News + Cases of Interest

Some notable cases and news about the firm:

  • Jail time avoided in Securities Act prosecution

    April 11, 2017

    A Provincial Court judge declined to impose the 10-15 months’ jail sought by the Crown in a BC Securities Act case involving a dozen charges. Brock Martland was counsel.

  • Murder trial ends in manslaughter verdict

    April 4, 2017

    After a jury trial at Vancouver Supreme Court, Joe Saulnier’s client was found not guilty of second-degree murder, but guilty of manslaughter. The client was also acquitted of attempted murder of a different person, arising from the same shooting incident.

  • Charges dropped in shooting case

    A week before the start of trial, charges were terminated in a prosecution for attempted murder in Vancouver. The case involved a targeted shooting arising in the drug trade. Brock Martland was defence counsel.

  • Delay application results in case being dropped

    March 3, 2017

    The firm obtained a judicial stay of proceedings which terminated the prosecution of serious charges, based on the 2016 Supreme Court of Canada decision in R. v. Jordan.

  • Acquittal at trial on sexual assault allegations

    After a trial at Provincial Court, on allegations of sexual assault and in a case involving security video footage, the firm’s client was found not guilty.