including immigration services. The court awarded the Law Society its costs.

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