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About Battle of the Bar Bands Vancouver

Battle of the Bar Bands is an annual fundraising event to benefit the CBABC Benevolent Society. Year after year, talented members of the Vancouver legal community strut their musical talent in amazing cover performances on the renowned stage of the Commodore Ballroom in Vancouver. Bands compete for the coveted “ZSA Cup” for best performance as well as the awards for highest fundraising.

Each year, the bar for excellence is raised, with increased fundraising proceeds and outstanding musical performances. Come out and enjoy a fun evening in support of the BC legal community. More about the CBABC Benevolent Society:

Please contact Brooke at or 604.580.7041 for more information about supporting the Crumbling Skulls.

May 1, 2017

Queen's Counsel (QC) Awarded to Jacy Wingson

Congratulations to Jacy Wingson on having been bestowed the honorary title of Queen’s Counsel (QC).

Under the Queen’s Counsel Act, the Lieutenant-Governor in Council, on the recommendation of the Attorney General, may bestow on lawyers in BC the honorary title of Queen’s Counsel (QC) to recognize exceptional merit and contribution to the legal profession. Candidates must belong to the BC bar and have been a member for at least 5 years and demonstrate professional integrity, good character and excellence in the practice of law. Such excellence may be determined by being acknowledged by their peers as leading counsel or exceptionally gifted practitioners, have demonstrated exceptional qualities of leadership in the profession, and have done outstanding work in the fields of legal education and legal scholarship.

Jacy is a partner at McQuarrie Hunter LLP, where she provides exceptional legal work in the areas of estate disputes, commercial, contract disputes, debt collection, real estate disputes and professional negligence claims.  Jacy has earned the admiration and respect of young lawyers, the profession and the community she serves.

December 19, 2016

Amalia Szilagyi Appointed Honourary Vice-Consul for the Republic of Hungary

Congratulations to Amalia Szilagyi on being appointed the Honourary Vice-Consul for the Republic of Hungary.

The Honorary Consulate’s jurisdiction is solely within the province of British Columbia and its mandate is to assist Hungarian citizens, Hungarians living abroad, tourists and the residents of British Columbia with their various consular matters related to Hungary. For all consulate related enquiries please visit the Embassy of Hungary’s Website or email

On November 2, 2016, Amalia was honoured at a reception to celebrate her appointment at the Hungarian Cultural Society of Greater Vancouver.

Amalia is a lawyer with our Wills and Estates group here at McQuarrie Hunter LLP.

December 19, 2016

McQuarrie Hunter LLP Donates $75,000 to the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation in Support of Mental Health in Our Community


Royal Columbian Hospital already plays an important role in providing care for mental health and substance use in our region. We have proudly donated $75,000 to Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation with a focus on supporting a project to build a state of the art Mental Health and Substance Abuse Wellness Centre.  The new clinic will assist patients in all chapters of their lives, adults, youths and children and we are excited to be supporting them as they meet those challenges of finding new and innovative ways to address mental illness.

We are committed to helping one of the largest, fastest growing, and culturally diverse health regions in the country to build programs that keep us all healthy, both in body and mind.

Use these links to learn more about the Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation’s current campaigns or making a donation.

September 20, 2016

The Business of Legalizing Marijuana

Cindy Zheng, a McQuarrie Hunter employment and human rights lawyer, was featured in several media interviews last Friday to discuss the implications of the legalization of marijuana for employers.  In a few short hours Zheng appeared on CBC Radio Two’s Early Edition, presented to the Surrey Board of Trade, was interviewed on camera for CBC TV.

The federal government has announced that legislation to legalize marijuana will be tabled in April 2017. Last Friday’s intense media interest reflects the complexity and far reaching consequences of this legislation on businesses. With the legality of recreational marijuana use, employers will need to consider and update work place policies to ensure they are compliant with the BC Human Rights Code so that employees are aware of the consequences of onsite use.

Cindy Zheng and the firm’s employee and human rights group are focused on this and other critical workplace issues.

Click here to hear Cindy’s interview with Rick Cluff on CBC Radio Two.  Her portion of the program begins at 51:18 of the broadcast.

Click here to see Cindy’s television interview on CBC TV.  Her portion of the program begins at approx 39:35 of the broadcast.

June 14, 2016

McQuarrie Hunter Voted "Best Law Firm" by Surrey North Delta Readers' of the Surrey Now!

Voted Best in Surrey artwork

February 26, 2016

Fall 2017 Free Public Seminars

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August 18, 2015

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