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Supreme Court Application on Lawyer Conflict of Interest and Adjudicator Bias

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Supreme Court Application on Lawyer Conflict of Interest and Adjudicator Bias

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TORONTO, Aug. 7, 2018 /CNW/ - An Application to the Supreme Court of Canada File No. M48762 ONCA is being prepared to request judicial clarification of the following legal issues of national importance:

Supreme Court of Canada (CNW Group/North American Capital)

i) What is the scope of a lawyer's duty to disclose a concurrent retainer with a regulatory agency, when their client is facing disciplinary action from the same regulatory agency, and requires a zealous defence, unimpaired by any conflicting retainer?

ii) Must regulatory agencies abide by the procedural rules of fairness posted in their public guidelines?  

These issues impact anyone subject to the disciplinary action and oversight of a government mandated regulatory agency.  The following groups may have an interest in the judicial interpretation of these issues:

Professionals under disciplinary action (Accountants, Doctors, Financial Advisors, Mortgage Brokers, Mortgage Agents, Mortgage Syndications, Real Estate Appraisers, etc.)
Members of the legal profession (Bar Associations, Federation of Law Societies)
Small Business Groups subject to licensing and regulatory action (Chambers of Commerce, Canadian Federation of Independent Business etc.)
Parent groups impacted by child protection agencies
Civil Liberties Groups, Administrative Law Associations, Regulatory Law Associations

If you represent a group whose members may have an interest in the judicial clarification of these issues, and wish to provide a supporting affidavit to be included in an Appellants' Leave Application to the Supreme Court of Canada, in order to notify the court of the importance of this issue to your members, please contact the following for more details:

SOURCE North American Capital

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