SMR News & Articles

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…

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…

Mike Shirreff and Jenny Crosman are representing a patient in a lawsuit against a pathologist who allegedly wrongfully diagnosed her with breast cancer.

Ms. Bentlee alleges that the pathologist was negligent when making an allegedly wrongful finding that a tissue biopsy taken of her was malignant when in fact it was benign.  Ms. Bentlee underwent chemotherapy and surgery as a result…

SMR acted for the petitioner, a sergeant with the VPD, in this judicial review of action taken by a discipline authority in a police complaint proceeding. 

Mike Shirreff and Greg Cavouras successfully argued that the discipline authority exceeded his statutory jurisdiction, and took on the role of both complainant and adjudicator, resulting in a process that was unfair.  Chief Justice Hinkson quashed the proceedings…

Robin McFee, QC and Maya Ollek represented James Lightbody, the President and CEO of BC Lottery Corporation, before the Cullen Commission of Inquiry into Money Laundering in British Columbia

The Commission is tasked with examining the problem of money laundering in this province with a view to determining what public institutions have contributed to, or failed to adequately prevent, this problem.  Hearings concluded on October 19, 2021. …

Lutheran Church – Canada, The Alberta – British Columbia District Investments Ltd.

CLASS PROCEEDINGS (BRITISH COLUMBIA AND ALBERTA) Pursuant to the terms of the Amended Amended Plan of Compromise and Arrangement of the Lutheran Church – Canada, the Alberta-British Columbia District Investments Ltd. (“DIL”) dated January 11, 2016 and the…

Pandemic brings bicycling surge. Will more Vancouver bike-vehicle crashes follow?

If you are struck by a car, van, SUV or truck when you are biking, get medical attention and talk to an experienced injury lawyer as soon as possible. COVID-19 has spurred an unexpected spike in demand for…