Law Society of British Columbia v. Guo

Partner Peter R. Senkpiel and associate Heather E. Doi successfully represented the Law Society of British Columbia at the British Columbia Court of Appeal in an important appeal dealing with the definition of “trust funds” under the Law Society’s Rules. The Court of Appeal affirmed a Law Society Tribunal decision that funds received by a lawyer pursuant to fixed or flat fee arrangement for services to be performed are trust funds that must be deposited into a trust account until the services have been performed, unless there is an express agreement with the client.

NST Lawyers Involved

Peter R. Senkpiel

Peter R. Senkpiel

Partner

psenkpiel@nst.ca
778.945.1476

Heather E. Doi

Heather E. Doi

Associate

hdoi@nst.ca
778.945.1484