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April 2024

Maryanna Dinh and Brian Duong were counsel for Victoria Teleport Corporation in successfully appealing a decision made by the Chief Gold Commissioner to cancel three mineral claims held by the company. The decision can be found here.

Brian Duong was co-counsel (with Dennis James Aitken) for the City of Surrey in successfully opposing an application by the Surrey Police Union to be added as a party or intervenor to the City’s petition proceeding. The City’s petition challenges the Province’s direction and legislation to transition the City's police of jurisdiction from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to the Surrey Police Service. The decision can be found here.

Brian Duong co-chaired a continuing legal education session for the Advocates’ Society, “Advocacy Hour: Working with Financial Statements” on March 28, 2024. An overview and agenda of the program can be found here.

March 2024

Claire Hunter, K.C. and Aubin Calvert successfully applied to stay proceedings in British Columbia in favour of an alternative forum, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, in a dispute involving the development and sale of supplemental type certificates for Twin Otter aircraft. The reasons for judgment are available here.

2024 LEXPERT-ranked Law Firm

Hunter Litigation Chambers, maintains its prominent position in the Lexpert Canada Directory 2024, securing the Most Frequently Recommended status for outstanding achievements in Litigation-Corporate Commercial. Randy Kaardal, K.C. and Claire Hunter, K.C. have been individually acknowledged by Canadian Legal Lexpert for their expertise in Employment Law, Corporate Commercial Litigation, and Public Regulatory.

Aubin Calvert has been awarded the Adam Albright Adjunct Award for 2024. The award recognizes teaching excellence by an adjunct professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, where Aubin has taught conflict of laws since 2021. Recipients are selected by students to honour adjuncts who have had a significant impact on their legal education.

February 2024

Ryan Androsoff and Devin Eeg successfully applied to cancel a certificate of pending litigation (or CPL) that was registered over three commercial properties, on the basis that the plaintiff’s claim failed to disclose an interest in land sufficient to meet the criteria of the Land Title Act. The reasons for judgment are available here.

Brian Duong and articling student Austen Erhardt represented Hanif Ratanshi, Hanifs Foods Ltd. and Hanif’s International Foods Ltd. in successfully obtaining a pre-trial asset freezing order (also known as a Mareva injunction) against the defendants Guruji Foods Inc. and their principal. The reasons for judgment can be found here. This was the first reported decision for Austen Erhardt, who made significant submissions to the Court in the course of the three day hearing. We congratulate him on a great start to his career.

Brian Duong co-chaired the “Winter Summit: The Big Chill Ottawa”, a three day conference put on by The Advocates’ Society from February 1-3, 2024 for mid-career advocates. An overview and agenda of the program can be found here.

January 2024

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Hunter Litigation has been recognized once again in Chambers Canada 2024 for its work in Litigation: General Commercial (BC) and Agribusiness: Forestry (Nationwide - Canada).

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Best Lawyers Award BadgeWe are pleased to welcome Brian Duong as our newest shareholder in the firm, effective January 1, 2024. Brian has built a significant practice at the firm, with particular expertise in civil litigation and administrative law. His extensive experience, international exposure, and recognition in The Best Lawyers® in Canada make him a valuable addition. Here's to achieving new heights together.

Claire Hunter, K.C. and Chantelle van Wiltenburg (with drafting assistance from Paul Jon and articled student Elspeth Adhihetty) represented an Indigenous child protection agency and successfully petitioned to quash a decision of the BC Human Rights Tribunal. Below, the Tribunal had found that the agency discriminated against a parent and awarded $150,000 in compensation. The Court set aside the Tribunal’s decision, holding that the Tribunal’s process was unfair and that the Tribunal committed legal errors. The Court remitted the case to the Tribunal and directed that the agency be afforded an opportunity to apply to have the human rights complaint summarily dismissed.

Hunter Litigation Chambers is pleased and proud to announce the promotion of four Counsel to the firm: Aubin Calvert, Monique Evans, and Nicole Gilewicz, and Julia Roos. These appointments recognize the important contribution each of the new Counsel have made to the firm’s success, and going forward, their increased involvement in decisions concerning the operation and growth of the firm. Please join us in congratulating each of them on this significant and well-deserved achievement!