Sovani v. Jin
This is one of the leading decisions in British Columbia with respect to the considerations that come into play...
Working from offices in Vancouver and Kelowna, our lawyers represent a wide array of clients in transportation law matters such as aircraft operators, motor vehicle operators, rail companies, trucking companies, and their insurers.
We have extensive experience with the defence of personal injury, cargo, baggage, passenger, products liability, equipment, property damage, and accident claims. These matters often include property damage, business loss, environmental claims, catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, underinsured motorist protection and uninsured motorist claims, as well as subrogated claims.
In addition, the firm provides advice concerning insurance coverage and commercial disputes. Our litigators have substantial experience in contract disputes, industry and regulatory matters. This allows us to provide insurance and transportation companies with comprehensive legal services.
Transportation companies and insurers look to Eyford Partners for well-balanced and strategic advice. Our lawyers have a track record of success in defending our clients’ interests. We have substantial experience dealing with jurisdictional issues, advice to out of Province companies in the transportation industry arising from accidents, to contract disputes. Eyford Partners represents insurers and companies based in British Columbia, Canadian, and internationally.
Our lawyers are highly valued for their legal skills in navigating complex claims. We are responsible client’s specific needs and provide prompt and effective dispute resolution options and advice. Prompt and frequent reporting is critical to the best interests of our clients.
We have extensive experience with negotiations and mediation, options which can provide clients with timely and cost-effective resolutions. Should it come to trial and appearances, our lawyers have the expertise to effectively advocate for our clients’ position in court. Our lawyers have appeared at every level of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada.
Angie Wong obtained her Paralegal Certificate from Capilano University in 2008. Before that, she obtained her Certificate of Legal Administrative Studies from Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Before joining the firm, Angie was employed at a large national law firm for many years where she gained extensive experience in Commercial Litigation and Insurance Litigation. Angie joined the firm in 2014.
Stacey Whiteside is a paralegal in the firm’s Kelowna office. Stacey graduated from McMaster University in 1993 with a Bachelor of Humanities degree in History. She then obtained her Paralegal Diploma from Capilano University in 1998. Stacey has worked extensively in the area of personal injury litigation for both plaintiff and defence firms in the Okanagan. Stacey joined the firm in 2013.
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.
Jennifer Montgomery is a graduate of Capilano University with a Paralegal Diploma in 2007 and a Bachelor of Legal Studies in 2014. Before joining the firm, she worked in the commercial litigation and insurance and tort liability practice groups of a large national law firm. Jennifer joined the firm in 2010.
Nichole Kirk obtained a Paralegal Diploma from Capilano University in 2011 and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Alberta in 2003. Nichole has worked in various areas of litigation prior to joining the firm in 2016.
Maria Hammell has more than 19 years of experience in civil litigation matters, primarily personal injury and insurance defence. She assists in all aspects of file management including drafting pleadings, analyzing medical and wage loss documents, instructing experts and communicating with clients. She works mostly on high complexity files with issues relating to brain injuries. Maria joined the firm in 2016 and works in the capacity of a legal administrative assistant and paralegal.
Michelle Daniels graduated from the University of British Columbia with a B.A. in Psychology, followed by a Paralegal Diploma from Capilano University. Michelle has been with the firm since its inception.
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.
Kerri Widdup is a paralegal in the firm’s Kelowna office for Robert D. Shaw. Kerri obtained her Paralegal Certificate from Capilano University in 2005 and has over 20 years of experience working in the private and public sectors. Kerri joined the firm in 2017.