Law Society of Upper Canada

Law Society of Upper Canada

June 06, 2012 10:21 ET

Law Society Regulatory Proceedings for May 2012

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 6, 2012) -

Attention News Editors:

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.

Maureen Olivia Boldt of the City of North Bay
Decision: The appeal from the Decision and Order dated March 1, 2011 was dismissed.
Milton Markham Chambers (1990) of the City of Brampton
Decision: The Lawyer's licence to practise law was revoked, effective immediately.
Karen Rosalee Caroline Cunningham (1996), of the City of Mississauga
The Lawyer's appeal from the Decision and Order dated March 14, 2011 was allowed. The findings on particulars 1(a) and 2 and on penalty were set aside. A new hearing was ordered in relation to particulars 1(a) and 2.
James Alexander Kay (1992) of the City of Mississauga
Decision: Further to the Decision and Order of the hearing panel dated March 21, 2012 and Orders of the hearing panel dated May 2, 2012 and February 27, 2012, the Lawyer shall pay costs to the Law Society in the amount of $10,000.
Paul John Kelly (1975) of the City of Ottawa
Decision: The Lawyer was suspended for four months, commencing 30 days from the Decision and Order dated May 2, 2012.
Bruce Robert Millar (2003) of the City of Ottawa
Decision: The Lawyer was suspended for one month, commencing immediately, and continuing indefinitely until specified conditions are met.
Robert Geoffrey Peter Newbury (1977) of the City of Mississauga
Decision: The Lawyer was suspended for one month, commencing on May 15, 2012 and continuing until specified conditions are met.
Tariq Tayab Shah (1998) of the Town of Oakville
Decision: The Lawyer was restricted from engaging in the practice and provision of services relating to real estate law upon his return to practice following a three-year suspension which commenced September 28, 2011.
Roger Joseph Smith (1967) of the City of Toronto
Decision: Commencing immediately, the Lawyer's licence was suspended on an interlocutory basis.
George Arthur van der Schel (2008) of the City of London
Decision: The Paralegal was suspended for one month, commencing on May 2, 2012 and continuing indefinitely until specified conditions are met.

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:

Ali Amiri [Paralegal]
Town of Oakville, Notice of Motion, Motion for Interlocutory Suspension or Practice Restriction, Filed on May 11, 2012
David Charles Besant [Lawyer]
City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on May 1, 2012
Ryszart George Litkowski [Lawyer]
City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on May 8, 2012
David Auston Mercury [Lawyer]
Town of Whitby, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on May 9, 2012
Raymond Mohamed Ghanie Motee [Lawyer]
City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on May 10, 2012
David Michael O'Brien [Lawyer]
Town of Richmond Hill, Notice of Application, Capacity, Filed on May 8, 2012
Ibiyinka Folorunso Olubunmi Ogunniyi [Lawyer]
City of Brampton, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on April 30, 2012
Jarvis Yap Ortega [Lawyer]
City of Toronto, Notice of Application, Conduct, Filed on April 30, 2012
Michael Andrew Osborne [Lawyer]
City of Toronto, Notice of Appeal, Appeal, Filed May 11, 2012
Karamdeep Sunny Singh [Lawyer Applicant]
City of Mississauga, Notice of Referral for Hearing, Licensing, Filed on May 3, 2012

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