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in Vancouver. Emily Raven takes a seat at Clark Wilson, bidding adieu to
Quay Law Centre in New Westminster. May Au moves from Lawson Lundell
to go in-house at Avigilon Corporation. Andrea Zappavigna leaves
Forte Law to become a partner at Ally Workplace Law. Forte Law, meanwhile,
welcomes Jim Wu, who has a blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu (so try to
stay on his good side).
Baker Newby LLP bolsters its ranks with the arrival of Lori H. Lam, formerly
with Hamilton and Company, and W. Laurence Scott, Q.C., previously
with Quay Law Centre. Houtan Mashinchi moves from Gowlings in
Ottawa to Fasken’s Vancouver office. Jennifer Tseng also joins Fasken, saying
goodbye to Winright Law. After a number of years with Lonsdale Law,
Leni T. Adriano starts up her own firm, Lead Law, in North Vancouver.
Caolan Lemke comes aboard at MLT Aikins in Vancouver, leaving Affinity
Law Group to do so. Amandeep S. Hayer moves his immigration practice
from Hayer Law to Sedai Law Office in Surrey. Andrew N. Epstein, formerly
with Watson Goepel LLP, joins Lindsay LLP. Paul A. Bowes and Victor
Harwardt, both founding members of Salley Bowes Harwardt, become
associate counsel at Harper Grey.
“Sherlock Holmes” was the UBC law school nickname of the remarkable
Constance Isherwood, Q.C., “given her penchant for asking questions and,
with her enquiring mind, getting down to the truth of the matter”: Kathryn
Berge, Q.C., “On the Front Cover: Constance Dora Holmes Isherwood, Q.C.”
(2013) 71 Advocate 179 at 181. Mrs. Isherwood remains, among other accomplishments,
B.C.’s oldest practising lawyer.
Kasari Govender was appointed B.C.’s first independent human rights commissioner.
She was previously the executive director of West Coast LEAF.
On July 15, 2019, Justice Nicholas Kasirer of the Quebec Court of Appeal
was selected to replace Justice Clément Gascon on the Supreme Court of
Canada when the latter steps down in September 2019.
The Quebec Superior Court began its reasons in Samprêt Plus inc. c. Benarroch,
2017 QCCS 4121 by noting that “the number of subplots in this
hypothecary taking in payment litigation rivals that of an Agatha Christie
novel” (para. 1).
Elizabeth McDonald, formerly with Justice Canada, was appointed as a
justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia, replacing Madam Justice
D.J. Dardi, who resigned effective December 31, 2018.