lxxii ONTARIO REPORTS FEBRUARY 8, 2019
Volume 6, February 2019
Orders LAWYER MATTERS
4. No costs are awarded on this motion.
(Counsel for the Society, Joshua Elcombe and Leslie Maunder / Counsel
for the Lawyer, Angela Ruffo)
January 16, 2019
The Law Society alleged that Michael Louis Robinson, 2001, of London,
committed professional misconduct.
The panel determined that the following allegations were established:
practised law and held himself out as entitled to do so while his
licence was administratively suspended pursuant to two summary
of Professional Conduct.
communications from another legal practitioner, contrary to
Rule;7.2-5;of;the;Rules of Professional Conduct.
Law Society investigation by failing to provide a substantial response
to the Law Society’s investigator’s requests for information and
documents, contrary to section 49.3 of the Law Society Act and Rule
7.1-1;of;the;Rules of Professional Conduct.
The panel orders:
1. The respondent’s licence to practise law is suspended for six months
commencing immediately upon the termination of all current or
already pending suspensions of his licence under Part 11 of the Law
2. The respondent shall comply fully with the terms of the Law Society’s
Guidelines for Lawyers Who Are Suspended or Who Have Given an
Undertaking Not to Practise.
3. The respondent shall pay costs to the Law Society in the amount of
$6,500 on or before the deadline of January 16, 2020. Starting the
day following the deadline for the payment of costs, interest shall
accrue on any unpaid part of those costs at a rate of 3% per year.
(Counsel for the Society, Rhoda Cookhorn / the Lawyer was not present