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A lawyer who graduated with him from UBC in 1950 told me: “I never would have gone through law school without McEachern’s notes.” That voluntary confession, apart from its refreshing candour and expression of gratitude, illuminates not only the note-taker’s generous spirit but...

UBC was saddened by the passing of one its most distinguished faculty members, Dr. Charles Bourne, on June 25, 2012. Dr. Bourne completed a B.A. from the University of Toronto in 1945, an LL.M. from Cambridge in 1947 and an S.J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1970. After several years at the...

On November 20, 1997, the B.C. Branch of the Canadian Bar Association presented Allan Bate, Q.C. with the prestigious Georges A. Goyer Q.C. Memorial Award for Distinguished Service. At a Bench and Bar Dinner hosted by Kerry Lynne D. Findlay, president of the B.C. Branch, he...

“What in hell is the Jokers Club?” reads the first line of a Ubyssey article published in October, 1945. “A club for all nitwits, screwballs, and zanies,” was the answer of Alan Beesley, founding member, Noise Joker and club publicity man. “We are lunatics at large.” The Jokers Club is the...

Richard Fraser Gosse, Q.C., known across Canada as Dick Gosse, was a lawyer of many careers, all of them pursued with flair and verve. He died in Vancouver on November 18, 2008. Few have had a legal career filled with such adventure, changing positions and new challenges, all of which were...

Brian William Ferriman McLoughlin was born October 4, 1927 in Victoria. He attended St. Michael’s School and Oak Bay High School where it is reputed he lost some of his innocence and most of his hair. After graduating from U.B.C. Law School he articled with Lawrence & Shaw...

Meredith J. is now the senior puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia having been sworn in on April 27, 1973. He was born in Vancouver in 1922 and was the son of the late Elmore Meredith, Q.C., a well known Vancouver lawyer, who, in his time, had been a Bencher...

For the first time since the early 1950’s (when William Haldane served as Master Treasurer), a Master Treasurer will hail from Victoria. This is not an insignificant feat when one considers that to lay claim to this office one must serve long and sufficiently well to achieve...

Diana M. Priestly, who has served as Law Librarian and a member of the Faculty at both of the Province’s law schools, will retire from her position at the University of Victoria on June 30, 1987. Her association with the law and the legal profession in British Columbia began...

As lawyers, we like to tell “war stories.” We usually mean some court room drama, or perhaps a deal that went sideways. At 89 years of age, Don Easton has lots of war stories, gathered over a remarkable life and career. With 61 years at the bar, he has plenty of lawyer “war...

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