Unauthorized practice actions

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.

On application of the Law Society, the BC Supreme Court has ordered that Mark Edward Grimwood, a former lawyer of Vancouver, be permanently enjoined from appearing as counsel or advocate; from drawing documents for use in a judicial or extra-judicial proceeding or a proceeding under a statute, documents relating to real or personal estate for a fee or wills, trust deeds, powers of attorney or estate documents; from negotiating in any way for the settlement of a claim or demand for damages; from giving legal advice or from offering or holding himself out as qualified or entitled to provide any of these services for a fee: February 24, 2005.

The Court further ordered that the Law Society be awarded costs.