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Hearing Panel, Barristers and Solicitors Act, Professional Misconduct, Unbecoming, Ethics, Handbook


he Hearing Panel of the Hearing Subcommittee, empanelled by the Chair of the Hearing Subcommittee in accordance with Regulation 40 of the Nova Scotia Barristers Society Regulations (hereafter, "the Regulations") made under the authority in s. 59 of the Barristers and Solicitors Act, R.S.N.S 1989, as am.(hereafter, "the Act") to hear and decide this matter, consisted of:

G. Wayne Beaton, QC

David K. Macdonald

Dr, Charles T. Schafer

Philip J. Star, QC

Innis Christie, QC, Chair

The Panel met to hear evidence and submissions by counsel on July 9, 10, 11 and12, and on August 14, 15, 16. The Society was represented by Alan Stern, QC . Mr. Leahey was represented by Raymond Riddel, QC in the July days of hearing and thereafter by himself. The final written submission by Mr. Leahey was received on September 26, 2002.