Can a court order costs against a solicitor personally where the solicitor breached his or her professional obligations to opposing counsel or to the opposing counsel?

Ontario, Canada


The following excerpt is from Ward v. Ward, 2010 ONSC 515 (CanLII):

Pardu J. in Penney v. Penney, 2006 CarswellOnt 7605 (S.C.J.) stated as follows at para. 24: “A court may order costs against a solicitor personally where the solicitor has breached his or her professional obligations to opposing counsel or to the court.…”

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