Michael Binetti quoted in Law Times article: Decision should force law society to change disclosure, say critics
Michael Binetti, partner at Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP, is quoted in The Law Times: Decision should force law society to change disclosure, say critics, July 18, 2016, by Alex Robinson.
“Michael Binetti, a lawyer with Affleck Greene McMurtry LLP, says the decision reinforces that the law society’s tribunals have a duty to provide procedural fairness to defendants through disclosure.
“I think the message it sends to the law society is that they should err on the side of disclosing documents and information that could potentially be relevant rather than determining themselves what’s relevant based on how they frame the case,” says Binetti. Binetti has defended lawyers in law society tribunals, but was not involved in the case.
“That will be a bit of a shift because it requires them to put themselves in the place of the licensee rather than the place of the prosecutor.”