Notice to past Fitness One members:
I have also been contacted by the NCR and the above lawyer with regards to “unpaid membership fees” for a Fitness One (Toronto, ON) membership that was cancelled approximately 3 years ago.
To former clients of Fitness One who have been contacted by Vijai Sookhai, Barrister & Solicitor, please be advised that it is indicated on his letterhead that he is certified by the Law Society of Upper Canada as a specialist in the area of civil litigation.
I have contacted the Law Society of Upper Canada to confirm this and he in fact, is not a certified specialist by the Law Society in any area of law.
Vijai Sookhai is misrepresenting himself as a leader in the field of civil litigation.
You may confirm this yourself by referring to the website below or by contacting the Law Society at (416) 947-3315.
Secondly, Mr. Sookhai’s business contact information provided on the Law Society’s website does not match the address indicated in his correspondence.
Lastly, Mr. Sookhai’s communication with former clients of Fitness One is intimidating and threatening and contradicting to the Rules of Professional Responsibility set by The Society of Upper Canada.
“2.02 (4) A lawyer shall not advise, threaten, or bring a criminal or quasi-criminal prosecution in order to secure a civil advantage for the client.”
I encourage all those affected by this scam/quick cash grab, to not only submit your complaints of Fitness One, but to also put forward a complaint regarding the unethical nature of the lawyer who has been retained by Fitness One.