THE ADVOCATE 947
VOL. 79 PART 6 NOVEMBER 2021
T hose in the know report that the winter solstice for 2021 will
occur at 7:58 a.m. on Tuesday, December 21. It is the day with
the fewest daylight hours. As such, it is often known as the
“shortest day” of the year or the occasion of the “longest night”.
Just in time, we provide some news that we hope will brighten your days.
Happy Yule to you all!
Harman Bains moves from Gowlings to join Lawson Lundell. Mat Brechtel
leaves Norton Rose Fulbright to launch a boutique IP firm called Seastone
IP. Joining him from their former firm of Gowlings are Scott Foster and
Tania D’Souza Culora. Eyford Partners welcomes Drummond Lambert,
who was previously at Clark Wilson. Cheri Eklund joins the Kelowna office
of Eyford Partners, having previously been at Armstrong Naish Trial
Lawyers. Isabelle Lam leaves Lawson Lundell’s Kelowna office to take up
a post at the Red Deer Crown Prosecutors’ Office. After a run of ten years,
Vivienne Stewart closes Railtown Law and joins YLaw Group as associate
counsel. Liyan Wu lands at Clark Wilson from Chen & Leung. Brett Love
and Michael L. Drouillard leave their positions at the Department of Justice
and Harper Grey, respectively, to form a new law practice called
Drouillard Lawyers. H. Lance Williams moves to McCarthys from Cassels.
Raman Johal hops from Clark Wilson to Gowlings. Ravina Sandhu joins
Hamilton Duncan from Smyth Hoover Sandhu. Also joining Hamilton Duncan
is Anisha Jagpal, formerly with Dominion Law Group.
Pulver Crawford Munroe beefs up its ranks with the addition of Kerri Crawford,
moving from Stewart McDannold Stuart, and Taylor H. Topliss, for-
Lawyers who have moved their practices should e-mail details of their past and present circumstances to Peter Roberts, Q.C.,
at <email@example.com> to ensure an appearance in “Bench and Bar”. Note that we do not report changes in
lawyers’ status within their firms (from associate to partner, for example) other than in cases where persons formerly articled
have been hired as associates.