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Claire Hatcher has practiced in Vancouver as a criminal lawyer since 2003. Her practice spans from trials in Provincial Court and more complex jury trials in the Supreme Court of British Columbia, to appellate work in the British Columbia Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.
Jonathan Desbarats is a barrister and partner at Pender Litigation, practising in both English and French. Originally from London, Ontario, he graduated from Mount Allison Universtiy in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature, with honours. He then pursued a career in journalism, winning awards for his news reporting and photojournalism, before working as a documentary film producer on co-productions for the NFB, the CBC, the History Channel, and HBO, among others.
Scott Wright is a founding partner at Pender Litigation. Prior to his call to the Bar he earned a bachelor of arts degree at Simon Fraser University with a major in Communications. He then completed law school at the University of Manitoba.
Kevin B. Westell is a partner at Pender Litigation. He earned his law degree at the Robson Hall School of Law at the University of Manitoba in 2008. He completed his articles under Glen Orris, Q.C. in 2009 and continued to practice with him before joining Sutherland Jetté as a partner in 2013. Mr. Westell has developed an extensive and varied criminal law practice. He has defended accused persons at all levels of court in British Columbia and before the Mental Health Review Board. He works regularly as an ‘ad hoc’ prosecutor across the lower mainland and also consults police agencies from time to time regarding sensitive witness issues on large cases.
Born and raised in British Columbia, Catherine Rose graduated from McGill University with an Honours Bachelor of Arts (in Sociology). She then completed law school at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at UBC. After law school, Catherine completed her articles in criminal law at Sutherland Jetté in Vancouver.