News Category: Announcements

COVID-19: Gradual Return-to-Office Plan and Policy

May 29th, 2020

Bernard LLP is committed to the safety of its staff and to the wellbeing of the community we serve. Our COVID-19 response plan and systems are designed to allow us to provide continuing and essential services to clients as uninterrupted as possible.  Please continue to contact the lawyers in the firm as you normally would. As governments are now moving… more »

COVID-19 Update

March 17th, 2020

The ongoing development of COVID-19 has required Bernard LLP to regularly review our day to day operational practices. Starting March 17, and based on advice from the federal, provincial and local governments, a number of our staff will be working remotely, although our office will remain open. Importantly, Partners and Associate lawyers will continue to work either in office or… more »

Connie Risi Appointed to the Board of the College of Optometrists of British Columbia

January 8th, 2020

We are pleased to announce that Connie Risi has been appointed as a Public Member of the Board of the College of Optometrists of British Columbia. A large part of Connie’s practice is in the area of professional regulation and liability. In that context, she has represented healthcare professionals with respect to registration issues, complaints, disciplinary proceedings and other… more »

Jason Hicks is our newest partner

April 12th, 2019

The Partners of the firm are delighted to announce that Jason Hicks has joined the partnership at Bernard LLP, effective January 1, 2019.  Jason brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the firm having practiced corporate and commercial law in both a private practice setting and as in-house counsel for large public and private enterprises.   Jason is a member… more »

Bernard LLP successfully defends the M/V Marathassa

March 22nd, 2019

Peter Swanson and David Jones of Bernard LLP along with Mark Rowan of Hira Rowan were completely successful in defending the M/V Marathassa in relation to a variety of charges arising out of the discharge of fuel oil from the ship into English Bay in the Port of Vancouver in early April 2015.   While some of the charges were stayed… more »