• On-deck containers overboard: Can the carrier rely on Hague-Visby limitations?

    By Thomas S. Hawkins, Maritime Lawyer with Bernard LLP Read more »
  • New tools aim to strengthen WorkSafeBC

    By Lorna Pawluk, Associate Counsel with Bernard LLP Read more »
  • Succession planning for small business

    By Catherine Hofmann, Bernard LLP Read more »

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Megan Nicholls Maritime Lawyer, Bernard LLP, Vancouver
“Ultimately, it is through negotiated settlements, with good faith and give and take on all sides, reinforced by the judgements of this Court, that we will achieve […] a basic purpose of s. 35(1) – ‘the reconciliation of the...
Thomas S. Hawkins, Maritime Lawyer with Bernard LLP
Somewhat in keeping with the theme of this month’s issue, namely vessel safety, the Federal Court released a decision in January dealing with a loss of containers at sea and questions regarding application of the Hague-Visby Rules to on-deck ca...
Peter Swanson, Partner, Bernard LLP
Canada has a long and robust history of seeking to protect Canada’s Arctic waters. The transit of the U.S. tanker S.S. Manhattan in the late summer of 1969 through the Northwest Passage was viewed by the government at the time as a challenge to...
Lorna Pawluk, Associate Counsel with Bernard LLP
Employers in British Columbia should be aware of the new tools now available to WorkSafeBC to enforce compliance with workplace safety obligations. Legislation passed in the summer of 2014 has resulted in a greater range of enforcement tools availabl...
Catherine Hofmann, Bernard LLP
Although this space is usually reserved for articles with a maritime law focus, many of the business issues facing the maritime industry are identical to those facing businesses generally — whether large or small. One such issue is succession p...