THE ADVOCATE 469
VOL. 80 PART 3 MAY 2022
New Zealand’s Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay
completed the first successful ascent of Mount Everest—the
world’s highest mountain at nearly 8,900 metres above sea
level—in late May 1953. News broke in London on the same
day as the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II (“All this, and Everest too!”).
What new summits have our colleagues reached? Read on to find out.
Fiona Wong leaves Lesperance Mendes and moves to Samfiru Tumarkin.
Gareth J.S. Green sashays from Infinity Law to Burns Fitzpatrick. Jim
Boyle bids adieu to Lawson Lundell to join Forte Workplace Law. Rory S.
Godinho, Kathy H. Tang, Lucy Schilling, Brian B. Fast and Iain J. Mingo
join Cozen O’Connor from Cassels Brock & Blackwell. Nathan S. Cramer is
now at Edwards, Kenny & Bray, having left MLT Aikins. Charleen S.
Sibanda moves to Harper Grey from her previous role as counsel to the
Legislative Assembly of British Columbia. Ryan LaPlante shifts from Burns
Fitzpatrick to join Bridgehouse Law. Buck D. Hughes is now with Clark Wilson,
having moved from Lesperance Mendes. Laésha J. Smith and Kelly
Ann Maw join the newly constituted firm of Poulus Ensom. Both were previously
with Cozen O’Connor. Heidi Rolfe starts a new gig as the compliance
officer at University Canada West, leaving Borden Ladner Gervais to
do so. Arjun S. Hair leaves KSW Lawyers to join Koffman Kalef. Farid Muttalib
sets off from his in-house counsel role with the CBC to set up his own
shop under the shingle Muttalib Law. John L. Sampson, Neil Davie, Caroline
Lee, Alex Fane, Liza K. Volpiana and Justin A. Rektor have forsaken
the international bright lights of Norton Rose Fulbright to set up their own
Lawyers who have moved their practices should e-mail details of their past and present circumstances to Peter Roberts, Q.C.,
at <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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.