Unauthorized Practitioner

Ben-Oliel, Susan Margaret

On August 15, 2018, Madam Justice Burke granted an order prohibiting former lawyer Susan Margaret Ben-Oliel of Vancouver from engaging in the practice of law, falsely representing herself as a lawyer, and commencing, prosecuting or defending proceedings in court on behalf of others. As long as she remains a registered patent agent, she is permitted to offer patent services to the extent permitted by the Patent Act. As a term of the order, Ben-Oliel must inform potential clients that she is not a lawyer and that her business, IP Law Complete, is not a law firm. The court awarded the Law Society costs fixed at $2,500.

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