628 THE ADVOCATE
VOL. 76 PART 4 JULY 2018
Lundell. G. Stephen Hamilton moves from Hammerberg Lawyers to start
up Hamilton & Company in New Westminster. Formerly a sole practitioner,
Bibhas Vaze joins the firm of Hira Rowan as associate counsel.
Ronald L. Bell, formerly of Cox Taylor Bryant and then the Legal Services
Branch, recently retired from the practice of law and the public service.
In other Victoria news, Victoria Pitt and Robert Salmond joined Sitka Law
Group, moving from Salmond Ashurst. Derek Ashurst, once also of
Salmond Ashurst, retired on December 31, 2017. Pamela R. Costanzo
moves from Hamilton Howell Bain & Gould to Forte Law Corporation in
Surrey. Mark A. Muirhead goes from CNS Law in Richmond to Davison
Law Group in Vancouver as associate counsel. Francis T. Gropper joined
Branch MacMaster, having previously been with Aaron Gordon Daykin
Nordlinger. Cathie Brayley recently moved from Clark Wilson to join the
Vancouver office of Miller Thomson.
The Honourable Thomas J. Crabtree, the former Chief Judge of the
Provincial Court of British Columbia, was appointed a justice of the
Supreme Court of British Columbia in Chilliwack. He replaces the late Mr.
Justice B.M. Joyce, who had elected to become a supernumerary justice
effective April 4, 2016. Pending his permanent replacement as Chief Judge,
Associate Judge Melissa A. Gillespie is the Acting Chief Judge.
We all curse the ubiquitous spellcheck functions that dog (or god) our computers
and devices. However, spellcheck (or God) does not forgive the “significant
misspelling” of James R. Posynick’s name in the Bench & Bar
section of the March Advocate, p. 310. In announcing his appointment to the
Civil Resolution Tribunal, we recorded him as “Penelope R. Posynick”. He
politely declined our suggestion that, rather than a correction, he simply
change his name to “Penelope”, saying: “Name change isn’t an option
although adding ‘his majesty...’ in the correction is acceptable.” We apologise
to His Royal Highness.
Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin was a French lawyer, as well as a politician
and gastronome. While in the United States during the French Revolution,
he learned from Thomas Jefferson how to truss a turkey. Also legally
trained, Thomas Jefferson was—to use today’s parlance—a known “foodie”,
and he handwrote recipes (though perhaps dictated by others) for
meringues, ice cream and other sweet and savoury dishes.
Harveen Thauli, a sole practitioner in Vancouver, was elected as the first
Canadian to the Fédération Equestre Internationale (“FEI”) Tribunal in Lau-