News Category: Announcements

Dave Jarrett and Harry Ormiston Succeed in Obtaining Summary Judgment in the Federal Court for Unpaid Freight

February 16th, 2021

United Yacht Transport LLC v. Blue Horizon Corporation, 2020 FC 1067: This case dealt with a claim for unpaid freight and fees owing to the plaintiff, a yacht transporter, for transporting the defendant yacht the Knight Ship from Florida to British Columbia.  Following arrival in British Columbia the yacht was arrested for the unpaid amounts.  David Jarrett and Harry more »

Lorna A. Pawluk, Q.C. Appointed to the Board of Directors of WorkSafeBC

February 8th, 2021

We are pleased to announce that Lorna Pawluk, who has practiced in association with Bernard LLP since 2006, was appointed on February 4, 2021 by the provincial government to the Board of Directors of WorkSafeBC.   Lorna will be an extremely valuable addition to the Board bringing her extensive experience dealing with occupational health and safety and workplace safety matters… more »

David S. Jarrett Appointed Legislative Committee Chair for MIABC Executive Committee

January 27th, 2021

David S. Jarrett was recently appointed as the Legislative Committee Chair for the Executive Committee of the Marine Insurance Association of British Columbia (“MIABC”) for the 2021 – 2022 term.  As Legislative Liaison, David’s duties include keeping the MIABC’s Executive Committee updated on any legislative changes or court decisions that may affect its membership.  This is David’s second time as more »

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 »