Public interest role should limit costs awards against law society


Although some lawyers are calling for a lower bar when it comes to awarding costs against the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) in disciplinary matters, the regulator’s public interest mandate should mean that it is ordered to pay costs only in extreme instances, Toronto litigator Sean Lawler tells Law Times.

As the article notes, one lawyer who acts for licensees facing disciplinary proceedings argues the bar for awarding costs against LSUC should come down, “in order to force the regulator to think harder about which cases it prosecutes.”

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