Firm News

Bernard LLP Lawyers Successful in Responding to the Appeal of Grieg Shipping A/S v. The Owners and All Others Interested in the Ship “Dubai Fortune” and Fortune Maritime Ltd.

September 18th, 2013

Bernard LLP lawyers W. Gary Wharton and David S. Jarrett were successful in having the appeal from the trial judgement found at Grieg Shipping A/S v. Dubai Fortune (Ship), 2012 FC 110 (CanLII) dismissed. The litigation arose following a collision between the tug Tiger Shark 2 and the Plaintiff’s vessel following the Tiger Shark 2’s departure from assisting the… more »

Peter Swanson speaks in Yellowknife at the 2013 Annual National Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Summit

June 25th, 2013

Peter Swanson participated as a speaker on the water law panel at the 2013 Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Summit entitled “Natural Resource and Energy Legal Developments North and South of 60.” The summit was held in Yellowknife, the capital of the Northwest Territories, during the summer solstice.   Peter’s presentation focused on the regulation of ship-source pollution in Canada including… more »

Bernard & Partners is now Bernard LLP

May 1st, 2013

Bernard & Partners, a general partnership of law corporations, is pleased to announce that effective May 1, 2013 the firm will transition from a general partnership to a limited liability partnership with the new name Bernard LLP. The transition from a general partnership to a limited liability partnership is done in accordance with the Partnership Act of British Columbia.… more »

Peter Swanson Appointed to the Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia Board of Directors

April 15th, 2013

We are pleased to announce that Bernard LLP lawyer Peter Swanson has been appointed a director of the Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia. The Chamber of Shipping is a not-for-profit industry association that was incorporated in 1923 with the objectives of representing the interests of international ship owners through their local agency. Today the Chamber of Shipping continues… more »

Joan Rush Retires from the Practice of Law

March 31st, 2013

Joan Rush has retired from the practice of law March 31, 2013. Joan was invaluable to our firm, assisting our client insurance underwriters, P&I clubs and brokers in regard to OSFI, FICOM and various other Canadian regulatory and compliance matters. Moreover, Joan continues to make an exceptional contribution to the community in her volunteer endeavours for charitable organizations in healthcare,… more »