Patrick Shand Jr. was 31 years old in 1999 when he died as a result of being held face down on the ground by store employees and a security guard at Agincourt Mall in Toronto.  Julian Falconer and Julian Roy, of Falconers LLP, represented the Shand family at the inquest into Patrick’s death.  As a result of the inquest, Bill 159 was passed.  Bill 159 strengthens requirements for workers in the security industry by making training and licensing mandatory.   Mr. Falconer commented to the CBC that,  “Often, coroner’s inquests are criticized as creating recommendations that go nowhere.  Clearly, this is an example of a family that saw it from beginning to end, and it has gone somewhere.” (CBC, August 23, 2007).

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