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Criminal Defense

Attempted murder charges stayed against Botting's client

The B.C. Supreme Court has stayed charges of attempted murder, aggravated assault and robbery against a client of British Columbia criminal lawyer Gary Botting on day three of a…Read more

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Judge orders stay of proceedings post-conviction

Following long trial delays, a Vancouver judge has taken the unusual step of ordering a judicial stay for a man who was convicted in connection with a 2014 home invasion, says his…Read more

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Proposed law to limit segregation would help countless inmates

The federal government’s plan to introduce legislation limiting how long prison inmates can remain in solitary confinement is welcome news to those who have been subject to…Read more

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Legal aid, staffing issues suggest need for court system review

It is time for a realistic review of the court system in British Columbia, as low sheriffs’ salaries are just the "tip of the iceberg," B.C. criminal…Read more

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Extradition

Botting invited to international extradition forum in England

British Columbia lawyer and legal scholar Dr. Gary Botting has been invited to participate in an international forum on extradition Aug. 28-30 at Worcester College at the…Read more

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Botting proposes changes to international extradition treaties

British Columbia extradition lawyer Dr. Gary Botting has proposed to an international think tank at the University of Oxford that a Unified Multilateral Extradition Treaty…Read more

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Botting seeks leave to appeal extradition case to the SCC

British Columbia extradition lawyer Dr. Gary Botting is seeking leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) an extradition case in which he alleges abuse of process by…Read more

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Botting appeals pot extradition surrender to SCC

British Columbia extradition lawyer Dr. Gary Botting has applied to the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) for leave to appeal the extradition to the United States of his client on…Read more

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Canada lags behind in protecting its citizens, Botting tells Oxford

Canada lags far behind other free and democratic countries in protecting its citizens from extradition, British Columbia criminal lawyer Dr. Gary Botting tells a panel…Read more

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Dangerous Offender Law

Botting to argue key dangerous offender case before B.C. Court of Appeal

British Columbia lawyer and legal scholar Dr. Gary Botting will appear before that province's Court of Appeal next month to affirm that the Criminal Code…Read more

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Dangerous offender label inappropriate for 'protracted domestic dispute'

British Columbia lawyer and legal scholar Dr. Gary Botting says the Crown’s application to have a man designated a dangerous offender with an indeterminate sentence is…Read more

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Botting to seek leave to appeal dangerous offender status at SCC

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has overturned the B.C. Supreme Court’s declaration in R. v. Boutilier that the dangerous offender provisions of the…Read more

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SCC grants leave in dangerous offender case

The Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) has granted British Columbia criminal lawyers Gary Botting and Eric Purtzki leave to appeal the decision in R. v. Boutilier to determine…Read more

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Botting successfully appeals man's 'dangerous offender' designation

The British Columbia Court of Appeal has overturned a dangerous offender designation for the first person to receive the classification under former prime minister Stephen…Read more

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SCC asked review dangerous offender ruling: Botting

British Columbia criminal lawyer Dr. Gary Botting has been approved by Nova Scotia Legal Aid to represent at the Supreme Court of Canada a Halifax man who was recently…Read more

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SCC ruling on dangerous offenders to have massive impact

A recent Supreme Court of Canada decision will have widespread ramifications for dangerous offender cases, requiring judges to impose…Read more

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Appeals

Crown stays charges against Botting's client after new trial ordered

The Crown has stayed the charges against criminal appellate lawyer Gary Botting's client after a British Columbia court quashed a sexual assault conviction and ordered a…Read more

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Botting pens open letter on remedying wrongful convictions

British Columbia criminal lawyer Gary Botting has written an open letter to David Milgaard to support changes to the way wrongful conviction claims are reviewed. Botting, the…Read more

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Gary Himself

Legal scholar, extradition expert Gary Botting recognized by Trent U

One of Canada’s foremost authorities on extradition has been awarded the 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award by his alma mater, Trent University in Peterborough. In…Read more

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B.C. lawyer Dr. Gary Botting builds reputation as a novelist

Well-known British Columbia extradition and dangerous offender lawyer Dr. Gary Botting is also gaining a reputation as a novelist. The author of some 40 books,…Read more

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Academic credentials can help build successful law practice

In the long run, education can prove to be more important than experience for lawyers, as it may make all the difference in terms of credibility, criminal lawyer and legal…Read more

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