No Inordinate Delay for “Unbecoming” Saskatchewan Lawyer

16. August 2022 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Law Societies – Judicial review – Appeal – Procedural requirements and fairness – Standard of review – Correctness – Barristers and solicitors – Disciplinary proceedings – Delay – Remedies – Mandamus Law Society of Saskatchewan v. Abrametz, [2022] S.C.J. No. 29, 2022 SCC 29, Supreme Court of Canada, July ...

Realtor’s Appeal of Suspension Backfires

16. August 2022 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Financial Services Tribunal –  Judicial review – Jurisdiction – Standard of review – Patent unreasonableness – Real estate agents – Disciplinary proceedings – Penalties Behroyan v. Ontario (Financial Services Tribunal), [2022] B.C.J. No. 1285, 2022 BCSC 1190, British Columbia Supreme Court, July 14, 2022, N.P. Kent J. Mr. Behroyan, ...

Petition for judicial review struck as improper attack on administrative proceedings

19. July 2022 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Real Estate Council – Judicial review – Procedural requirements and fairness – Jurisdiction – Standard of review – Patent unreasonableness – Real estate agents – Disciplinary proceedings – Hearings – Hearing de novo Deng v. Real Estate Council of British Columbia, [2022] B.C.J. No. 927, 2022 BCSC 879, British ...

You make the rules, or else you have to play fair: a society is entitled to create its own procedures, and in doing so may violate some principles of natural justice, as long as it does so expressly in its bylaws

21. June 2022 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Medical Associations – Investigations – Judicial review – Procedural requirements and fairness – Natural justice – Associations and clubs – Disciplinary proceedings – By-laws – Governance – Physicians and surgeons – Professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming – Penalties and suspensions Webb v. Canadian Medical Assn., [2022] B.C.J. No. 687, ...

I take it back! In certain circumstances, an administrative body can correct a breach in procedural fairness by reopening the relevant decision

22. February 2022 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Law Societies – Bias – Judicial review application – Premature – Procedural requirements and fairness – Evidence – Jurisdiction – Legislative compliance – Hearings – Notice – Hearing de novo – Barristers and solicitors – Professional misconduct – Disciplinary proceedings Hemminger v. Law Society of British Columbia, [2022] B.C.J. ...

Jurisdiction and process do matter; police sergeant wins case against the Police Complaint Commissioner

25. January 2022 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Police Commission – Judicial review – Jurisdiction – Procedural requirements and fairness – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Remedies – Certiorari – Police – Disciplinary proceedings – Professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming Sandhu v. British Columbia (Police Complaint Commissioner), [2021] B.C.J. No. 2688, 2021 BCSC 2424, British Columbia ...

Finding of professional misconduct reversed on basis that College failed to specific elements of allegation in citation

19. October 2021 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – College of Nurses – Judicial review – Procedural requirements and fairness – Evidence – Nurses – Disciplinary proceedings – Professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming – Competence Whieldon v. British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives, [2021] B.C.J. No. 1816, 2021 BCSC 1648, Supreme Court of British Columbia, August 20, ...

Careful what you agree to: where a party enters into an agreed statement of facts and admits unprofessional conduct, and a decision is made based largely on the agreed statement of facts and admission, overturning that decision would be to undermine the efficacy of agreed statements of fact

21. September 2021 0
Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – College of Dental Surgeons – Judicial review – Appeals – Evidence – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Dentists – Disciplinary proceedings – Professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming – Penalties Byun v. Alberta Dental Assn. and College, [2021] A.J. No. 1019, 2021 ABCA 272, Alberta Court of Appeal, July ...

Judicial review prior to conclusion of administrative proceeding not allowed on allegation of bias alone

Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Police Complaint Commission – Judicial review application – Premature – Bias – Delay – Procedural requirements and fairness – Police – Professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming – Disciplinary proceedings Grimsmo v. Jones, [2021] B.C.J. No. 637, 2021 BCSC 575, British Columbia Supreme Court, March 30, 2021, W.A. Baker J. ...

Off duty conduct must be carefully assessed before concluding it warrants disciplinary action

Administrative law – Decisions reviewed – Royal Canadian Mounted Police – Judicial review – Procedural requirements and fairness – Standard of review – Reasonableness – Police – Professional misconduct or conduct unbecoming – Disciplinary proceedings Laporte v. Canada (Attorney General), [2021] F.C.J. No. 120, 2021 FC 118, Federal Court, February 5, 2021, R.F. Southcott J. ...