Law Society of Upper Canada

Law Society of Upper Canada

July 29, 2011 15:59 ET

Law Society Regulatory Proceedings for July 2011

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 29, 2011) - 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.

Akbar Ali (1995) of the City of Mississauga

Decision: The Lawyer's licence was revoked.

Claude Hyman Armstrong (2011) of the City of Mississauga

Decision: The application for costs was dismissed.

Sheldon Benjamin (2004) of the City of Mississauga

Decision: The Lawyer was suspended for one month with conditions, commencing July 26, 2011.

Peter Brian Budd (1988) of the City of Toronto

Decision: The former Lawyer was ordered to pay the costs of his appeal in the amount of $6,000.

Andrew Michael Czernik (1980) of City of Toronto

Decision: The Lawyer was suspended for one month, commencing July 1, 2011 and continuing indefinitely until a specified condition is met.

Daniel Frank Daly of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Licensee was suspended for six weeks, commencing July 25, 2011, and continuing indefinitely thereafter until a condition is met to the satisfaction of the Director of Professional Regulation.

Stanko Jose Grmovsek (1995) of the City of Vaughan

Decision: The Lawyer's licence was revoked.

Ernest J. Guiste (1993) of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Lawyer was reprimanded.

Richard Kesten of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Appellant was ordered to pay costs of $7,000.

Peter Guy Martin (1990) of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Lawyer was suspended for two months, commencing at the conclusion of the discipline suspension ordered by the Hearing Panel on March 7, 2011.

Tom Raymond Martin (1992) of the City of Hamilton

Decision: The Lawyer's licence was revoked.

Jack George McGee (1978) of City of Toronto

Decision: The Lawyer was suspended on an interlocutory basis commencing on June 29, 2011.

Pradeep Bridglal Pachai of the City of Toronto

Decision: The Lawyer's appeal was dismissed.

Joseph Paradiso (1973) of the City of Vaughan

Decision: The Lawyer was suspended for four months with conditions, commencing July 25, 2011.

Christopher Martin Scott of the Town of Orangeville

Decision: The Lawyer was reprimanded and ordered to pay $3,000 to the Law Society within six months of the Order dated July 8, 2011.

Scott Mcconnell Sullivan (1996) of the City of Windsor

Decision: The Lawyer's licence to practise was revoked and the Law Society was awarded costs of $102,139.

Nicolas Xynnis (1989) of City of Toronto

Decision: The Lawyer was reprimanded.

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

Notices are issued at the beginning of a regulatory proceeding, and include notices of application, notices of referral for a hearing, notices of motion and notices of appeal. Notices were issued this month as follows:

Hector H. Emond [Lawyer]

City of Ottawa, Notice of Application, Reinstatement, Filed on July 19, 2011

Stuart Martin Ghan [Lawyer]

City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on July 12, 2011

Lee Bradley Gilmore [Paralegal]

City of London, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on July 4, 2011

William Charles Hoskinson [Lawyer]

City of Waterloo, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on July 6, 2011

Wayne Sydney Novak [Lawyer]

City of Thornhill, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on July 20, 2011

David Michael O'Brien [Lawyer]

Town of Richmond Hill, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on July 18, 2011

Jonathan Bruce Payne [Applicant]

Notice of Referral for Hearing, Licensing, Filed on August 10, 2009

Robert Joseph Potomski [Paralegal]

City of Windsor, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on July 4, 2011

Paul William Slocombe [Lawyer]

City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on July 21, 2011

Kevin Clavel Simpson [Paralegal]

City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on June 27, 2011

Andrew Peter Suboch [Lawyer]

City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on June 3, 2011

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