New Faces @ SU

SU is pleased to welcome Avon Mersey, Jane Ingman Baker and Jessica Taylor to the firm. Avon joins as associ­ate counsel and will practice with our insurance and ICBC groups. Jane recently re-joined the firm as an associate practi­cing in civil litigation with an emphasis on insurance litigation, and Jessica joins our commercial business litigation practice as an associate.

We also welcome four new associates who have articled with us. Brendan Ward has a general litigation practice focused on commercial, construction and insurance law. Brendan Dawes , Kelly-Ann Maw and Kyle Thompson all completed their articles this September. Brendan will begin practicing primarily in immigration, work­place law and commercial litigation. Kelly Ann will focus on civil fraud, commercial litigation and insurance law while Kyle practices in commercial litigation, civil fraud, estate litigation, and more.

Lawyers in the ranks

Barbara Cornish chaired the International Association of Mediators (IAM) fall conference, “Perspective is Everything”, held in Vancouver September 22–24. Over 150 attendees from around the world discussed best practices in Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Both Barbara and Jeffrey Hand continue to garner recognition for their mediation work, most recently being named as top Canadian mediators by Who’s Who Legal.

In other mediation news, Derek Brindle recently completed advanced mediation training at the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine School of Law in Malibu, California.

Roger Holland was acknowledged for his significant volunteer contributions to March of Dimes Canada when he was awarded The Right Honourable Paul Martin Sr. Award for 2016 at an awards dinner in Toronto.

20 years of golf fun-raising

SU was proud to host friends and clients at our 20th annual golf tournament at Morgan Creek Golf Course September 27. This year the coveted plaid jacket and fish tie went to Chris Pauli of i3 Underwriting. In the Texas Scramble competition, Stefan Ferris (Crowe MacKay), Bryce McGee (D&H Group), Mike Hewitt (SU)  and Lyle Langlois (Langlois Brown) finished first.

Our tourney also raised $12,000 for Athletics for Kids and BC Childhood Cancer Parents Association. Over the years our golf friends and supporters have raised more than $100,000 for these remarkable groups. A huge “thank you” to everyone who took part! See you next year!