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Avichay Sharon is a litigation associate with Branch MacMaster LLP.  He joined our firm in September 2017. Before joining Branch MacMaster LLP, Avichay served as a judicial law clerk for 6 justices of the Supreme Court of British Columbia. Before and during law school Avichay worked for several Israeli and Canadian NGOs as an advocate and researcher in the areas of international law as well as human rights law. In that capacity Avichay has been involved in several large scale civil, criminal and administrative trials in both Israel and Canada before all levels of court, including the Israeli High Court of Justice. During law school Avichay volunteered at the ‘Center For Research-Action On Race Relations’ in Montreal and was involved in Charter litigation in matters brought before courts and administrative tribunals in Quebec.

He spends his spare time reading, listening to good music, bicycling and enjoying the outdoors with his family.

Contact Avichay at asharon@branmac.com or 604-654-2951.

Areas of Practice:

  • ·         Insurance Law
  • ·         General Civil Litigation
  • ·         Class Actions

Education:

  • B.C.L./LL.B. studies at the Faculty of Law at McGill University, Montreal. Graduated in December 2015.
    • Recipient of the 2015 J.S.D. Tory Writing Award for an essay entitled “The Future of Legal Education: Imagining a Transdisciplinary Law Faculty”.
    • Research assistant at the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy.
    • B.A. studies at the Hebrew University in Philosophy, Jerusalem.

 Professional Memberships and Activities:

  • ·         Called to the Ontario Bar, 2017
  • ·         Called to the British Columbia Bar, 2017
  • ·         Member, Law Society of British Columbia
  • ·         Member, Law Society of Upper Canada
  • ·         Member, Canadian Bar Association

Publications:

  • Avichay Sharon, “Glossary of Common Criminal Terms and Cases”, National Judicial Institute, Ottawa 2017. 
  • Avichay Sharon (2017): “‘Benefit at no cost’—should squatters pay rent? A comparative analysis of gain-based awards for trespass in the Common Law and customary Talmudic Law”, Transnational Legal Theory, Vo. 8, 2017- Issue 2.  
  • ‘The Settlers Secret Slush Fund’ (in Hebrew- ‘Hakupa Hasodit Shel Hayemin Hamitnachali’), Molad, Jerusalem 2014, p.100, (co-authored with Liat Schlesinger and Yonatan Levi).  
  • ‘Our Harsh Logic: Israeli Soldiers' Testimonies from the Occupied Territories, 2000-2010’, Metropolitan Books, New York 2012, p. 400. (Originally published in Hebrew in 2010 under the title ‘Kibush HaShtachim’, by Breaking the Silence, Jerusalem). (Mikahel Manekin, Avichay Sharon, Yanay Israeli, Oded Naaman and Levi Spectre, eds.).