Chalmers v. AMO Canada Company
Counsel for the representative plaintiff in an appeal upholding certification of a class action against the manufacturers of Complete...
Appeals and judicial review matters are unique proceedings that call for a specialized skill-set.
Many lawyers never handle an appeal in the course of their careers. Others will serve as appeal counsel a handful of times. But very few lawyers make civil appeals their professional focus. Two of those few are at Eyford Partners, and we know of no firm with more appeal experience in British Columbia.
Decisions can always be challenged (or defended) in multiple ways. Success on appeal or judicial review requires an in-depth understanding of procedure, extensive advocacy experience, and an intuition for strategy. After completing judicial clerkships with appeal courts, the firm’s appeal counsel have continued to hone their craft through decades of appellate advocacy. We provide clients with sound counsel, educating them as to their options and advising them on the best course to take.
Our appellate team is generally retained when matters proceed on appeal, and most frequently represents clients in the Court of Appeal for British Columbia challenging or defending decisions of the Supreme Court of British Columbia. Our firm also has extensive experience in the Supreme Court of Canada and in judicial review proceedings from decision-makers such as municipal councils, regulators, and other administrative bodies.
Paula Robson obtained her Certificate in Paralegal Studies from Capilano University in 2011. Before joining the firm, she worked as a paralegal/legal assistant at a large national law firm. Paula joined the firm in 2012.
Allison Bird graduated from Capilano University in 2000 with a Paralegal Diploma. Before that, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Victoria. Before joining the firm as a paralegal in 2014, Allison worked as a litigation paralegal in Vancouver and Victoria, most recently with the investigations department of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia.