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Law Society's seizure of files justified, court rules

2021-11-22 20:48 ET - Street Wire

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by Mike Caswell

The Court of Appeal for British Columbia has upheld a search conducted at the office of a Vancouver securities lawyer accused of having links to market manipulations in the United States. That lawyer, who remains unidentified, had protested the search as one that violated the "sacrosanct nature" of solicitor-client privilege. He also complained that it was overly broad.

The ruling comes as part of an investigation that the Law Society has been conducting for at least two years. So far, only the barest details of the matter are available. The court file is sealed and the lawyer is only referred to as "A Lawyer." (Stockwatch determined, however, that the lawyer and his firm represented scores of companies listed in the United States over 10 years or more. The lawyer is the principal of a firm with six employees.)

The court battle stems from a search of the lawyer's office that the Law Society undertook on Oct. 7, 2019. During a compliance audit that year, the Law Society found something of interest. It is not clear what that something was, but it was concerning enough that the regulator began looking at the lawyer's entire practice. The investigation culminated with the disputed search, in which the regulator seized all of the firm's hard drives, electronic files, accounting records and phones.

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meanwhile surrey lawyer schemes a plot for a client to swindle money from her husband then when he is sued the now judge lawyer gaslights and crown attorneys sit and watch the trial sh$$$ing themselces and some hippie pot smoking master makes a decision thinking he can walk around town freee....u p o s.....nukes

Posted by ieh at 2021-11-23 10:19

there is no law in BC, even the police break the law and citizens rights, and only when you present your rights the police move along, lawyers lying and scheming and crown attorneys creating evidence for convictions, no laws=no laws, vancouver floods be alotta cows floating

Posted by no laws at 2021-11-23 10:53

evans at burnaby sunday church if you have a problem with law society or head up to 609 granville street and lay the law down

Posted by go visit at 2021-11-23 10:59