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BARRISTERS AND SOLICITORS - Disqualification or removal

Thursday, March 16, 2017 @ 8:40 AM  

Appeal by Sikes and two companies from a Federal Court decision affirming a Prothonotary's refusal to have Smart & Biggar removed as solicitors of record for the respondents, Encana, Cenovus and FCCL. In 2008, Sikes communicated with eight different law firms, including Smart & Biggar, seeking legal representation to enforce the appellants' rights associated with a pending patent. Smart & Biggar declined to represent the appellants, citing a conflict of interest. In 2014, Smith & Biggar was appointed as the respondents' solicitor. In 2015, the appellants...