Tony Wilson Re-Elected for Third Term as Law Society of BC Bencher

Boughton Law’s Tony Wilson has been re-elected as a Bencher of the Law Society of British Columbia for a third 2-year term. Tony Wilson was one of 15 candidates vying for 10 seats in Vancouver County. The 31 Benchers representing all of BC are responsible for the governance of the Law Society and the regulation of the legal profession in the public interest. Benchers establish and enforce Law Society Rules, the Code of Professional Conduct for British Columbia lawyers, and oversee the implementation and administration of numerous Law Society programs.

Tony Wilson was first elected as a Bencher in 2011 and has served on the Unauthorized Practice Committee,  the Practice Standards Committee and the Ethics Committee. He is Chair of the and Lawyer Education Advisory Committee examining British Columbia’s articling program and its bar admission program, called PL TC.

Tony Wilson predominately practices in the area of national and international franchise law. He was a member of a special  advisory committee to the Ministry of Justice to provide advice with respect to B.C.’s new Franchises Act and will continue on that committee to help develop disclosure regulations for Franchisors .

He is an Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University where he teaches contract law to notary students. He is also sessional lecturer at and Thompson Rivers University Law School in Kamloops, where he teaches ethical lawyering. He is a regular law and business columnist with The Globe and Mail, and also writes regular columns for BarTalk and Canadian Lawyer magazines

View Tony Wilson’s profile for more details about him and his franchise practice at Boughton Law.