Unauthorized Practitioner

Pyper, Gerhard

Other names: Pyper, Gerhardus Albertus

On July 7, 2017, Mr. Justice Grauer ordered that Gerhard Pyper, aka Gerhardus Albertus Pyper, of Surrey, BC, be permanently prohibited from engaging in the practice of law for a fee, representing himself as a lawyer, and commencing, prosecuting or defending a proceeding in any court on behalf of another party. Pyper, a former lawyer, had prosecuted proceedings in the Supreme Court on behalf of a company and sought leave on several occasions to represent the company before the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal in the expectation of a fee, gain or reward, direct or indirect, from the company. The court awarded the Law Society its costs.

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