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Legal Profession - Regulation of profession - Law societies and governing bodies - Compensation funds

Thursday, October 27, 2016 @ 8:00 PM  

Appeal by the defendant from a decision dismissing his motion for an order striking out the statement of claim. The appellant, a lawyer, was the executor and lawyer of the plaintiff estate. The beneficiaries of the estate commenced the present action after the appellant sold the major asset of the estate, a home, below market value without disclosing that the purchaser was his wife. The Law Society subsequently reimbursed the plaintiff beneficiaries $47,000 from its reimbursement fund for the appellant’s conversion of estate property, obtained a...