Firm News

Amelja Zoehner called to the Bar

June 30th, 2014

We are pleased to announce that Amelja Zoehner was qualified as a lawyer on June 23, 2014 and is now practicing as the newest member of our litigation practice.   Amelja brings a unique set of skills to the practice of law and we look forward to her having a long and successful practice with Bernard LLP.… more »

Paul Mooney Returns to Ottawa

June 13th, 2014

Effective June 16, 2014, Paul Mooney is returning to his home town of Ottawa to continue his litigation practice. Paul is joining the Ottawa law firm of Bertschi Orth LLP. We wish Paul continued success at his new firm. Paul can be reached at 1410 Blair Place, Suite 400, K1J 9B9 Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (Tel: 613.749.4700; Fax: 613.749.4703).… more »

David S. Jarrett Appointed Legislative Liason to MIABC Executive

May 12th, 2014

David S. Jarrett was recently appointed as the Legislative Liaison for the Executive Committee of the Marine Insurance Association of British Columbia (“MIABC”) for the 2014 – 2015 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. The MIABC is a non-profit organization whose… 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 »

Bernard LLP Welcomes New Associate Megan Nicholls

January 6th, 2014

We are pleased to announce that Megan Nicholls joined the firm effective January 6, 2014 as an associate.  Megan recently moved to Vancouver after having clerked with at the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and having practice commercial litigation and insurance defence with a well known Hamilton firm. Megan is qualified to practice in both Ontario and B.C. and brings… more »

Who’s Who Legal Recognizes 4 Bernard LLP Lawyers

November 21st, 2013

We are proud to announce that 4 of the firm’s lawyers have been named in the Canada 2013 edition of Who’s Who Legal. Nominees are selected by Who’s Who Legal based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and lawyers in private practice worldwide. According to their requirements only lawyers “…. who have met independent international research criteria… more »

Peter Swanson elected a Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers

October 29th, 2013

Partner, Peter Swanson, is honoured to have been elected a member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (“ICS”) at their recent Controlling Council meetings held in Vancouver.   Mr. Swanson is one of only two Canadians ever elected under the special provision of Bye Law 50 which provides: 50. Dispensation from examination or dissertation may be granted by the Controlling more »