Welcome aboard!

Singleton Reynolds started the New Year on a positive note by welcoming two new partners. Elizabeth (Betsy) Segal and Wei Kiat Sun both became partners effective January 1. Betsy’s practice focuses on insurance coverage and the defense of complex commercial disputes and professional liability claims, assisting her clients in resolving issues they face in their day-to-day activities. Wei Kiat’s practice concentrates on business litigation and insurance defence for a variety of clients, with particular focus on the transportation and infrastructure industries.

We also recently welcomed three new lawyers. Natanya Garcia joins us as an associate practising in the areas of com­mercial real estate and business law. Megan Coyle will be focused on BC Housing’s HOME (Home Owner Mortgage and Equity) Partnership program in our commercial property group in the coming months. Lisa Andersen joins us as Director, Research & Knowledge Management. She will be focused on knowledge management, legal research and running the library function at the firm.

Beyond the office

Avon Mersey Q.C. was part of a panel dealing with jurisdictional disputes in Trial Lawyers of B.C. Conference. Avon also gave a talk on underinsured motorist protection (UMP) claims arising out of the United States.

SU’s Workplace Law Group will offer their annual seminar at the Morris J Wosk Centre for Dialogue on March 30. Melanie SamuelsDavid Edinger and Veronica Rossos will present on “Secrets, Lies and Executions—An Employers’ Guide”. Contact SU at marketing@singleton.com to register.

Derek Brindle Q.C. will co-chair a two-day conference, “Expert Witness Forum West”, presented by The Canadian Institute in Vancouver in late May at the Metropolitan Hotel. Derek will also be part of a panel discussing “Good Faith in Construction Contracts” at The Canadian College of Construction Lawyers Conference in Quebec City the first week of June.

Accolades for SU

Four SU lawyers have been named by Benchmark Litigation, a peer-based rank­ings publication for lawyers, as litigation stars in their respective practice areas. Congratulations to Michael Hewitt, John Singleton Q.C.Avon Mersey Q.C. and Derek Brindle Q.C. who were all duly recognized.