Jenn Pereira continues to share her time and talents with the community. On April 25th, 2019 she was appointed Chair of the Board of Directors for TCU Place.
TCU Place is Saskatoon’s premier convention centre specializing in conferences, gala banquets and tradeshows. Within the convention centre, the Sid Buckwold Theatre is home to the Saskatoon Symphony and has hosted many Broadway productions and major arts performances.
A recent British Columbia Court of Appeal decision (West Van Holdings Ltd. v. Economical Mutual Insurance Company) cited an article written by associate lawyer James Steele.
“Deterrence not damages: the punitive rationale for solicitor-client costs” was published in the January 2018 issue of Canadian Journal of Insurance Law. The reference in the decision to the article appears as:
105 The special nature of insurance contracts however does not justify the creation of a different costs regime governing all insurance claimants. This question was canvassed at some length in a recent article in the Canadian Journal of Insurance Law: James Steele, “Deterrence not Damages: the Punitive Rationale for Solicitor-Client Costs” (2018) 36 Can J Ins L 1. As detailed by Mr. Steele, there is no principled reason why a different scale of costs should apply to insureds who successfully enforce a contractual obligation than any other litigant who is forced to bring an action in order to obtain relief. Many such plaintiffs are surely as sympathetic. Why, for example, should an insured receive a full or near indemnity while the plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit finds the award eroded because he or she is only entitled to a partial indemnity.
Benchmark Litigation Canada has published its guide to the leading litigation teams in the country.
The guide’s results are the culmination of a four-month research period during which time extensive interviews are conducted with litigators and their clients. The researchers examine casework handled by the firms and seek opinions on litigators practicing within their province or practice area. Using this client and peer-review methodology, Benchmark strives to provide the most accurate and comprehensive coverage of the Canadian litigation market.
Robertson Stromberg is pleased to see that the firm is ranked as a Recommended Firm for the province of Saskatchewan. Lawyers singled out as “local litigation stars” include M. Kim Anderson in the area of Insolvency Law and Gary Young in the areas of Class Action, Commercial, Insurance, and Intellectual Property. This designation reflects individuals who were recommended consistently as reputable and effective litigators by clients and peers.
Benchmark also lists Jennifer Pereira and Sean Sinclair as “future stars”. This designation is given to “ones to watch”, lawyers who are rapidly building their reputations in the market.
Jennifer Pereira, QC and Curtis Clavelle will present a webinar to Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association members on April 16, 2019. They will discuss the best responses to lawsuits, and what you can do to protect your municipality, prepare your case, and avoid unnecessary costs.
The Law Society of Saskatchewan recently offered its membership an intensive hands-on workshop on developing exceptional family law Chambers advocacy skills.
The twenty-four participants of the workshop were assigned exercises designed to develop their skills in oral submissions, as well as writing notices of applications, affidavits and memos of law. After each skills performance, they received feedback from the instructors.
As a member of the faculty of four lawyers and four judges, Sean Sinclair critiqued and offered constructive suggestions to participants and provided them with the opportunity to observe effective advocacy skills through demonstration.
The two-day professional development workshop was held in Regina.