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Lawson Lundell. Mr. Meckling moved from DLA Piper. Mr. Macpherson
was a sole practitioner in Delta. Gary J. Matson joins Lindsay Kenney as
associate counsel, having moved from Remedios & Company. Jonathan
Chen also joins Lindsay Kenney, leaving Dentons to do so. Lindsay Kenney’s
Langley office is bolstered by the addition of Jennifer Loeb, from
Clark Wilson, and Guillermo Flores, from Cote & Evans. Mary Locke
Macaulay joins Mandell Pindell, leaving Eyford Macaulay Shaw & Padmanabhan.
Also joining Mandell Pindell are Virginia Mathers and Elin
Sigurdson from JFK Law Corp., Elisa Penn from BR Law and Mary
Mollineaux from Callison & Hanna. William E.J. Skelly joins MLT Aikins,
moving from BLG to do so.
Also shining bright like a diamond, Craig Munroe has left Fasken to start
Pulver Crawford Munroe with Paul Pulver and Dean Crawford, Q.C. Keri
L. Bennett has popped up as a partner at Roper Greyell, having previously
been an associate at Fasken practising labour and employment law. Pam R.
Costanzo left her labour law practice at HHBG Lawyers in Vancouver for
the sunny climes of France and returned to practise employment law in the
valley with Forte Law. Lastly, as of January 1, 2018, John D. Waddell, Q.C.,
became associate counsel with Waddell Raponi LLP, where he will be
restricting his practice to mediations, arbitrations and mediation/arbitrations
(when he is not touring North America and Southeast Asia as a solo
performer featuring acoustic song and guitar and the offering of humorous
anecdotes from his long and fascinating life).
The South China Morning Post reported: “A smuggler keen to evade taxes in
mainland China tried to hotfoot it through a Shenzhen immigration control
point by stuffing his shoes full of 1,000 diamonds. But customs officials
were on their toes and became suspicious when they saw him walking on
tiptoe. They pulled him over for an inspection and found the booty under
Diamonds are the birthstone for those born in April.
Canada’s newest fiction writer, The Rt. Hon. Beverley McLachlin, P.C., the
former Chief Justice of Canada, will be the subject of a tribute dinner to be
held on Friday, April 27, 2018 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West.
Justice McLachlin, author of the soon-to-be released thriller Full Disclosure,
is also Canada’s 17th and the longest-serving chief justice of the Supreme
Court of Canada. She retired on December 15, 2017. Tickets to this spectacular
event can be purchased at <www.nji-inm.ca/galas>.