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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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Judge acquits Botting's client of sex attack charges

British Columbia criminal lawyer Gary Botting's client was acquitted of charhes laid in connection with a sexual attack on three women in Vancouver…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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Botting calls for moratorium on extradition until Act is revised

In the wake of the Hassan Diab case, there should be a moratorium on all extraditions from Canada until the Extradition Act is revised…Read more

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All too easy to extradite people from Canada: Botting

British Columbia criminal and extradition lawyer Gary Botting applauds Ottawa's decision to review the Extradition Act and calls for a moratorium…Read more

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Public inquiry needed into professor's extradition: Botting

OTTAWA - Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould has asked for an independent review of an extradition that resulted in an Ottawa professor spending three years…Read more

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Fighting extradition an uphill battle: Botting

Canada's Extradition Act is so stacked in favour of prosecutors in the requesting country that an accused person has little hope of resisting it…Read more

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Canada's attitude toward extradition needs to change: Botting

Canada needs to revamp its attitude toward extradition following a series of recent controversies, British Columbia criminal lawyer Gary Botting tells…Read more

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Cruelty of extradition exposed by telemarketer's case

The case of a Canadian telemarketer jailed in California exposes the 'cruel misuse of family ties' in the extradition process of his client…Read more

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Trump's willingness to intervene in Meng detention roils Canadian justification

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has reaffirmed Canada's commitment to the rule of law following Donald Trump's declaration that he might intervent in charges…Read more

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Botting heaps scorn on U.S. over latest Meng extradition manoeuvre

The U.S. department of Justice is foolhardy to persist in asking Canada to extradite detained Chinese executive Meng Wanzhiu, says Dr. Gary Botting…Read more

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Political interference could 'trump' extradition

Counsel for embattled Chinese tech executive Meng Wanzhou will rely heavily on consitutional and treaty arguments in a fight against their client's extradition…Read more

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Meng's rights were violated by border services

VANCOUVER - The defence team for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou has filed a notice of civil claim alleging 'serious violations' of her constitutional rights…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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Writing the book on Canada's flawed dangerous offender laws

Canada's dangerous offender laws will be scrutinized in a forthcoming textbook co-authored by British Columbia criminal lawyer Dr. Gary Botting…Read more

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Parole denial violates man's Charter rights: Botting

An Iranian immigrant denied parole may be the victim of a racist system, British Columbia criminal lawyer Gary Botting tells AdvocateDaily.com…Read more

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Foreign nationals unfairly treated by Parole Board of Canada

Foreign nationals convicted of serious offences are receiving unfair treatment by the Parole Board of Canada, British Columbia lawyer Dr. Gary Botting tells AdvocateDaily.com…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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Court strikes intermediate sentence for Botting's client

British Columbia criminal lawyer Gary Botting fought successfully to strike the indeterminate sentence placed on his client following a recent B.C. Court of Appeal ruling…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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New rules for B.C. gaming sector make 'common sense'

British Columbia criminal lawyer Dr. Gary Botting tells The Lawyer's Daily that new rules introduced in that province to counteract potential…Read more

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Justice funding boost positive, but more needed for legal aid

While an increase in funding for the justice sector in the recent British Columbia budget is good news, Vancouver criminal and appellate lawyer Gary Botting tells…Read more

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Case highlights limitations of Canada's extradition law

While an increase in funding for the justice sector in the recent British Columbia budget is good news, Vancouver criminal and appellate lawyer Gary Botting tells…Read more

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Wisdom through experience helps to serve clients

Nearing his 76th birthday in a profession that acknowledges the value of age and experience, British Columbia criminal lawyer Dr. Gary Botting says he is…Read more

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