Citation issued: August 12, 2013

amarjit singh dhindsa 

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 the course of representing S Incorporated regarding the sale of real property on [road] in Cultus Lake, you failed to honour one or more of the trust conditions imposed by opposing counsel, Ralph May, in his letter dated February 10, 2012 by:

a. failing to provide Mr. May, within five business days, a copy of your letter to the lender, Bank of Montreal, enclosing the payout monies ; and

b. failing to use diligent and commercially reasonable efforts to obtain discharges of mortgage [number] and assignment of rents [number] in a timely manner.

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

2. In the course of representing S Incorporated regarding the sale of real property on [road] in Cultus Lake, you failed to deliver a report to the Executive Director within five business days detailing that you had delivered funds to the lender and had not obtained discharges from the lender in respect of mortgage [number] and assignment of rents [number] within 60 days of the closing date of the transaction, contrary to Rule 3-89 of the Law Society Rules.

This conduct constitutes professional misconduct or a breach of the Act or Rules, pursuant to s. 38(4) of the Legal Profession Act.

3. In the course of representing S Incorporated regarding the sale of real property on [road] in Cultus Lake, you abdicated your professional responsibility by some or all of the following:

a. failing to maintain responsibility for the conduct of the file;

b. improperly delegating tasks to your staff;

c. failing to adequately supervise your staff.

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