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Defending executives in historic prosecution of mine spill in B.C.

The Ascendion team returns to Prince Rupert, British Columbia to defend two executives in the only trial associated with an alleged tailings pond spill.

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Welcome to Marc

Please join us in welcoming Marc McNiven to the Ascendion team!

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Court of Appeal Reverses Securities Commission Freeze Order

Ascendion Law successfully reversed the BC Securities Commission's order to freeze assets. The Commission froze our client’s bank accounts using new powers under the Securities Act.

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Debut at Court of Appeal

Presenting oneself before the court with your robes on is a major milestone in a lawyer's life in Canada, especially if you want to be a barrister.

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Bringing Black Law Students Together

Mid-February, I attended the Black Law Students' Association of Canada Conference as a panellist. It was an excellent, well-attended conference - I am consistently blown away by what the students create in their spare time, no less!

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Janessa Mason at the BLSA National Conference

The Black Law Students' Association of Canada Conference is coming to Vancouver and our Associate Lawyer, Janessa Mason, will be part of the “Preparing for a practice in litigation” panel.

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Celebrating the Lunar New Year

On February 1, 2022, many in the Chinese community will celebrate the Lunar New Year.

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Working With Your Regulator While Police Watch

Your phone rings. Your client is panicking. A regulator tells them that investigators and the police will be at their site the next day investigating an incident.

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Welcome back Cory!

Ascendion is extremely pleased to welcome back Cory Russell as an Associate Lawyer.

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A Case for Electronic Trials

As the vaccinated population grows and the global health crisis begins to stabilize, leaders in every profession face the question of what the work-life landscape should look like.

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