February 27th, 2019 by FH&P Lawyers

The Team here at FH&P Lawyers LLP want to extend their congratulations to Steven Schwartz on his appointed to the Supreme Court of B.C. as a Master of the Court by the Government of British Columbia. Steven Schwartz, who takes his seat in Kelowna, effective Feb. 19, 2019, was the treasurer of the Kelowna Bar Association and was involved in facilitating access to justice through volunteer work with Access Pro Bono at the Ki-Low-Na Friendship Society law clinic.


With Steven's appointment, FH&P Lawyers are happy to welcome the clients from the law firm of Schwartz & Co., and we are excited to welcome Wendy Cheung (former associate for Steven Schwartz) and Romney Austin, (paralegal from Schwartz & Co.) to the FH&P team. FH&P Lawyers is comprised of 20 practicing lawyers, and many skilled paralegals and legal assistants. We are proud to have served the Okanagan for over a century, and we invite you to click here to learn more about our individual lawyers and how to contact them.

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FH&P Lawyers LLP Welcomes Tanvir Gill to the Firm

Originally from Surrey, B.C. Tanvir obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from Simon Fraser University before attending law school at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops. She obtained her law degree in 2018 and completed her articles with a local firm. Tanvir was called to the Bar in 2019 and joined FH&P as an associate in July 2020. Tanvir is building a practice with a focus on residential and commercial real estate, business law and wills and estates. She is fluent in both Punjabi and Hindi. Outside of the office, Tanvir enjoys taking advantage of all that the Okanagan Valley has to offer, whether that means visiting her favourite wineries, paddle boarding or snowboarding at Big White in the winters.

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