Best Lawyers lists 10 RS Lawyers in 13 Practice Areas

The Best Lawyers in Canada® compiles lists of outstanding lawyers by conducting peer-review surveys in which leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.  A listing in Best Lawyers® is widely regarded within the legal profession as a singular honour, conferred on a lawyer by his peers.  This year Robertson Stromberg has ten lawyers listed as Best Lawyers in thirteen practice areas.

Congratulations to:

M. Kim Anderson QC in the practice areas of Banking and Finance Law as well as Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law.  Kim was also singled out as Lawyer of the Year for 2015 in the practice area of Insolvency and Financial Restructuring Law.

Christopher J. H. Donald in the practice area of Corporate Law

Melvin A. Gerspacher QC in Tax Law

Allan M. Haubrich QC in the practice area of Trusts and Estates

Tiffany M. Paulsen QC in the practice area of Family Law

William D. Preston QC for Construction Law

Leslie W. Presser QC was named Best Lawyer in three practice areas:  Corporate Law, Mining Law, as well as Natural Resources Law

Reynold A. Robertson QC for Education Law

Gary D. Young QC for Insurance Law

Kenneth K.E. Ziegler for Immigration Law

 

 

 

 

Robertson Stromberg hired to assist in the review of SaskPower’s smart meter program

The following Canadian Press article appeared in local media outlets on August 15, 2014.

 

A Crown agency is going to do a review of SaskPower’s smart meter program.

Dick Carter, president of Crown Investments Corporation, says independent experts will look at procurement and contract management of the smart meter program, safety issues and cost recovery options, which could include legal action.

The province ordered SaskPower to replace all 105,000 installed smart meters after at least nine fires believed related to the devices.

The government pegs the replacement tab at $15 million, but the full cost of the program is expected to be $47 million once the defective meters are removed.

PricewaterhouseCoopers will review procurement and contract management — the firm has written several reports that are available online regarding smart meter implementation in various parts of the world.

CIC has hired Saskatoon law firm Robertson Stromberg and engineers Ritenburg and Associates of Regina to provide advice on cost recovery options and safety issues.

“There will be a public report issued at the conclusion of the review, with findings and recommendations.” Carter said in a news release.

“Were sound processes followed by SaskPower in selecting the meter supplier and installer?  What was the cause of the fires?  And what recourse is available to recover costs? These are some of the questions that need to be answered by this review.”

 

To learn more about this:   http://regina.ctvnews.ca/smart-meter-program-to-undergo-review-1.1961852#ixzz3AV3Ognp3

 

 

Hawryluk to serve as Inquest Coroner

The Province of Saskatchewan’s Chief Coroner has appointed Partner Timothy P. Hawryluk to serve as Inquest Coroner in relation to the Inquest into the Death of Morris Ermine.  The Inquest is set to run from August 11th until August 15, at the Court of Queen’s Bench in Prince Albert.

Month: August 2014