Jessica Lithwick is presenting on January 25, 2024 at the CBABC Appellate Advocacy 2023 Year in Review section meeting
Jessica will be joined by Tom Posyniak from Fasken Martineau Dumoulin in a discussion on the top cases from last year in the areas of civil litigation and public/administrative law. This lunch and learn session will take place via webinar.
SMR lawyers David Eleff and Elizabeth Janzen were counsel for Mr. Michael Smith, a firefighter and father of two who suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident. He sustained a concussion, post-concussion syndrome, post-traumatic headaches, PTSD, and neck and back pain that had had become chronic by the time of trial. Expert opinion was that […]
Elizabeth Allan is presenting on November 17, 2023 at the CBA Administrative Law and Labour & Employment Conference
Beth will join Jason Kully of Field Law and Annabritt Chisholm of Shores Jardine in a panel discussion on pre-hearing preparation for professional regulatory hearings, including preparing your panel as independent legal counsel. This session is part of a two-day conference in Ottawa concluding with a fireside chat with the Hon. Justice Michelle O’Bonsawin from […]
Mike Shirreff and David Eleff were recently successful on a summary trial application for a national union client: Speckling v. CEP, 2023 BCSC 1446. The claim against the unions arose from events in the late 1990s at a pulp and paper mill in Powell River, British Columbia. For the past 20+ years, the plaintiff and […]
SMR is pleased to have Abby Eshghi join us as an Associate. Abby clerked for the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court and the New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, before working as an Assistant Attorney General with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office for four years. Abby worked at another Vancouver litigation boutique before joining SMR […]
On September 1, 2023, SMR welcomed Gerry Cuttler, K.C. and Michael Steinbach to the partnership. Gerry joins SMR after practicing at various firms since being called to the bar in 1983. He founded Cuttler & Company in 2011 and practiced there until joining SMR. Gerry regularly acts as counsel in a wide range of corporate […]
SMR as a firm, as well as five of our lawyers, have been included in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada®. Best Lawyers is regarded by clients and legal professionals as a significant honour which is determined by votes received from local legal peers to recognize lawyers for their outstanding professional excellence. Albert […]
SMR is pleased to announce that Robin McFee, K.C. has been named by Benchmark Litigation as one of the Top 50 Trial Lawyers in Canada. These 50 elite practitioners are selected after extensive research based on their excellence in trial work, unwavering peer and client reviews, and achievements in litigation practice. To view the Benchmark […]
SMR obtains large punitive damages award for wrongfully dismissed senior manager after summary trial
SMR lawyers Jessica Lithwick and Maya O. Ollek were counsel for Mr. Paul Chu in his successful claim for wrongful dismissal against the Defendant, China Southern Airlines (“China Southern”). Mr. Chu was a founding employee of China Southern’s first Canadian office, which was located in Vancouver and managed flights to and from Vancouver International Airport. […]
Maya Ollek is presenting on January 11, 2023 at the CBABC Appellate Advocacy 2022 Year in Review section meeting
Maya will be joined by Kathryn McGoldrick from Alexander Holburn Beaudin & Lang and Mark Iyengar from Peck & Co in a discussion on the top cases from last year in the areas of civil litigation, criminal law and public/administrative/regulatory law. This lunch and learn session will take place via webinar.