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24 October 2018

Stephanie Daniels speaks on “Practical Implications of the New Tax Rules” at PD Nexus

Farris partner Stephanie Daniels spoke on “But What Does it All Mean? Practical Implications of the New Tax Rules” at the PD Nexus: Estate Planning Insights Conference held at the Vancouver Convention Center on October 23, 2018.

25 September 2018

David Selley acts for the City of Vancouver in the issuance of $85 million of 3.10% green bonds

On September 21, 2018, the City of Vancouver issued $85 million of 3.10% green bonds due September 21, 2028. This represented the City’s first green bond offering.

24 September 2018

Ron Dueck presents paper at CTF: Taxation of the Token Economy – Cryptocurrency and DLT Tokens

Farris partner Ron Dueck has co-authored and is presenting a paper at the Canadian Tax Foundation’s 2018 British Columbia Tax Conference on September 24 on the topic of “Taxation of the Token Economy – Cryptocurrency and DLT Tokens”.

21 September 2018

Kevin Smith publishes in the Advocate’s quarterly on Ethics in Witness Preparation

In his latest published article, Farris lawyer, Kevin Smith examines the differences that exist between the type and extent of witness preparation permissible in each of England and Wales, the United States, and Canada, as well as the professional ethical guidelines that influence those approaches in those jurisdictions.

20 September 2018

Farris Comments on Draft Land Owner Transparency Act White Paper

A key aspect of the 2018 British Columbia provincial budget was the “Homes for BC: A 30-Point Plan for Housing Affordability in British Columbia”, a comprehensive plan attempting to address many aspects of the housing crisis.

19 September 2018

Al Hudec profiled by the Canadian Association of Food Law and Policy

Al Hudec was recently profiled as a leading Canadian practitioner in the area of food law and policy.

11 September 2018

2018 Hooplaw Champions

Congratulations to the 2018 Hooplaw Champions! This weekend Farris participated in Hooplaw, a charity basketball tournament organized by downtown lawyers and UBC law students that pits firm against firm. Farris held onto the title for the second year in a row.

07 September 2018

Richards and Render overturn reinstatement at the Court of Appeal

TELUS Communications Inc., represented by Donald L. Richards and Allison Render, successfully overturned a labour decision reinstating an employee to her position.

06 September 2018

Stacey Silber and Amanda Winters successful in unusual family relocation case

Following a four-day summary trial, on July 20, 2018 the BC Supreme Court granted an order for relocation sought by Farris lawyers Stacey Silber and Amanda Winters on behalf of their client C.J.C.

31 August 2018

Seven Farris Partners named by Lexpert as Leading Energy Lawyers

Lexpert’s Special Edition highlighted leading Canadian lawyers in Energy. Farris Partners, Mitchell H. Gropper, Q.C., Elizabeth J. Harrison, Q.C., R. Hector MacKay-Dunn, Q.C., Albert J. Hudec, Dean A. O'Leary, Ludmila B. Herbst, Q.C. and Denise Nawata were named.

24 August 2018

Scott Dawson successfully argues for media access to court documents in first-degree murder case

The Vancouver Sun and CHEK TV, represented by Farris partner Scott Dawson, obtained an order for access to documents filed with the BC Supreme Court in R. v. Darling, a first-degree murder matter.

21 August 2018

43 Farris Lawyers Recognized in the 2019 Best Lawyers in Canada Directory

In Addition, three Farris lawyers have been named as 2019 "Lawyer of the Year" in their respective fields.


17 August 2018

Farris shortlisted for Regional Law Firm of the Year by Chambers Canada

Farris is the only firm based in British Columbia to be shortlisted by Chambers Canada for Regional Law Firm of the Year for the 2018 Chambers Canada Awards.

10 August 2018

Sally Dennis to chair PBLI’s - the Wesa Effect: where are we now? seminar

On September 25, 2018, Sally Dennis will chair PBLI’s – The WESA Effect: Where are we now? Seminar at UBC Robson Square.

02 August 2018

Robert Anderson, Q.C. and Nicholas Hooge succeed on class action certification appeal

On August 1, 2018, the BC Court of Appeal unanimously dismissed the appeal of a class action certification order that Farris Partners Robert Anderson, Q.C. and Nicholas Hooge had previously obtained in the BC Supreme Court.

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