Unauthorized Practitioner

Pyper, Gerhardus Albertus

Other names: Pyper, Gerhard

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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