Unauthorized practice

Pursuant to its statutory duty to protect the public from unqualified, unregulated legal service providers, the Law Society has obtained undertakings or court orders prohibiting the following individuals and businesses from engaging in the unauthorized practice of law.

Editor's note: Information on unauthorized practice undertakings is only published online for two years. As a result, some of this article is no longer available.

Penny Perpeluk, doing business as Effective Collections, of Nanaimo, BC was offering to prepare small claims court documents and to act in small claims court matters for a fee. Ms. Perpeluk, who had previously signed an undertaking in June 1999, consented to a BC Supreme Court order prohibiting her from doing so.

Aaron Leung and AA Property Management Ltd. of Richmond, BC were preparing documents for and appearing as counsel in small claims court matters for a fee. Mr. Leung and AA Property Management Ltd. have consented to a BC Supreme Court order prohibiting them from doing so.