A Barrie tenant alleged that Diane Smith had harassed him by sending a letter representing herself as a legal “lawyer” and representative for Nancy Groves, when she was not legal to do so.
In the complaint to the Upper Law Society of Canada (ULSC) it had come to light that Diane Smith had been practicing law, but her Paralegal license was not in good standing with the ULSC for her to do so.
It was also determined that Smith Paralegal Services was engaging in professional misconduct when she harassed a tenant who was involved in several pending court cases with his landlords and had sent the letter that made references to her fees as "Attorney fees".
Upon filing a civil claim in Barrie against Smith paralegal Services, an investigation has revealed that Diane Smith had been advertising and practicing law in Ontario under the name Diane Merry Paralegal Services, with the same address and cell number that had used in her other law practice.
There are no records for Diane Merry of Merry Paralegal Services, 58 Masters Drive, Barrie listed in the Upper Law Society of Canada "Lawyer and Paralegal Directory".
ALWAYS CHECK THE LEGAL STATUS AND COMPLAINTS FOR ANY LAWYER OR PARALEGAL YOU HIRE, OR HAS CONTACTED YOU FOR ANY MATTER !
Further investigation has revealed that Diane Smith had sold or transferred her home at 58 Masters Drive, Barrie, Ontario, to M Phillips, on November 1 st, 2013, a couple of weeks before Diane Smith was scheduled to appear in front of the Upper Law Society Hearing Panel December 13th, 2013.
Diane Smith DID NOT APPEAR before the ULSC panel to answer for the allegations against her and now appears to be hiding her assets, knowing the outcome of the ULSC allegations and pending lawsuits filed against her.
Other addresses or associated businesses that Smith Paralegal Services has been connected with;
125 Anne Street South
Smith Paralegal Services
58 Masters Drive
L4M 6 W9
D Merry Paralegal Services
58 Masters Drive