I was surprised, as I suppose anyone would be, to learn that I would be charged with any offence...I have been in the automotive industry for the past twelve years and I consider myself to be someone who operates in integrity...I made a number of calls to locate someone who could assist me and Michael Bates was strongly recommended to me from a different law office in Calgary as he has experience with the Fair Trade Act.
We began in April, 2006 and I was told it could take time but Mr. Bates assured me that it was not unusual to go through a period of motions and a positive conclusion was very possible...Mr. Bates remained confident and in July of 2006, the charges were dropped.
I think Mr. Bates has a good reputation with his opponents...His influence convinced the Crown Prosecutor to drop the issue and I think he even convinced the party fuelling the problem to reconsider as well...
In the end, the fee[s] for services rendered were worth every dollar spent. Mr. Bates was more than fair and is worth taking the time out of a busy day to generate this letter.