Citation issued: february 18, 2013

douglas edward dent 

Citations are issued by the Law Society of BC's Discipline Committee and list allegations against a lawyer which will be considered at a discipline hearing. Please note that allegations in a citation are unproven until a discipline hearing panel has determined their validity.

Nature of conduct to be inquired into:

1. In or around June and July 2011, in the course of representing your client MW in a family law matter, you received funds in trust from your client to pay his spouse in accordance with a separation agreement dated May 6, 2011, some or all of which you improperly withdrew from trust in order to pay your fees and disbursements, contrary to Rule 3-57(7) of the Law Society Rules.

This conduct constitutes professional misconduct, pursuant to section 38(4) of the Legal Profession Act.