Victoria lawyer Doug Christie has lost his appeal to the Law Society of British Columbia of the 2007 ruling that he had engaged in professional misconduct.
Christie will be forced to pay a $2,500 fine and $20,000 in costs to the Society. However, the original payment date of January 2010 has been extended to April 2011.
The original decision can be found here; Mr. Christie's misconduct apparently involved the preparation and delivery of documents. Interesting in that, while Mr. Christie believes in free speech, he doesn't work for free. And while I don't think he is involved in any of the cases I usually write about (other than the recent Kinsella thing), this may well throw a bit of a spanner in the ones he has been working. It isn't cheap to fly in and out of Victoria.
PS. Scooped you again, lads.
H/T to H.