Catherine Rose Joins Pender Litigation

Along with opening a Surrey office, Pender Litigation has joined forces with Catherine Rose. Catherine is a graduate of the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC.  After law school, Catherine completed her articles in criminal law at Sutherland Jetté in Vancouver....

New Surrey Office Space

Pender Litigation is expanding. You will still be able to find us at our Vancouver office space but for those on the other side of the Fraser River, you will now be able to meet with our lawyers at our new Surrey office space. Located near the Semiahmoo Shopping...

What is Judicial Review?

At the risk of stating the obvious, there are numerous types of proceedings which happen daily in our courts. There are of course trials. In a criminal case that is where guilt or innocence is decided. In civil trials the court is often tasked with determining...

Sentencing: Intoxication and Mental Illness

The fundamental principle of sentencing is that a sentence must be proportionate to the gravity of the offence and the degree of responsibility of the offender. On its face this may seem simple. In practice this can be a challenge. No two offences or offenders come...

False Confessions

Awareness continues to grow in relation to the frequency of false confessions. There are many famous examples where people have been exonerated years after confessing. With the knowledge that false confessions do occur, the question becomes how does the court handle...
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