Unauthorized practice

Injunctions by consent

On application of the Law Society, the BC Supreme Court has ordered that Raghbir Kaur Gill (also known as Ronnie Gill) of Abbotsford, doing business as LRS Solutions Inc., be permanently enjoined from appearing as counsel or advocate, drawing corporate documents, drawing wills, trust deeds, powers of attorney or estate documents, drawing documents for use in a judicial or extra-judicial proceeding or a proceeding under a statute, giving legal advice or agreeing to make a referral to a lawyer, or offering or holding herself out as qualified or entitled to provide any of these services for a fee: March 17, 2005 (entered June 7, 2005). Ms. Gill was also ordered to pay costs of the hearing.

The Court further ordered that Elizabeth Foster of Salmon Arm, doing business as Liz Foster Business Services, be permanently enjoined from preparing documents for use in a judicial or extra-judicial proceeding or a proceeding under a statute, preparing wills, trust deeds, powers of attorney or estate documents, preparing documents relating to real or personal estate, giving legal advice or offering or holding herself out as qualified or entitled to provide any of these services for a fee: May 11, 2005 (entered May 13, 2005).

Undertaking
Editor's note: Information on unauthorized practice undertakings is only published online for two years. As a result, some of this article is no longer available.
Appeal of contempt order dismissed

On June 20, 2005 the BC Court of Appeal dismissed the appeal of Leonard Hanson (a former BC lawyer who was disbarred in 1983) of a BC Supreme Court order of June 11, 2004 finding him in contempt of court. Mr. Hanson was found in contempt for having breached a court injunction that prohibited him from engaging in the practice of law for a fee