JML is pleased to announce that Grace Choi, a senior member of its family law practice group, has been appointed to the Supreme Court of British Columbia. We will miss Madam Justice Choi and wish her well in her new career.
John Logan has been appointed Chair of the Mediation and Arbitration Committee of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers.
Dinyar Marzban, QC been appointed by the Law Society of British Columbia to the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Society. The Legal Services Society is a non-profit organization created by the Legal Services Society Act in 1979 to provide legal information, advice, and representation services to people with low incomes.
Bill Veenstra and David Claassen were co-counsel in a dispute over the existence of a lease and right of first refusal on behalf of a developer. We were successful in obtaining a declaration that the lease had expired and the tenant did not have a right of first refusal. In addition, we obtained damages against the tenant corporation and the principal of the corporation of $2,200,000 for interference with economic relations in International Sausage House Ltd. v. Hammer, 2015 BCSC 1155.
On May 14, 2015, Scott Booth will speak to the Trial Lawyers Association of B.C. on organizing property and excluded property claims in family law proceedings.
On May 13, 2015, Tyler Galbraith and Mike Demers will present on recent developments in construction law at the Construction Council of Vancouver Island’s Capital Project Delivery Forum, in Nanaimo. For more details, click here.