Law Society of Upper Canada

Law Society of Upper Canada

June 08, 2007 11:08 ET

Law Society Tribunal Decisions

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 8, 2007) - The Law Society regulates the legal profession in the public interest.

As part of this mandate, the Law Society's Hearing and Appeal Panels recently heard the following matters. Hearing and Appeal Panels are composed of Law Society benchers - lawyers and lay people who are responsible for determining the appropriate disposition of cases.

William Morley Joseph Myers (1951), of the City of Chatham

Decision: The Licensee is granted permission to surrender his licence with the Law Society, such resignation to be tendered within 90 days of the date of this Order, failing which the Licensee's licence shall be revoked.

Francis Peter Yungwirth (1987), of the City of Timmins

Decision: The Licensee's rights and privileges are suspended for sixty days, commencing on June 9, 2007

Roderick John Byrnes (1987), of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Order dated February 16, 1999 is varied so that the Member is no longer limited to practising as a partner of the specified firm or as an employee/employed associate.

Asfrah Syed (2000), of the City of Ottawa

Decision: Member suspended from the practice of law for 80 days, to commence on August 15, 2007

More information about these matters can be found on the Law Society's website at Reasons for decisions when provided by the panel are available on the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) website at

Contact Information