Current News

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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First-Ever Appeal for Freeze Order Powers

Ascendion Law argued the first-ever appeal involving the new freeze order powers of the British Columbia Securities Commission.

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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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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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Appointment to Chair

The Canadian Bar Association established the Business Practice & Innovation Committee with the purpose of keeping a pulse on trends and other significant events that may impact the legal community. I am honoured to be named chair of the CBABC committee in the coming year. 

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Managing the Hybrid Workforce

The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted us in many ways, including how we work. Hybrid workforces with flexible hours have become part of our everyday practice and, in many places, even expected.
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