Citation issued: december 18, 2015
terrence edward hudson
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Nature of conduct to be inquired into:
1. In or around December 2012, in the course of acting for your client, RG, in an action in the Supreme Court of British Columbia, you proceeded by default without inquiry or reasonable notice to the respondent, when you knew the respondent had consulted with a lawyer and was participating in the process and defending the action. By doing so, you did one or both of the following:
(a) engaged in sharp practice contrary to Chapter 1, Canon 4(3) of the Professional Conduct Handbook then in force, and to your duties as an officer of the court;
(b) acted contrary to Chapter 11, Rule 12 of the Professional Conduct Handbook then in force.
This conduct constitutes professional misconduct pursuant to section 38(4) of the Legal Profession Act.