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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.
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 email@example.com.
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.
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.
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.
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Family Law Blog
- January is a busy month in Family Law.
- When Can You Move with the Children?
- Parenting after separation: Understanding guardianship
Personal Injury Blog
- Plaintiff who developed drug addiction after accident awarded $248,996 in damages
- Plaintiff assaulted by his neighbour awarded $217,500 in damages
- Bar found liable for accident caused by drunk customer
- Court shields identity of plaintiff saying publicity “could be harmful to his mental health”
- City found liable in slip-and-fall on sidewalk
- Plaintiff ordered to attend IME with defence psychiatrist
- Plaintiff awarded $80,000 in non-pecuniary damages for “moderate” soft tissue injuries
- Court dismisses defence application for Independent Medical Examination with Psychiatrist
- Plaintiff awarded $95,000 in non-pecuniary damages for Chronic Pain and Depression
- Registrar declines to reimburse plaintiff for cost of “Litigation Insurance”
- Court rejects ICBC argument that failure to place signs at scene of accident fatal to hit-and-run claim
- Plaintiff ordered to sign IME consent form or “risk claim being struck”
- Court awards $120,000 in non-pecuniary damages to 24 year-old plaintiff with “chronic mechanical back pain”
- Court awards paralyzed plaintiff $4,500,000 for cost of future care
- Court awards $175,000 in non-pecuniary damages for plaintiff with “Somatic Symptom Disorder”
- Court finds restaurant liable in slip-and-fall case saying “no satisfactory efforts” made to keep floor clean
- How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help You Claim Psychological Injuries
- Court of Appeal upholds finding that bus driver negligent for “braking too hard”
- Court of Appeal sets aside award for future cost of Botox treatments saying “no evidentiary foundation for the award”
- Court awards plaintiff $418,000 for loss of housekeeping capacity
- Court finds rear-end driver not liable for accident due to “sudden and unsafe lane change” by plaintiff
- Court dismisses claim of passenger in single-vehicle crash saying “no one can be held at fault” for accident
- Court criticizes defence Orthopedic Surgeon as being “either deliberately misleading or grossly careless”
- Plaintiff denied reimbursement for private MRI where “publicly funded option was available”
- Plaintiff denied double costs even though formal offer beaten by $200,000
- Court Awards $100,000 in Non-Pecuniary Damages for Plaintiff with Pre-Existing Disability
- Court Awards $155,000 in Special Costs Against ICBC for Late Disclosure of Video Surveillance
- Court of Appeal upholds Trial Judge’s Dismissal of Earning Capacity Claim
- Court Criticizes ICBC For Use of Orthopaedic Surgeon in Soft Tissue Case
- Court Finds Plaintiff “Not Truthful” after viewing ICBC Surveillance Video
- Court finds plaintiff would have stopped working at 65, despite plaintiff’s evidence to the contrary
- Court finds $22,000 Cost for Expert Report “Reasonable”
- Court Strikes Defence Jury Notice on Basis that Wage Loss Claim Too “Complex”
- Court awards $110,000 non-pecuniary damages for Chronic Pain Syndrome
- Court grants Plaintiff’s application to leave ICBC Medical Examination if forced to wait longer than 30 minutes
- Court denies ICBC’s request for Independent Medical Examination with Physiatrist
Real Estate Law Blog
Employment Law Blog
- Accessing Employee Emails: A Breach of Privacy?
- Can Employees Be Fired For Carrying On Office Romances?
- Employers Can Fire Employees for Nasty Comments Posted on Facebook
Corporate Commercial Law Blog
- Recent decision may have serious consequences for Personal Property Registry Charges
- Non Competition Clauses – Payette v. Guay Inc. 2013 SCC 45