A complainant, a recently disbarred lawyer, requested that the Council do something to prevent judges from suspending a lawyer unreasonably because, as the complainant put it, “they defer to the wishes of our Law Society”.

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A complainant, a recently disbarred lawyer, requested that the Council do something to prevent judges from suspending a lawyer unreasonably because, as the complainant put it, “they defer to the wishes of our Law Society”.

The complainant was advised that the Council has no authority to review a judicial decision for the purpose of determining its correctness, nor can the Council change or rescind a judgment. Where a litigant disagrees with a finding or a decision, the appropriate recourse lies with the appeal level. As the complaint did not involve judicial conduct, the matter was closed.

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