Citation issued: July 6, 2015

Grant David axworthy 

Citations are authorized by the Law Society of BC's Discipline Committee and list allegations against a lawyer that 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. You failed to provide a full and substantive response promptly or at all to communications from the Law Society concerning its investigation of Law Society complaint file number CO20140335, arising from your representation of JH, contrary to Rule 3-5(6) and (10) of the Law Society Rules and Rule 7.1-1 of the Code of Professional Conduct for British Columbia. In particular, you failed to respond substantively to one or more of an email dated February 25, 2015, and letters dated April 1, 2015 and April 16, 2015 by one or both of the following:

(a) not providing the documents requested in the email of February 25, 2015; and

(b) not answering all the requests for information and documentation set out in one or both of the letters.

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

2. You failed to provide a full and substantive response promptly or at all to communications from the Law Society concerning its investigation of Law Society complaint file number CO20150094, arising from your representation of LF, contrary to Rule 3-5(6) and (10) of the Law Society Rules and Rule 7.1-1 of the Code of Professional Conduct for British Columbia. In particular, you failed to respond substantively to one or more of letters dated March 2, 2015, April 1, 2015 and April 16, 2015 by not answering all the requests for information set out in one or more of the letters.

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