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Legal Profession - Barristers and solicitors - Liability - Liability for costs

Thursday, July 07, 2016 @ 8:00 PM  

Appeal by Slansky, counsel for the plaintiff, from a decision requiring him to pay costs personally. The plaintiff, Best, became Slansky’s client in 2013. Prior thereto, the plaintiff was found in contempt in 2010 for failure to pay a costs award following the 2007 stay of his action on jurisdictional grounds. The plaintiff left Canada rather than purge his contempt. Upon his return, his application to purge his contempt on the basis of perjury, conspiracy and fraud was refused and he was jailed for 60 days....