Law Society of Upper Canada

Law Society of Upper Canada

October 31, 2008 15:40 ET

Law Society Tribunal Orders and Dispositions

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 31, 2008) - The Law Society of Upper Canada regulates the lawyers and paralegals of Ontario in the public interest. The Law Society ensures that all lawyers and licensed paralegals in Ontario meet standards of learning, professional competence and professional conduct that are appropriate for the legal services provided.

As part of this mandate, the Law Society's Hearing and Appeal Panels recently heard the following matters. Hearing and Appeal Panels are responsible for determining the appropriate disposition of cases.

Wayne Norris Brooks (1994), of the City of St. Catharines

Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for two months starting February 1, 2009, and continuing indefinitely until specified conditions have been met.

Henry Josef Gertner (1973), of the City of Toronto

The Lawyer is suspended on an interim interlocutory basis. If either party files a motion by November 17, 2008, then the suspension will continue until the Hearing Panel determines the motion. If no motion is filed, then starting on November 18, 2008, the Lawyer is suspended on a final interlocutory basis pending a final order by a Hearing Panel on specified matters currently under Law Society investigation. The Lawyer shall comply with specified terms.

Robert Allan Horwood (1974), of the City of Mississauga, requested an adjournment of the hearing of the Notice of Application dated April 14, 2008.

Decision: The adjournment of the hearing of the Notice of Application is granted on certain conditions, including that the Lawyer is to cease practice immediately.

Craig Francis McLean (1982), of the City of London

Decision: The Lawyer is reprimanded.

Peter Guy Martin (1990), of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Lawyer is reprimanded. On his return to practice, the Lawyer shall comply with specified conditions.

David Christopher James Northcott (1998), of the Town of Midland

Decision: The Lawyer shall be suspended for six months, the timing of which is to be agreed upon between the Law Society and the Lawyer, failing which, the suspension will start on November 15, 2008.

Warren Arnold Singer (1991), of the City of Brampton

Decision: The Lawyer's application for relief from his suspension, ordered October 2, 2008, is dismissed.

Barry John Walker (1986), of the City of Brantford

Decision: The Lawyer is reprimanded.

More information about these matters can be found on the Law Society's website at http://www.lsuc.on.ca/regulation/a/discipline/. Reasons for decisions when provided by the panel are available on the Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII) website at http://www.canlii.org/.

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