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02 September 2015

Nikki Charlton’s precedent setting Court of Appeal case Maxwell v. Walker featured in Lawyers

John Schofield, a writer for The Lawyers Weekly publication, recently wrote an article about the precedent setting case of Maxwell v. Walker, where Nikki Charlton and Alison Latimer successfully represented a father in the Court of Appeal.

24 August 2015

Farris Lawyers Recognized in the 2016 Best Lawyers in Canada Directory

In Addition, Joseph J. Arvay, Q.C. Named as a 2016 "Lawyer of the Year"


11 August 2015

Yun Li-Reilly awarded Law Society scholarship for LL.M. at Harvard Law School

Farris associate Yun Li-Reilly is the 2015 recipient of the Law Society of British Columbia Scholarship for Graduate Studies.

05 August 2015

Farris Represents First Nations Finance Authority for $50 Million Bond Offering

A Farris team, including Trevor Scott, Melissa Mitchell and Ron Dueck (Tax), represented the First Nations Finance Authority for a $50 million bond offering that completed July 23, 2015.

13 July 2015

Farris Partner David E. Gruber invited to become a member of the Insolvency Institute of Canada

Farris Partner David E. Gruber has been invited to become a member of the Insolvency Institute of Canada (IIC), an organization that recognizes leading insolvency and restructuring policy lawyers.

08 July 2015

Joseph J. Arvay, Q.C. to be honoured with the 2015 Award of Justice

Farris litigator Joseph Arvay, Q.C. has been named this year’s recipient of the 2015 Award of Justice from the Advocates’ Society.

06 July 2015

Ludmila Herbst Presents in Palo Alto at Benchmark “Women in Litigation Forum”

Farris partner Ludmila Herbst spoke on and moderated a panel addressing the topic of “predicting and controlling the cost of litigation” at Benchmark Litigation’s “Women in Litigation Forum” on June 30, 2015.

30 June 2015

Farris Associate Jason Yamashita writes article featured in Energy Regulation Quarterly

Associate Jason Yamashita’s article entitled ‘Utility Dealings with Freemen-on-the-Land and Others Raising “Organized Pseudolegal Commercial Arguments”’ appears in the June 2015 issue of Energy Regulation Quarterly.

30 June 2015

Farris represents Diversified Royalty Corp. in acquisition of Second Royalty Stream

On June 19, 2015, Diversified Royalty Corp. (TSX:DIV) announced the completion of its transaction with Sutton Group Realty Services Ltd. (“Sutton”) to acquire the Canadian and U.S. trademarks and certain other intellectual property rights utilized by Sutton in its business (the “Sutton Marks”) for $30.6 million.

29 June 2015

Farris Hosts Roundtable for Visiting Congressional Staff

Farris Partners Keith Mitchell, Q.C. and Al Hudec presented an executive briefing on current Canada/US trade issues to a group of Congressional staffers visiting Vancouver as part of this year’s The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars - Canada Institute 2015 Congressional Staff Trip.

25 June 2015

Mike Wagner presents on Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Breach Litigation

Mike Wagner spoke in Vancouver at the Canadian Institute’s “Class Actions West” conference held on May 21, 2015.

25 June 2015

Charlton and Latimer Secure Victory at Court of Appeal

Nikki Charlton and Alison Latimer successfully represented a Vancouver father in a high stakes appeal concerning the mother’s proposed relocation of the parents’ young child.

08 June 2015

Ludmila Herbst Presents on Drafting Arbitration Agreements

Farris partner Ludmila Herbst presented at Affinity Institute Inc.’s June 5, 2015 conference “Commercial Arbitration 2015: Taking Advantage of User Control”. The conference brought together leading arbitrators and arbitration practitioners not only from British Columbia but also from Alberta and Ontario.

04 June 2015

Alison Latimer Presents on the Role of Non-Profits in Public Interest Litigation

Farris litigator Alison Latimer presented at the annual fundraiser Tapas for TAPS (Victoria) on the important role of the non-profit sector in pursuing public interest litigation.

02 June 2015

Gropper, Hudec and Tomchak Present at Legal Strategies in Private Mergers and Acquisitions CLE

On May 29, 2015 Farris Partners Mitchell Gropper, Q.C., Al Hudec and Teresa Tomchak presented at the Continuing Legal Education of British Columbia’s conference on Legal Strategies in Private Mergers and Acquisitions.

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