Citation issued: august 19, 2013
donald roy mcleod
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Nature of conduct to be inquired into:
1. On or about November 21, 2012, you disclosed confidential client information concerning your clients CD and GW, contrary to Chapter 5, Rule 1 of the Professional Conduct Handbook then in force, by doing one or more of the following:
(a) preparing and filing a Notice of Application containing confidential client information, to be removed as your clients’ solicitor of record in British Columbia Supreme Court, Victoria Registry Action No. [number] (the “Action”);
(b) serving the Notice of Application on the defendant to the Action;
(c) preparing and filing an Affidavit containing confidential client information in support of the application to be removed as your clients’ solicitor of record in the Action;
(d) serving the Affidavit on the defendant to the Action.
This conduct constitutes professional misconduct, pursuant to s. 38(4) of the Legal Profession Act.