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.
Sugden, McFee & Roos LLP is pleased to announce that David Eleff has expanded the scope of his practice into the area of Workplace Investigations. Having recently obtained a certificate in Workplace Investigation Techniques, David looks forward to assisting employers, both unionized and non-unionized, in conducting investigations into complaints of workplace harassment, discrimination, violence and […]
SMR lawyers Jennifer Millerd and Maya O. Ollek represented the Law Society of British Columbia (the “Law Society”) as respondent in an appeal in the British Columbia Court of Appeal, McLeod v. Law Society of British Columbia, 2022 BCCA 280. The appellant, a member of the Law Society (the “Member”), was found guilty by a Hearing […]
SMR was counsel for the West Coast Legal Education and Action Fund (“West Coast LEAF”), which intervened at the Supreme Court of Canada in the recently decided case of R. v. Kirkpatrick, 2022 SCC 33. SMR lawyer Jessica Lithwick represented West Coast LEAF in its intervention, which focused on the impact of the criminal law of […]
SMR successful at the Alberta Court of Appeal in defending religious society members’ right to bring an oppression claim
SMR lawyers Mike Shirreff and Jessie Meikle-Kähs are counsel for two members of the Siri Guru Nanak Sikh Gurdwara of Alberta, a society that operates a Sikh temple in Edmonton (the “Society”). SMR commenced an oppression claim on behalf of their clients against the Society alleging that the Executive Committee had acted in an oppressive […]
Jennifer Millerd is presenting on May 19, 2022 at the Pacific Business & Law Institute’s Commercial Leasing 2022 program
This one-day seminar brings together expert faculty to provide updates on emerging trends disrupting the commercial leasing sector, and guidance on how to react. Jennifer’s presentation will cover remedies and security in commercial leases.
SMR obtains $965,000 trial award for resilient and hardworking 60-year-old professional driver in the film and television industry
SMR lawyers David Eleff and Jennifer Crosman were counsel for Mr. Harry Hachey, a single father and hardworking professional driver in the film and television industry who was injured in a motor vehicle accident. He sustained a concussion and post-traumatic headaches as well as other associated difficulties which had become chronic by the time of […]
Greg Cavouras presented to the Alberta Institute of Agrologists on February 17, 2022 with “Thin ice: short stories about regulators, professions, and strained public confidence”
He was joined by Lauren Riva, legal counsel with the College of Speech and Hearing Professionals of British Columbia. Greg and Lauren highlighted the significant changes in professional regulation that have emerged over the past five years. They focused on the public interest mandate of professional regulators by examining three recent cases of public regulatory […]