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BARRISTERS AND SOLICITORS - Relationship with client - Conflict of interest - Transactions with client

Friday, June 09, 2017 @ 8:34 AM  

Appeal by a former lawyer against a decision of the Disciplinary Committee of the Law society of New Brunswick finding he violated the Uniform Trust Account Rules and the Law Society Code of Professional Conduct by borrowing money from a client. In 2010, the Law Society received a complaint against the appellant. The complaint alleged that in 2005 the appellant had borrowed $150,000 from a client in return for a mortgage on the appellant’s home and a further $40,000 in August 2006 in exchange for a...