News Category: In the Media

Tom Beasley continues his Marine Archaeology Work

February 6th, 2023

Tom Beasley gave a presentation to the Archaeology Department at SFU on January 19, 2023 entitled the History, Evolution and Future of Underwater Archaeology in Canada.  The SFU presentation was in part to start a discussion at SFU and beyond, on the creation of: a graduate program in maritime archaeology at SFU; and a Canadian Institute on Maritime Archaeology, virtual… more »

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 »

Bernard LLP is Recognized as a Band 1 Firm in Chambers & Partner’s Canada Legal Guide

October 27th, 2016

Bernard LLP is delighted to again be recognized by Chambers & Partners as a leading Canadian maritime law firm.   The guide notes Bernard LLP is a “… [d]istinguished Vancouver firm widely recognised for the breadth and depth of its experience of commercial marine transactions and litigation … and that it “….[a]cts for a number of the International Group of P&I… more »

Peter Swanson Interviewed by the CBC

March 16th, 2015

Peter Swanson was interviewed and quoted by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation in their news item entitled “Challenges abound in retrieving NTCL barge adrift near Russia” posted on March 13, 2015.   Peter was asked about salvage rights that might exist for safe retrieval of a barge by a salvor.  The posting can be found at:  … more »

Chambers & Partners Recognizes Bernard LLP as “Band 1” Firm for Shipping Law

April 3rd, 2014

Bernard LLP is recognized as a “Band 1” law firm in relation to shipping in Canada by Chambers & Partners in their 2014 global guide to lawyers.  The guide has the following to say: What the team is known for A prominent Vancouver-based firm with a strong focus on admiralty and maritime matters throughout the West Coast. Notable expertise in… more »

W. Gary Wharton Featured in Lawyer’s Weekly Cover Story on Responsibility of Vessel Masters

March 2nd, 2012

Bernard LLP lawyer W. Gary Wharton is quoted in the article “Choppy Legal Water Ahead” published in the March 2, 2012 edition of The Lawyers Weekly, Canada’s leading weekly legal publication. He was interviewed by donalee Moulton and expresses his views on the responsibility of ship’s masters following the Costa Corcordia grounding off Giglio Island, Italy on January… more »