New Associate Lawyer Announcement

I am very pleased to announce that Layli Antinuk, a former articling student at Dwyer Tax Lawyers, has recently returned to Victoria from international legal work and has re-joined the firm as an associate lawyer. Layli’s arrival comes just as a number of former associates leave to join a general practice firm here in Victoria. I wish them well but remain firmly committed to the concept of a tax and estate planning boutique firm. Layli and I will carry out that commitment by offering tax, trust and estate planning services to clients and to the wider professional community.

Let me give you some background about Layli:

layli-newsLayli clerked with the British Columbia Supreme Court in Victoria, completed her articles at Dwyer Tax Lawyers and was called to the Bar in 2013. I wanted to hire Layli at that time. However, she had the opportunity to spend a year in Prague, where she worked as a lawyer in the Prague office of KPMG. During her time in Prague, the Czech Republic introduced trusts into Czech law for the first time. Layli advised KPMG on the nature of trusts in order to help them adjust to the importation of a concept hitherto unknown in Czech law.

Layli graduated from Simon Fraser University with a degree in Humanities and obtained her law degree from the University of Victoria. While at UVic Law, Layli won the prestigious Borden Ladner Gervais First Year Medal in Law – awarded for exhibiting the highest qualities of community service, student leadership and academic excellence.

I am confident that clients will find Layli a most empathetic and skilled adviser.

Sincere regards,

Blair Dwyer

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