News Category: Announcements

More Peer and Client Recognition for the Firm

November 28th, 2022

Bernard LLP is named by The Globe and Mail’s Report on Business Magazine in its second annual list of “Canada’s Best Law Firms” in the field of transportation law.  This achievement distinguishes Bernard LLP as one of 15 firms recognized nationally, and the only transportation law boutique firm to be recognized in Vancouver.  The selection of Bernard LLP was based… more »

Buck Hughes joins the Firm

October 13th, 2022

The partners of Bernard LLP are delighted to announce the recent addition of a new lawyer to the Firm.  Buck Hughes has joined our litigation team to focus on maritime, employment and personal injury law, while also providing assistance to our business law group.  Buck was called to the BC Bar in 2016. Buck brings high quality skills and experience… more »

Bernard LLP successfully defends Catherwood Towing in the BCSC

September 23rd, 2022

Bernard LLP was successful in defending Catherwood Towing in the Supreme Court of British Columbia in a dispute over an indemnity provision. This litigation arose from the grounding of two barges while under tow by Catherwood Towing. The supplier of the barges claimed damages in an amount exceeding $800,000. Bernard LLP defended Catherwood Towing against this claim by arguing to… more »

Jaden Lau and Nicholas Wilson Join the Firm

August 30th, 2022

The partners of Bernard LLP are delighted to announce the recent addition of two new lawyers to the Firm.   Jaden Lau has joined our solicitor’s practice and will work closely with our senior solicitors to provide high quality and timely advice to our business law clients, including those working within the local marine sector.  Nicholas Wilson has joined our litigation… more »

New Partner at Bernard LLP

January 4th, 2022

The Partners of Bernard LLP are pleased to announce that Glen Krueger is the newest partner at the firm. Glen has a proven track record of excellence in the provision of legal services to our broad based clientele. He is an accomplished litigator having successfully handled numerous lawsuits and other proceedings to successful resolution, whether by way of settlement or… more »

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 »