Can I be refused a license or have my licensed revoked due to issues related to Good Character?

Under s. 27(4) of the Law Society Act , an application for a license can only be refused after a hearing by the Law Society Tribunal, Trial Division. Therefore, at the end of the investigation, it will be determined whether your license application should proceed to a hearing or whether the issue(s) of good character should be considered and the application referred to the licensing process. profession.

The decision on how to handle your request is made on a case-by-case basis. However, the Investigations Department will consider the following:

The facts revealed by the investigation;
If the Law Society can prove the conduct in question;
Whether it is in the public interest to hold a hearing to consider the matter

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