The complainant, a lawyer, represented a couple during a trial where the judge allegedly dismissed the plaintiff’s claim in its entirety in her judgment.

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The complainant, a lawyer, represented a couple during a trial where the judge allegedly dismissed the plaintiff’s claim in its entirety in her judgment. The lawyer appealed the judgement but it was dismissed by a panel of the Court of Appeal. The essence of the complaint is that “the Justices did not do their job: issues were presented, substantially important legal issues, issues central to the case, live issues, that the Justices were compelled by their offices to consider but did not do so” resulting in a judicial injustice.

The complainant was advised that it is not for the Council to determine whether the Court of Appeal comprehensively and thoroughly reviewed each and every one of the grounds of appeal, nor can the Council review whether the Court provided sufficient and adequate reasons for judgment, or whether the Court was in error when it decided not to consider fresh evidence. Such issues more appropriately belong to the appellate level, in this case the Supreme Court of Canada. The matter was closed.

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