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VOL. 77 PART 5 SEPTEMBER 2019
George N. F. Hungerford was appointed as a member and chair of the
Financial Services Tribunal for a term ending June 17, 2022.
The Baker Street Irregulars literary society describes itself as “dedicated to
the study of Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and the
Victorian world. Founded in 1934, the BSI is the oldest Sherlockian society
in the world.”
Get ready! Square and Round Dance Awareness Week is set for September
15 to 21, 2019.
Raminder Hayre was appointed chair of the CBABC Equality and Diversity
Committee for a one-year term.
The American Bar Association publishes a booklet called Sherlock Holmes
for Lawyers: 100 Clues for Litigators from the Master Detective, authored by
Cecil C. Kuhne III. Kuhne highlights in it passages from Doyle’s work applicable
to our own, including:
• “It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly
one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit
facts” (“A Scandal in Bohemia”).
• One should “begin at the beginning” (“A Study in Scarlet”)—that is,
as Kuhne extrapolates: “You should prepare a timeline so that the
decision makers can easily comprehend the situation at hand”.
• “It is my business to know what other people don’t know” (“The
Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle”), from which Kuhne derives:
“Resolve to be the most thorough litigator you can be, no matter
how arduous the task. As a result, you will achieve extraordinary
• “We must look for consistency. Where there is a want of it we must
suspect deception” (“The Problem of Thor Bridge”).
• “I should prefer that you do not mention my name at all in connection
with this case, as I choose to be only associated with those
crimes which present some difficulty in their solution” (“The
Adventure of the Cardboard Box”). Kuhne applies this to mean: “A
trial lawyer must craft her image such that she is perceived to be
an advocate of some significance. This reputation requires a great
deal of cultivation”.
Susan E. MacFarlane, Karen Mok and Salima Samnani were each reappointed
as members of the Civil Resolution Tribunal (“CRT”) on a part-time