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Appellate Advocacy

Farris litigators regularly argue cases before the Supreme Court of Canada, the British Columbia Court of Appeal and other courts and tribunals which hear appeals and reviews from other decision-makers.  We have the skill and experience to represent clients in these proceedings on a wide range of subjects, with recent cases in fields such as constitutional law, media law, arbitration, professional liability, complex commercial litigation, municipal and administrative law, and Aboriginal law.

Recent cases include:
• National Post v. Her Majesty the Queen (Supreme Court of Canada; judgment on reserve)
• Galambos v. Perez, 2009 SCC 48 (Supreme Court of Canada; successfully appealing a judgment for breach of fiduciary duty against a lawyer)
• Sagen v. Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, 2009 BCCA 522 (British Columbia Court of Appeal; upholding a judgment dismissing a Charter claim by women ski jumpers)
• Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority v. Canadian Federation of Students - British Columbia Component, 2009 SCC 31 (Supreme Court of Canada; freedom of expression on the sides of transit buses)
• Seidel v. TELUS Communications Inc., 2009 BCCA 104 (British Columbia Court of Appeal; obtaining a stay of a proposed class proceeding in favour of arbitration)
• Nathanson, Schachter & Thompson v. Inmet Mining Corp., 2009 BCCA 385 (British Columbia Court of Appeal; law firm’s bill for huge litigation victory)
• Strother v. 3464920 Canada Inc., [2007] 2 S.C.R. 177, 2007 SCC 24 (Supreme Court of Canada; defence of claim for breach of fiduciary duty and negligence against a solicitor)
• Marine Drive Golf Club v. Buntain, 2007 BCCA 17 (British Columbia Court of Appeal; upholding a judgment regarding the application of the Human Rights Code to a private club)
• Re Application to proceed in Camera, 2007 SCC 43 (Supreme Court of Canada; issues relating to media law and informer privilege)
• Canadian Pacific Railway v. Vancouver (City), [2006] 1 S.C.R. 227, 2006 SCC 5 (Supreme Court of Canada; litigation related to an official development plan)
• Aurizon Mines Ltd. v. Northgate Minerals Corp. (2006), 55 B.C.L.R. (4th) 203, 2006 BCCA 340 (British Columbia Court of Appeal; upholding injunction against an attempted takeover bid)
• Hamouth v. Smart Video Technologies Inc. (2005), 39 B.C.L.R. (4th) 251, 2005 BCCA 172 (British Columbia Court of Appeal; striking out a defamation claim against an American law firm on the basis of absolute privilege)
• Re Vancouver Sun, [2004] 2 S.C.R. 332, 2004 SCC 43 (Supreme Court of Canada; successfully appealing a ruling on access to investigative hearings under the Anti-terrorism Act)
• Re Application Under s. 83.28 of the Criminal Code, [2004] 2 S.C.R. 248, 2004 SCC 42 (Supreme Court of Canada; intervention on behalf of The Vancouver Sun, the Province and the National Post)
• R. v. E. (O.N.), [2001] 3 S.C.R. 478, 2001 SCC 77 (Supreme Court of Canada; successfully appealing a publication ban)
• Musqueam Indian Band v. Glass, [2000] 2 S.C.R. 633, 2000 SCC 52 (Supreme Court of Canada; successfully appealing in relation to lease arrangements on reserve land)

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Robert S. Anderson, Q.C. Partner randerson@farris.com 604 661 9372
Ludmila B. Herbst, Q.C. Partner lherbst@farris.com 604 661 1722
Sean Hern Partner shern@farris.com 250 405 1982
Allison Render Associate arender@farris.com 604 661 9348