Firm News

Bernard LLP lawyers dominate at the Mel Patterson-Delich-Emard Memorial Pool Tournament

March 7th, 2016

Bernard LLP lawyers, Peter Swanson and Michael Soltynski, won gold and silver team trophies, respectively, at the recent Mel Patterson-Delich-Emard Memorial Pool Tournament held in San Francisco on March 4 following the traditional Phil Berns Memorial West Coast Pacific Admiralty Bar Post-Holiday event. Peter Swanson and his team mate, Dino Rosso, won the tournament, defeating Michael Soltynski and Tim… more »

Roger Tangry joins Bernard LLP as our newest Associate

February 15th, 2016

The partners are pleased to welcome Roger Tangry to the firm as our newest associate.   Roger, who was called to the Bar of British Columbia earlier this month, brings a great deal of industry experience to the practice of law having worked extensively in the freight industry, including air and ocean logistics, cargo management, NVOCC and intermodal operations.   Subsequently, Roger… more »

Bernard LLP lawyer elected VP of WISTA Canada

December 24th, 2015

Joanna Dawson has been elected VP, Western of Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association (WISTA) Canada.  WISTA is a worldwide networking organization for women at the management level in the maritime industry. WISTA facilitates the exchange of contacts, information, and experiences among its members; promotes and facilitates the education of its members; and provides liaison with related organizations worldwide. WISTA… more »

Maritime Law Update: OW Bunker Bankruptcy

October 1st, 2015

Bernard LLP lawyers Peter Swanson and Megan Nicholls were successful in obtaining judgment in the Federal Court on behalf of a Canadian bunker supplier in the context of the OW Bunker bankruptcy: Canpotex Shipping Services Limited v. Marine Petrobulk Ltd., 2015 FC 1108. Justice Russell of the Federal Court delivered a lengthy and detailed set of Reasons rejecting arguments that more »

Watchful Eye

September 23rd, 2015

Bernard LLP Lawyer, Tom Beasley, has been appointed as the Public Representative on the Registration Committee for the College of Optometrists of British Columbia.  His appointment was made at the September 21, 2015 meeting of the Board of the College.  As Public Representative, Tom will be part of the process that assures the public and other stakeholders that… more »

Michael Soltynski joins Bernard LLP

September 14th, 2015

We are pleased to announce that effective September 14, 2015 Michael Soltynski has joined the firm as an associate.  Michael brings a broad range of legal and insurance experience to the firm, having been called to the Bar in South Africa and having previously worked as a legal claims handler at an International Group P&I Club and as an insurance… more »