We’re pleased to welcome Associate, Lara Branson, and Clare Funston, an Articled Student, to our Family Law Group. Associates, Devon Lehrer and David Volk have joined our Commercial Litigation and Construction Law practice groups.
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.
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.