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REGULATION OF LEGAL PROFESSION - Disciplinary procedure - Appeals - Punishments - Disbarment

Friday, August 11, 2017 @ 8:36 AM  

Appeal by the Law Society of Upper Canada (Law Society) from a decision of the Divisional Court, dismissing its appeal from a decision of the Appeal Division of the Law Society Tribunal. The Appeal Division confirmed the finding of the Law Society’s Hearing Division that the respondent real estate lawyer knowingly participated in multiple instances of mortgage fraud, but reversed the Hearing Division’s decision to revoke his licence to practise law. The Appeal Division substituted a two-year suspension for the licence revocation, largely in response to...