Can a lawyer be found incompetent when he fails to make significant progress on an urgent committeehip file?

British Columbia, Canada


The following excerpt is from Boles (Re), 2007 LSBC 27 (CanLII):

In Law Society of BC v. Wynne, [1995] LSDD No. 269, the respondent was found to be incompetent when he failed to make significant progress on an urgent committeeship file and was not honest with the client about the file’s progress. Again, it was held that the behaviour did not amount to professional misconduct, but that it constituted incompetence.

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