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.
SMR is pleased to announce that it has welcomed David Eleff to the Partnership effective January 1, 2023. David was called to the bar in 2009 and joined the firm in October 2021. He provides practical and straightforward advice to his clients in his general civil litigation practice which focuses on personal injury and medical […]
SMR is pleased to announce that it has once again been named by The Globe and Mail and Statista as one of Canada’s Best Law Firms in the categories of Administration & Public Law and Dispute Resolution (Litigation, Arbitration & Investigations). The list of Canada’s Best Law Firms was created based on more than 10,000 […]
Greg Cavouras is presenting on October 26, 2022 at the annual conference of the Canadian Network of Agencies for Regulation.
This two-day conference will take place in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. Greg will be joining Dr. Chris Hacker, Registrar and CEO of the BC College of Oral Health Professionals, and Thomas Lutes, General Counsel and Deputy CEO of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia, in a panel presentation on strategies for responding to criticism for […]
These half-day seminars, Affidavit Basics and Affidavit Secrets, will discuss the essentials of effectively working with the most common form of evidence with contributions from experienced litigators and members of the Supreme Court of British Columbia.