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31 January 2007

Judith Macfarlane, David Selley and Ludmila Herbst Become Farris Partners

Farris is pleased to announce that Judith Macfarlane, David Selley and Ludmila Herbst joined the Partnership on February 1, 2007. Since her Call to the Bar in 1996, Judith Macfarlane has practiced in the areas of labour and employment law, representing employers in both the public and private sectors. She has experience in matters before a variety of administrative tribunals, including the British Columbia Labour Relations Board, the Canada Industrial Relations Board, the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal and federally and provincially constituted boards of arbitration. She also has experience in matters before the British Columbia courts and the Federal Court of Canada. Judith obtained her LL.M. in 1997 from the University of Ottawa, and her LL.B. in 1995 from Dalhousie University. David Selley practices in the fields of corporate and commercial transactions, securities, corporate finance and banking. David has experience in negotiating and drafting corporate documents, including securities offering documents, purchase and sale agreements, loan and security documents, real estate documents and other contracts. David acts for clients in a variety of industries, including technology and information communications, natural resources, financial services, and industrial businesses. David represents large, publicly-traded companies, venture companies, private companies and early stage companies and provides both strategic advice with respect to corporate transactions and ongoing general corporate advice. David has been with Farris as an Associate since 1998 after completing his articles with the firm. Ludmila Herbst joined Farris after graduating as the Law Society Gold Medallist from the University of British Columbia in 1998. She was Called to the Bar in 1999. Ludmila’s educational background also includes a Master of Arts degree in Political Science. Ludmila practises primarily in the area of complex corporate and commercial litigation. In addition, Ludmila has worked on various constitutional cases, primarily on behalf of the media. Ludmila has appeared before all levels of court in British Columbia as well as before the Supreme Court of Canada. She has also researched and prepared pleadings, legal arguments and factums in numerous other proceedings. Ludmila is the President and former Secretary of the Advocates Club and a member of the Canadian Bar Association. She has co-authored Commercial Arbitration in Canada: A Guide to Domestic and International Arbitrations (Canada Law Book) as well as various papers for the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia.

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