- Paul Kazakoff
- Paul Kazakoff
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- It is alleged Paul Kazakoff acted on behalf of his client while in a conflict of interest without first obtaining her informed consent or undertaking an independent assessment of whether his representation was in her best interests and that such conduct is deserving of sanction.
- It is alleged Paul Kazakoff failed to comply with his fiduciary duties to ensure his client was making careful and fully informed decisions in relation to her dealings with him, particulars of which include:
a. Failing to ensure that she was provided with a written and signed copy of the Contingency Fee Agreement as required by Rule 10.7 of the Alberta Rules of Court
b. Failing to refer her for Independent Legal Advice regarding the real estate matter
c. Failing to provide his client with the basis of the fee arrangement that would be charged; and that such conduct is deserving of sanction
- It is alleged Paul Kazakoff failed to obtain instructions from his client before writing to opposing counsel on August 12, 2017, wrongfully advising that his client no longer wished to remain on the property following the sale, and that such conduct is serving of sanction.
- It is alleged Paul Kazakoff failed to comply with Rule 119.21(3) of the Rules of the Law Society of Alberta by withdrawing money from his trust account without authorization from his client and that such conduct is deserving of sanction.
- It is alleged Paul Kazakoff failed to comply with Rule 3.6-1 of the Code of Conduct by failing to set a fair and reasonable fee arrangement for his client and that such conduct is deserving of sanction.