TORONTO, Feb. 11 /CNW/ - 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.
Wayne Curtis (2000), of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Licensee is suspended for four months, to commence at the
conclusion of his current administrative suspensions. The Licensee shall
comply with specified terms and conditions.
John William James Gullett (1975), of the Town of Huntsville
Decision: The Licensee is suspended for two months commencing the date of
this Order, and continuing indefinitely until the Licensee has complied
with specified terms.
James Alexander Kay (1992), of the City of Mississauga
Decision: The Appeal from decisions and orders of the Hearing Panel dated
April 13, July 24 and August 25, 2006 is dismissed.
Myles Frederick McLellan (1973), of the Town of Innisfil
Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for six months, commencing at the later
of either the conclusion of his current suspensions, or when he is
relieved of his undertaking not to practice. The suspension will continue
indefinitely until specified conditions have been met. Upon return to
practice, and continuing for two years, the Lawyer will comply with
Richard Angelo Piner (1959), of the City of London
Decision: The Lawyer is granted permission to surrender his licence
within 30 days of the date of the Order, failing which, his licence will
Marvin Barry Shifman (1980), of the City of Toronto
Decision: The Lawyer will be reprimanded. He shall meet specified
conditions, failing which, the Lawyer will be suspended indefinitely
until the conditions are met.
Robert Charles Stockey (1974), of the City of Brampton
Decision: The Lawyer is suspended for one month, commencing at the
conclusion of his current administrative suspension, and continuing
indefinitely until he has complied with specified terms.
Leon Stanley Wickham (1987), of the Town of Aurora
Decision: The Applicant is readmitted subject to specified terms and
Michael Winton (1973), of the City of Toronto.
Decision: There shall be no costs payable by Mr. Winton.
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/.
For further information:
For further information: Susan Tonkin, (416) 947-7605, or