Firm News

Peter Swanson Speaks to the BC Urological Society

November 3rd, 2014

Bernard LLP partner Peter Swanson recently presented a talk to the BC Urological Society at their meeting in Vancouver on October 4, 2014. Peter’s talk was entitled “MSC Audits: The Physician’s Burden” and addressed a number of key issues in the audit process including what to do when the auditor calls, understanding the basic audit framework, recognizing the importance of… more »

Connie Risi Presents Legal Updates in Life and Disability Insurance at 2014 CLHIA Legal Section Meeting

September 24th, 2014

Bernard LLP lawyer Connie Risi was a recent presenter at the Legal Section Annual Meeting of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association, a non-profit association with member companies accounting for 99% of Canada’s life and health insurance business. The meeting took place in Montebello, Quebec, spanning 3 days from September 17 to 19, 2014. Connie spoke on the… more »

Peter Swanson Succeeds in the Court of Appeal Upholding a Determination that a Worksafe BC Order was Unreasonable

September 16th, 2014

The Court of Appeal for British Columbia in the case of British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority v. Workers’ Compensation Board of British Columbia, 2014 BCCA 353 upheld the lower Court’s determination that a Worksafe BC order against BC Hydro should be quashed.   Peter Swanson was counsel for BC Hydro at both levels of Court.  The case turned on the… more »

Peter Swanson and David S. Jarrett Elected to the Board of Directors of the International Sailors’ Society Canada

August 20th, 2014

Peter Swanson was re-elected and David S. Jarrett was elected for the first time to the Board of Directors of the International Sailors’ Society Canada (the “ISSC”).  The ISSC is a registered charity that contributes to Canadian seafarer organizations and centres that provide support to merchant seafarers. Peter G. Bernard, Q.C. (retired) stepped down from his board position with the… more »

Russell Robertson joins Bernard LLP

August 15th, 2014

We are pleased to announce that effective August 14, 2014 Russell Robertson has joined the firm as an associate. Russell brings a unique blend of practice skills to the firm, having clerked at the Federal Court in Ottawa and having practiced as a commercial litigator in Vancouver since December 2010.  Russell will continue to build his commercial litigation and insurance… more »