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VOL. 80 PART 4 JULY 2022
T he Spanish Armada was a 130-vessel fleet that was part of an
unsuccessful Spanish attempt to invade England in the sum-
mer of 1588. That August at Tilbury in Essex, when invasion
was still believed to be imminent, Elizabeth I proclaimed to
her troops that she had “the body of a weak and feeble woman … but … the
heart and stomach of a king” and promised to “take up arms”—a prospect
averted in part by what was seen as a divine wind driving the Spanish fleet
away from England’s coast, into the North Sea. To all those with the heart
and stomach to change firms and take on other new challenges, we wish
you all the best and hope—not that you are depending on this, we hasten to
add!—that the wind is in your favour.
Nicole Byres, Q.C., retires from Miller Thomson and takes up a post at
Southern Butler Price in North Vancouver where she will be doing arbitrations,
mediations and investigations. Janine F. Jones moves from RF Binnie
& Associates Ltd. to become the director of risk and legal at Binnie Engineering.
Suzanne R. Mercier moves to Nexii Building Solutions Inc. as general
counsel, leaving her role as Fractional General Counsel presumably to go one
hundred per cent in – Ed.. Mark K. Leung is the new general counsel at GSL
Group, having previously been at Broadband TV. Jonathan Longcroft takes
up a position with Thorsteinssons, having articled at Lawson Lundell. Elizabeth
Cunningham moves to Vancouver to join Branch MacMaster. Before
that, she was counsel at the federal Department of Justice in Toronto.
Daniel F. Hepburn jumps from Kornfeld LLP to join McLean & Armstrong.
Paul R. Ives, Q.C., moves from Ives Burger to the Courtenay office of Ram-
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.