Advancing the Practice of Law in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada

Surrey Bar Association Directors

Peter Buxton KC, President 

Peter practices with Panorama Legal LLP in Surrey.  An experienced trial lawyer, he has appeared at all levels of court in B.C. for more than 38 years.  As a trained mediator, Peter routinely works with clients to resolve their cases at mediation, and, if necessary, at trial.

Peter is also the President of Dan's Legacy Foundation.

Josh Krueger, Vice President

Josh is a partner at the firm of Jaswal & Krueger Criminal Defence Lawyers. He practices primary in criminal law but also assists clients with administrative driving offences. His legal career began in Vancouver but he has been a member of the Surrey Bar Association since 2018 and often can be found in the busy courtrooms of the Surrey Provincial Court.

In addition to his role as VP, Josh is a part of our membership, professional development, and Surrey Inns of Courts committees. Along with Zain Ali, he looks after the Barrister's Lounge at Surrey Provincial Court.

Jatinder Singh Gill, Treasurer

In addition to graduating from the Faculty of Law at TRU, Jatinder has a degree in Business Administration from SFU.  He is currently an Articled Student at Hamilton Duncan Law Corporation.

Corry Clark, Secretary

Corry, is a Partner in the Surrey office of Fasken where she practices in the areas of civil litigation and arbitration, with an emphasis on commercial, corporate and real estate disputes.

Corry has held a variety of portfolios with the SBA over the years including President from 2017-2018.  In addition to her current role as Secretary, Corry is a part of our social and finance committees.

Gordon Kabanuk, Past President 2021-2022

Gord maintains an independent practice in White Rock, focused primarily on criminal and family law.  In addition to his defence practice, Gord often acts as agent for the Provincial Crown before the Review Board of BC on an ad hoc basis and has experience in personal injury plaintiff, defence and other civil litigation work.

Gord has held various portfolios with the SBA over the years including President (2018-19 & 2021-22).  He currently  oversees our website and communications, acts co-chair for the Surrey Court Mental Health Committee, is a member of the organizing committee for the Surrey Inns of Court, and generally acts as a court liaison on behalf of the SBA. 

Chelsea Dubeau, Director at Large

Chelsea is an associate with Hamilton Duncan and practices primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, collections, estates and trusts, and insurance defence matters.  

Chelsea was SBA President from 2020 to 2021.  She currently oversees our membership portfolio and is on the organizing committee for the Surrey Inns of Court.

Cheryl Stanley, Director at Large

Cheryl began her career in the Law Courts of England before immigrating to Canada in 1996.   Until recently, her practice here in BC consisted entirely of federal prosecution work. She now practices with the Provincial Crown in Surrey.   

Cheryl was President of the SBA from 2019-2020 and currently  is part of the Annual Westminster County Bar Associations Golf Tournament committee and is co-chair of the organizing committee for the Surrey Inns of Court.

Jason Maynes, Director at Large

Jason is a partner at Panorama Legal LLP. Called to the bar in 2008, he practices in the areas of corporate law, real estate, and wills and estates. In addition to his legal practice, Jason is a current director of the Surrey Board of Trade. He currently serves as a member our Annual Bench and Bar Dinner organizing committee along with website and communications.

Kelly Slade-Kerr, Director at Large

Kelly practices in all areas of employment and labour law with HHBG in Surrey, and helps clients navigate difficult  workplace issues including wrongful dismissals and cases involving discrimination or harassment.

She is currently a member of our social committee.

Junki Hong, Director at Large

Working with KSW Lawyers, Junki focuses on employment law including wrongful dismissals, employment standards, employment contracts and human rights claims.  He also advises clients with commercial litigation concerns such shareholder, lease and contractual disputes.  

Junki is a member of our professional development and SBA Bench & Bar Dinner committees. 

Spencer Hamade, Director at Large

Spencer practices with the Provincial Crown in Surrey.  He is a member of our SBA Bench & Bar Dinner organizing committee.

Zain Ali, Director at Large

Zain is a criminal defence lawyer practicing with the Surrey firm of Stern Shapray.  He is active in the soccer community and speaks fluent Hindi.

Zain is a member of our court user's and professional development committees.  Along with Josh, Zain looks after the Barrister's Lounge at Surrey Provincial Court.

Ashley Dhaliwal, Director at Large

Ashley works in the Real Estate Division at UBC Sauder School of Business.  She is a member of our SBA social committee.

Kiran Gill, Director at Large

As an associate with McQuarrie, Kiran works in the Dispute Resolution and Litigation Group on commercial disputes involving property, contracts, partnerships and corporate governance.  She is member of our social and website/communications committees.

Christie Gilmour, Director at Large

Christie is an employment and workplace human rights lawyer who advises on all aspects of workplace law, from hiring to firing and everything in between.  She practices at Forte Workplace Law where she acts for employees, employers and as a neutral third-party investigator.  Christie is a member of our social committee.

Soleman Hashmi, Director at Large

Soleman is the founder and principal of Hashmi Law a local firm focusing primarily on personal injury law.  He is fluent in French, Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi and also speaks Spanish. In addition to his role as a director for the SBA, Soleman is on the board of directors for the Downtown Surrey Business Improvement Association and was previously on the board of directors for the Surrey International Music Marathon.

Soleman is a member of our professional development committee.

Michael Filice, Director at Large

Michael practices tax law with the Department of Justice.   Raised in Surrey, Michael has returned to the community to contribute to the growth of his hometown.  As former Treasurer for the SBA, Michael continues to assist in an advisory capacity and as member of our finance committee.

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