David Austin interviewed by The Vancouver Sun

Yesterday, David Austin was interviewed by The Vancouver Sun on the subject of the growing tech-sector demand for green power. In the article, David states that the congestion in the Northwest U.S. transmission system has been a long-standing barrier to B.C. signing long-term power contracts in big markets such as California.

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Kochański Zięba Rapala & Partners wins a case for Ringier Axel Springer against Radosław Sikorski, the former Polish Foreign Affairs Minister and current Marshal of the Sejm

Rafal Zieba_portret wwwOn 25 March 2015 the Regional Court in Warsaw entirely dismissed the Statement of Claim submitted by Radosław Sikorski in a case brought against Ringier Axel Springer Polska (RASP), represented by Kochański Zięba Rapala & Partners Law Firm.

Radosław Sikorski was represented by Roman Giertych, advocate. On the side of Radosław Sikorski, as an intervening party, the CHAI Foundation put itself forward to take part in the case, and was also represented by Roman Giertych. Anna Cichonska_portret

Radosław Sikorski brought a legal action against RASP for the comments of internet users which he alleged infringed his personal interests and were published on the internet portal below an article entitled: “Sikorski informed on anti-Semites through internet fora”. Radosław Sikorski took the position that the publisher of the internet portal was responsible for the breach of personal interests by the internet users in accordance with general principles resulting from the Polish Civil Code and Press Law. The claims raised by him, were as follows: removal of comments made by the internet users, publication of apologies on the following internet portals:,,,,,,,,,,,,,, as well as compensation in the amount of PLN 20,000. More…

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RSS welcomes a new lawyer

March 25, 2015 — The firm is pleased to welcome Jordi Montblanch, who will focus his practice mainly on transportation and administrative law. Jordi was very recently called to the Quebec Bar, a few weeks after becoming a member of the Ontario Bar.

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Clark Wilson paralegals become designated paralegals

Shannon Baker and Nancy Vianello have become the first designated paralegals at Clark Wilson. By obtaining this designation, which was created and is recognized by the Law Society of BC, Shannon and Nancy are able to provide an additional level of access, responsiveness and value to our clients in the areas of insurance and construction law for Shannon and in the area of strata property law for Nancy. Congratulations, Shannon and Nancy!

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Finalists for Eight Law Awards (25.3.2015)

HOMS are proud to once again be shortlisted as finalists in the AIB Private Banking Irish Law Awards 2015. This year HOMS are shortlisted as finalists in an astounding total of eight awards, namely:-
1. Alternative Dispute Resolution Team of the Year
2. Banking, Finance and Insolvency Team of the Year
3. Family Law Team of the Year
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“Ask the Expert”- Free Employment Law Seminar

We would be delighted if you could join us at our next “Ask the Expert” employment law seminar, which is being held at 29, Royal Exchange Square on Friday 27th March 2015. As always, the seminar will be jointly hosted with Syme Drummond, recruitment specialists.

This time round, we will be looking at the legislative changes taking effect in April, with particular focus on the new Shared Parental Leave scheme coming into force on 5th April. Additionally, we will provide an updated overview of recent developments in the holiday pay cases that have caused difficulties for so many employers recently.

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Medicare Chronic Care Management: Billing, Compliance, and Implementation Issues (Hindmand)

McDonald Hopkins attorney Rick Hindmand was a panelist for the AHLA’s webinar “Medicare Chronic Care Management: Billing, Compliance, and Implementation Issues,” on March 24, 2015. This program examined Medicare policies for billing under new the Chronic Care Management (CCM) codes along with related implementation and compliance challenges.

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Lauren Liang presents to CHOA for their Spring 2015 Seminars

Tonight at the Vancouver Public Library, Lauren Liang is presenting to the Condominium Home Owners Association of BC (CHOA) for their Spring 2015 strata education program. Lauren will discuss all aspects of the fees and costs that strata corporations may collect and the collection tools available.

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Pat Williams and Veronica Franco at CLE Strata Property Update

Pat Williams is chairing and also speaking along with Veronica Franco at the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC Strata Property Update, taking place today at the Pan Pacific Hotel. They are speaking on the subjects of council meetings, special general meetings and council’s duty to enforce bylaws.

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Ted Goloff honoured by the Lord Reading Law Society

March 23, 2015 — Theodore Goloff, from our Labour and Employment Law Group, has been selected by the Lord Reading Law Society as the recipient of its Past Presidents’ Medal.

The Medal was created in 1998, to be awarded from time to time to a member or former member of the Society “who has achieved excellence in the legal profession, who has made a significant contribution of service to the community and who embodies the highest ethical standards”.

Ted will be receiving the award on June 16, on the occasion of the Society’s Annual Human Rights Lecture.

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