College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of British Columbia v. Chik, 2019 BCSC 1135

Andi MacKay and Samantha Arrandale represented the Respondent and successfully defended an application that the Respondent be held in contempt of court.

The College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncture (the “College”) commenced petition proceedings to hold our client in contempt of court.  The College sought an order of committal or a significant fine.  The College had conducted extensive surveillance of our client and searched our client’s home.  The College alleged that there was overwhelming evidence that our client had continued to practice traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture after the Court had ordered that he no longer practice.   The Supreme Court of British Columbia dismissed the College’s Petition after finding that the College did not prove the contempt of court beyond a reasonable doubt.