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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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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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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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From the Courtroom to Zoom

In early June, I acted as counsel for the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (the largest regulatory health college in the Province) in a two-day appeal. In a future post

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Farewell to Cory and Welcoming Chelsea

We welcome Chelsea Salindong to the Ascendion Law team as our new Legal Administrative Assistant.

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Legislating a suspension of breach of contract due to COVID-19

The provincial government should introduce legislation to prohibit the right to sue for breach of contract when the alleged breach is

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Leading the industry in Innovation

The Canadian Bar Association - BC appointed Chilwin Cheng to its Innovation and Business Practice committee. The Committee identifies changes that impact lawyers' business and the practice of law.

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