We are delighted to announce that Krista Simon, a partner in our personal injury group, was voted the number one lawyer in Vancouver in the 2018 Stars of Vancouver awards by the Vancouver Courier.
We are not surprised by her win. Krista has passionately advocated for her injured clients for 15 years and we know how much she loves her work.
In 2016, Krista was nominated in The Canadian Lawyer’s Top 25 Most Influential awards, recognizing lawyers under 40 making an impact in their communities and in the legal professional.
In 2015, Krista was President of the Trial Lawyers Association of B.C. — only the fourth woman president in the organization’s 35 year history. During her tenure, she forged key relationships with stakeholders and directed the organization’s attention to greater participation in a wide variety of legal issues.
She was the first woman to achieve partnership at Hammerberg and has become a mentor and educator for young lawyers both within and outside this firm.
On May 1,2021 ICBC is enacting a new no-fault insurance model. This model is referred as an “enhanced care”, individuals involved in car accidents in British Columbia will no longer be able to sue for injuries.
Insurance brokers have a duty to give sound insurance advice. In a commercial insurance context, brokers are required to know the in/out of a clients’ business in order to source and secure the proper insurance coverage.
Many businesses have been forced to close, limit their hours, or reduce their capacity. Despite a vaccine, the economic impact will likely continue, particularly in the face of new strains of the virus.
On January 28, 2021, the Ontario Superior Court addressed “inadequacies in current legal responses to internet defamation and harassment” by creating a new tort of internet harassment and cyber bullying.