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01 February 2016

Farris Welcomes Anna Laing to the Firm

Farris is pleased to announce that Anna Laing has joined the Partnership.
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01 February 2016

Farris Welcomes Three New Partners

Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP is pleased to announce that Alexander D. Mitchell (Labour & Employment), Nicholas T. Hooge (Litigation) and Ron D. Dueck (Taxation) have joined the partnership, effective February 1, 2016.
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28 January 2016

Farris Partner Joseph Arvay Q.C. Featured in The Lawyers Weekly

In the January 29, 2016 issue of The Lawyers Weekly publication, Farris Partner, Joseph Arvay, Q.C., is quoted in “Uneasiness Over Ruling Buying Time” covering the Supreme Court’s recent decision to extend the deadline on physician-assisted death.
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27 January 2016

Farris Lawyers Present at PBLI Conference on Hot Topics in Estate Planning

Farris lawyers Emma McArthur, Rebecca Morse, Stephanie Daniels and Anna Laing (joining Feb 1) recently presented at a Pacific Business & Law Institute (PBLI) conference in Vancouver on wills, trusts and estate planning.
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22 January 2016

Farris to be Recognized at BC Cancer Research Centre in Vancouver

The BC Cancer Research Centre will display the Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP name on its sponsor recognition wall in its Vancouver building this Spring.
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18 January 2016

Supreme Court of Canada issues extension and exemptions in death with dignity case

The Supreme Court of Canada granted the federal government a four month extension before the Court’s judgment on physician-assisted dying will come into effect.
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15 January 2016

Farris Welcomes Roland Hurst to the Firm

Farris is pleased to welcome Roland T. Hurst to the firm as a Corporate Associate.
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13 January 2016

Farris Lawyers Lead First Successful Court Challenge of the Northern Gateway Pipeline

On behalf of Coastal First Nations and Gitga’at First Nation, Farris lawyers Joseph Arvay, Q.C., Catherine Boies Parker and Tim Dickson have successfully challenged the “Equivalency Agreement” the Province signed with the National Energy Board, by which the Province gave up its environmental assessment decision-making powers over the proposed Northern Gateway Pipeline.
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13 January 2016

Erica Miller Writes Article Featured in Energy Regulation Quarterly

Farris associate Erica Miller wrote an article entitled “BC’s Environmental Appeal Board Overturns Nexen Water Licence on Appeal by Fort Nelson First Nation” which appears in the December 2015 issue of Energy Regulation Quarterly.
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11 January 2016

Al Hudec to Speak at Seventh Annual Wine Law Seminar

Farris partner Al Hudec will speak at the Seventh Annual Seminar on Wine Law in British Columbia on February 22, 2016. The seminar is being held in conjunction with the Vancouver International Wine Festival.
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04 January 2016

Farris Lawyers intervening in litigation concerning Trinity Western University’s proposed law school

Tim Dickson, Arden Beddoes and Catherine George are intervening at the Nova Scotia and Ontario Courts of Appeal on behalf of the Canadian Secular Alliance, which opposes the accreditation of Trinity Western University’s proposed law school.
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21 December 2015

Ludmila Herbst Appointed Queen’s Counsel

Farris is pleased to announce that Ludmila Herbst has been appointed Queen’s Counsel (Q.C.) by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General for British Columbia. The designation is an honour conferred annually on members of the legal profession to recognize exceptional merit, contribution, professional integrity and character.
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18 December 2015

FARRIS LAWYERS PUBLISH “DOING BUSINESS IN CANADA” GUIDE

As Lex Mundi affiliates, Farris lawyers Trevor Scott, Michael Korbin, Ryan Neely and Ron Dueck have published an updated guide to “Doing Business in Canada.”
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15 December 2015

Farris Partners Recognized in the 2015 Lexpert US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Guide

Farris is pleased to announce that Robert S. Anderson, Q.C. and Scott A. Dawson have been named in the 2015 Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Litigation Lawyers in Canada.
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10 December 2015

FARRIS WELCOMES MATTHEW OSTROW TO THE FIRM

Farris is pleased to welcome Matthew T. Ostrow to the firm as a Litigation Associate working in the Family Law group.
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