News Category: Announcements

Pamela Germann, our new business lawyer

June 3rd, 2019

The partners are pleased to announce the addition of our newest business lawyer, Pamela Germann. Pamela brings a wide range of business law experience to the firm, having practice corporate and commercial law, most recently, in the Fraser Valley at one of the larger regional firms.   Pamela will be assisting our clients with their business law needs, including the… 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 »

Peter Swanson is now listed as an Arbitrator with the China Maritime Arbitration Commission (“CMAC”)

February 27th, 2019

CMAC was established in 1959 and “… has been committed to building a team of elite arbitrators with strong work ethics and substantial relevant experience.”  In accordance with that philosophy Bernard LLP partner, Peter Swanson, was appointed as arbitrator with CMAC.  The appointment is effective from September 1, 2018 and extends through to April 30, 2020, subject to renewal. … more »

David Jarrett and Glen Krueger Successfully Defend Environmental Clean-Up Claim

February 5th, 2019

The Federal Court recently issued an important decision regarding whether the Ship-Source Oil Pollution Fund (“SOPF”) can recover for pollution clean-up costs from a company (or its’ principal shareholder) that was not the actual owner of a barge, but that remained, through inadvertence, the registered owner: see The Administrator of the Ship-Source Oil Pollution Fund v. Dr. Jim Halvorson Medical more »

Elyn Underhill Joins Bernard LLP as Associate Counsel

October 12th, 2018

The Partners of Bernard LLP are pleased to announce that Elyn Underhill has joined the firm as associate counsel.  Elyn has over 25 years of experience practicing in the field of maritime law, including marine insurance, ship construction contracts, charter parties, and marina leases as well as related litigation.  The Partners have worked opposite Elyn over the years and are… more »