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Neil Melliship recognized by World Trademark Review 1000

For the second year in a row, Neil Melliship was recognized as one of the world’s leading trademark professionals by the peer-reviewed World Trademark Review 1000. WTR 1000 is the only guide exclusively dedicated to identifying the world’s leading legal trademark service providers. Big congratulations to Neil on the huge honour.

Honourable Marion J. Allan republished in Journal of International Aging Law & Policy

In November 2012, the Honourable Marion J. Allan spoke at the Canadian Centre for Elder Law Conference. In a poignant anecdotal commentary on the state of healthcare, housing and guardianship policies for seniors, Allan gave a personal address about the final three months of her mother’s life. The topic so relevant and the story so telling, the speech was recently re-published by the Journal of International Aging Law & Policy. Find the full article here: “Do they serve coffee on this train?”

CW attends 2015 For Children We Care Gala

Larry Yen and Lauren Liang attended the 20th anniversary of the For Children We Care Gala on Saturday night at Vancouver Convention Center. This black-tie event is well attended by the Chinese business community, and brings together nearly 1,000 business and community leaders. Larry Yen of Clark Wilson LLP is a silver sponsor of the event, and Lauren Liang is a board member of the Chinese-Canadian Planned Gift Committee of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation. launches today

Today, our Commercial Real Estate Group launches their new blog: (formerly and their new Twitter handle: @CWRealEstate_CA (formerly @BCRELinks). Follow both for pertinent and timely commercial real estate topics, trends and news.

John Rogers and Larry Munn advise on CASL compliance in Franchising World magazine

On July 1, 2014, one of the world’s toughest anti-spam laws came into effect: Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). CASL prohibits the sending of commercial electronic messages to Canadians without their prior consent. Read John Rogers and Larry Munn’s recent article in the December issue of Franchising World to learn how franchisors and franchisees can comply with CASL.

Clark Wilson welcomes new associate, Brendan Morley

Clark Wilson would like to warmly welcome the newest member of our Business Litigation Group, Brendan Morley, who brings a wealth of experience in commercial litigation with a special emphasis on shareholders’ oppression and derivative claims, real estate/development disputes, defamation claims and employment litigation.

Glen Boswall and Satinder Sidhu spoke at CSC event

Earlier today, Glen Boswall and Satinder Sidhu presented at a Construction Specifications Canada luncheon. On the subject of Design Professionals' Liability, Glen and Satinder spoke on "What you don’t know can hurt you".

Congratulations to Clark Wilson's new partner

Please join us in congratulating Raman Johal on her new appointment as partner with Clark Wilson. Her hard work and dedication have resulted in many successes for our firm and our clients. We look forward to many years working together.

David Austin quoted again in Business in Vancouver

David Austin was quoted in the December 23, 2014 edition of Business in Vancouver, "Site C approval raises B.C. skilled labour concerns". In the article, David discusses the cost differences between the LNG and Site C developments.

Mr. Bernard Pinsky appointed as Queen's Counsel

We are proud to announce that Clark Wilson lawyer Mr. Bernard Pinsky was recently appointed as Queen's Counsel (QC). The BC Lieutenant-Governor in Council, on the recommendation of the BC Attorney General, bestows this honorary title in recognition of Mr. Pinsky's exceptional merit and contribution to the legal profession.

Clark Wilson Managing Partner James Speakman reiterates this prestigious recognition: "Mr. Pinsky is an outstanding commercial lawyer with specific expertise in corporate finance, securities and US law. His work translates into tangible and creative solutions for sophisticated business transactions and filings. He is a strong leader and uses his professional platform to benefit both the legal industry and the greater community."