Unauthorized practice actions
On petition by the Law Society, the BC Supreme Court has ordered that Luc Blanchette, of Kelowna, carrying on business as the Public Advocacy Society, be prohibited from drawing documents for use in a judicial or extra-judicial proceeding, negotiating or settling a claim or demand for damages, giving legal advice or offering or representing that he is qualified or entitled to provide any of these services for fee: May 17, 2002 (entered January 29, 2003).
The BC Supreme Court has ordered that Gary De Guerre and Dewicked Entertainment Inc., of North Vancouver, be prohibited from drawing corporate documents, giving legal advice or offering or representing that they are qualified or entitled to provide these services for fee: December 10, 2002.
The BC Supreme Court has also ordered, by consent, that Peter J. Merry of Vancouver, a former lawyer, be prohibited from holding out that he is a member of the Law Society of BC or a member of a law society of another province and from engaging in the practice of law: November 6, 2002.
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.