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- Commercial Litigation Team of the Year!
In May 2021, Ng Ariss Fong received a Canadian Law Award! We and several other firms were named the Gold Winners for Commercial Litigation Team of the Year (2021). The award relates to our work on the BC government’s reference to the BC Court of Appeal, and to the Supreme Court of Canada, on BC’s En … Read more »
- CLE’S SELF-GOVERNING PROFESSIONS – Angela Westmacott, Q.C. and Alandra Harlingten on the challenge of human rights issues faced by professional regulators
Regulatory authorities must ensure that their registrants and members are competent and fit to practice, and adhere to proper standards of conduct. However, human rights are quasi-constitutional requirements that add a complex and often challenging dimension to the work of regulators. Where competen … Read more »
- CLE’s Self-governing professions – David Avren, Cameron Cowper, and Efrem Swartz on regulating the regulators: a tale of three regulators and the age of the superintendent
Real estate: David Avren is the Vice President, Legal Services and Compliance of the Real Estate Council of BC. David will be presenting on the anticipated amalgamation of the real estate and financial regulators into the new BC Financial Services Authority. Since 2005, the Real Estate Council of BC … Read more »
- CLE’s Self-governing professions – Rebecca Durcan and Lisa Fong on developments on sexual misconduct and re-envisioning regulatory practices
To ensure that regulatory authorities have the tools to address sexual misconduct by professionals — and to ensure that such tools are deployed — legislatures increasingly implemented statutory measures aimed at sexual misconduct. Rebecca will start the fourth session of the course by talking about … Read more »
- CLE’s Self-governing professions – Natasha Dookie and Lisa Fong on the challenges of reconciliation for regulators, and managing professional anti-maskers and COVID naysayers
In the opening session of the course, Natasha and Lisa will be speaking about a number of key developments in professional regulation, including the materialization of commitments to reconciliation with Indigenous peoples, and the COVID pandemic. The pressing need for professionals in BC to support … Read more »