Law Society Tribunal Orders and Dispositions

    TORONTO, Oct. 31 /CNW/ - 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

    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 Reasons for
decisions when provided by the panel are available on the Canadian Legal
Information Institute (CanLII) website at

For further information:

For further information: Susan Tonkin at (416) 947-7605 or, or Lisa Hall at (416) 947-7625 or

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