THE ADVOCATE 469
VOL. 78 PART 3 MAY 2020
Criminal lawyers have the blood of Don Quixote in their veins,”
said Edward Greenspan, Q.C., on receiving the Law Society (of
Upper Canada) Medal in 2013. And many judges have in their
veins the blood of Don Quixote’s creator, Miguel de Cervantes
Saavedra, as they invoke his words in their reasons for judgment. Embarking
on what we are confident are more propitious adventures than those of
Cervantes’ leading character are the members of our province’s bench and
bar listed below.
Kaitlyn Meyer and Liam Y. Babbitt both join Allen / McMillan Litigation
Counsel. Ms. Meyer joins the firm after practising with Hakemi &
Ridgedale. Mr. Babbit joins the firm after articling with Synergy Business
Lawyers. Emily MacKinnon leaves McCarthy Tétrault to join Osler.
Zakhir Nathoo joins Clark Wilson, moving from MEP Business Counsel.
Brandon Wiebe moves from HHBG Lawyers to join the Plan Office of the
IWA-Forest Industry Pension & LTD Plans as legal counsel. Victoria
Petrenko, meanwhile, joins HHBG Lawyers to continue her practice in
employment law after moving from Overholt Law. Ryan Bencic leaves an
in-house post with PainWorth and Kezia Capital Corp. to join Harper Grey.
Kenneth Leung rejoins Hunter Litigation Chambers as an associate after
spending the last few years as general counsel and corporate secretary to a
TSX-listed pulp and paper company. Ryan Black jumps from McMillan to
Gosia Piasecka joins Miller Thomson in Vancouver. Maneesha Dakha
and Michael E. Reid both swing over to DLA Piper’s Vancouver office.
Lawyers who have moved their practices should email details of their past and present circumstances to Peter Roberts, Q.C.,
at <email@example.com> to ensure an appearance in “Bench & Bar”. Note that we do not report changes in
lawyers’ status within their firms (from associate to partner, for example) other than in cases where persons formerly articled
have been hired as associates.