TORONTO, Ont. – The man behind the conflict-of-interest court case, which could see Mayor Rob Ford removed from office, says he won’t challenge Ford’s request for a stay of the judge’s decision.

Ford will make his official request on Wednesday.

A stay would allow him to remain in office as mayor until the appeal can be settled.

Clayton Ruby, Paul Magder’s lawyer, said his client isn’t opposing a stay, but will oppose an appeal, which is expected to be heard in January.

If the judge does not postpone the ruling, it means Ford will have to vacate the mayor’s office in one week on Dec. 10.