Surrey Bar Association Directors
Mr. Josh Krueger, President
Josh is a partner at the firm of Jaswal & Krueger Criminal Defence Lawyers. He is currently the criminal law columnist for the Trial Lawyers Association of BC’s publication The Verdict. He practices primary in criminal law but also assists clients with traffic and administrative driving offences, which span across British Columbia. 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 President, Josh is a part of our membership, professional development, Barrister's Lounge and Surrey Inns of Courts committees.
Ms. Chelsea Dubeau, Vice President
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.
Mr. 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.
Ms. Gurleen Randhawa, Secretary
Gurleen practices with Panorama Legal LLP in Surrey. She practices primarily in the areas of commercial litigation focusing on real estate disputes, shareholders disputes, construction litigation, and debt collections. She also deals with administrative matters where professionals in healthcare and real estate are being investigated by their regulatory bodies. Gurleen has appeared before the Provincial Court of BC, the Supreme Court of BC, the BC Court of Appeal, and the Federal Court. Outside of work, Gurleen enjoys trying new recipes (and sharing with her loved ones), long walks, and travelling.
Mr. Peter Buxton KC, Past President 2023
Peter was called to the Bar in BC in 1981. He is Associate Counsel with Panorama Legal LLP, and he is a rostered mediator (RRM) with Mediate BC. He is a Past President of the Surrey Bar Association. Peter has appeared at all levels of court in B.C. and before both civil and criminal juries. As a mediator Peter focuses on personal injury, wills, estate and WESA matters, and elder law.
Mr. Gordon Kabanuk, Director at Large
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.
Ms. 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.
Mr. 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.
Mr. 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.
Ms. 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.
Mr. 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.
Mr. 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.
Mr. Navdip Chhabra, Director at Large
Mr. Gurinder Cheema, Director at Large
Mr. Joseph Doyle, Director at Large