Emmanuel Omon-Bhio Akioyamen (2010) of the City of Toronto, was found to have engaged in professional misconduct for:
- failing to respond to and co-operate with an investigation into a complaint by failing to produce information and documents requested by the Law Society; and
- failing to notify the Law Society in writing immediately after changing his contact information.
By Decision and Order dated April 3, 2014, the hearing division ordered as follows:
- The Lawyer shall be suspended for three months, commencing on the date on which his indefinite suspension under paragraph 1 of the hearing panel's Decision and Order in File No. LCN12/12 terminates.
- Commencing at the conclusion of the three-month suspension under paragraph 1, the Lawyer shall be suspended indefinitely, if by that date, the Lawyer has not, to the satisfaction of the Director of Professional Regulation,
a) responded to an co-operated with the Law Society's investigation into the complaint of P.A. by producing information and documents, including books and records, as requested in letters from the Law Society dated June 6, July 8, July 24 and August 12, 2013; and
b) notified the Law Society in writing of his full contact information.
3. While suspended pursuant to this Order, the Lawyer shall comply fully with the terms of the Law Society's Guidelines for Lawyers who are Suspended or who have given an Undertaking not to practise.
4. If on December 31, 2014, the Lawyer remains suspended pursuant to paragraphs 1 or 2, above, his licence to practise law shall be revoked and his name shall be struck from the Rolls, effective on that date.
5. If his licence is revoked on December 31, 2014, the Lawyer shall comply fully with the terms of the Law Society's Guidelines for former Lawyers whose Licences have been revoked or who have been permitted to surrender their Licences from the date of revocation.
6. The Lawyer shall pay costs of $11,984.85 to the Law Society within one year of the date of this Decision and Order, failing which interest will accrue at the rate of 3% per annum thereafter.
(Counsel for the Society, Anne Katherine Dionne / the Lawyer was not present and not represented)