Firm History & Partners
Jim Gould joined the firm as a contract lawyer in 2008, and decided to enter the partnership in 2011. Before that he experienced the world from a number of disciplines including construction, the Canadian Armed Forces, and social work. After getting his law degree he practised general civil litigation for a firm in Vancouver and then opened his own small litigation boutique where he focused on employment and labour law. When he was approached by Michael, he realized that HHBG would be a stronger platform for assisting workers and defending and upholding their rights in the workplace. Here, he has steadily built our substantial labour practice.
Expanding Our Access to Employees
In 2016, the firm sought to expand its services to further reaches of B.C. by launching a virtual law practice. The aim is to ensure that all workers in B.C. have access to quality, responsive employment legal advice, regardless of their proximity to a major city.
These efforts continued in March of 2017 with the opening of our Surrey office, which is located in the very accessible Panorama Business District. Five HHBG lawyers will work in our Surrey office.
Kelly Slade-Kerr serves as Managing Partner of our Surrey office. Kelly has been working part-time with HHBG Lawyers for 12 years as she raised her children and more recently served in public office. Her role as manager of the Surrey office marks her return to full-time involvement with the firm.