April J. E. Gilliland will commence practice in general civil litigation and family law at Velletta & Company in Victoria, after articling with Cook Roberts LLP.
Danielle Bretton, formerly of Stevens Kale in Vancouver, is back from Africa and practicing at Somers & Company in New Westminster (ICBC defence).
Lee T.J. Fisher has recently joined the firm of Tees Kiddle Spencer in Campbell River where he continues to practice in the areas of corporate commercial, real estate and wills and estates.
Saba Naqvi, a U.S. attorney licensed in California and British Columbia, has joined Embarkation Law Group where she will head its U.S. immigration and naturalization practice group.
Niki Sharma has joined the firm Donovan & Company where she will practice aboriginal law, including residential schools litigation.
Mark Virgin joins Linda Stevens to form Stevens Virgin. Their injury law and insurance defence team includes lawyers Jason Adrian, Gwen Chambers, James O’Flynn and Kiran Dhaliwal.
As of August 15, 2006, Cindy Cheuk has joined Lang Michener LLP as an associate in the Vancouver office. Ms. Cheuk previously articled in a boutique Vancouver law firm. At Lang Michener LLP, she will be working in the foreclosure and realization practice areas, specializing in the financial services and real estate industries.
This article was published in the October 2006 issue of BarTalk. © 2006 The Canadian Bar Association. All rights reserved.