Neil Chantler

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Neil has acted as legal counsel for individuals, non-profit organizations, advocacy groups, unions, First Nations and small businesses in a variety of matters before all levels of court in BC. He has a special interest in matters involving civil liberties, human rights, the environment, and the accountability of public institutions. Neil founded Chantler & Company in 2014.

From 2010 to 2014 Neil worked with A. Cameron Ward & Company, a progressive litigation firm that handled many important and high-profile cases. During that time Neil acted for clients in matters involving police use of force, Charter issues, professional negligence, privacy, wrongful dismissal, and personal injury. Neil was co-counsel at several Coroner's inquests and two public inquiries: the Davies Commission of Inquiry into the death of Frank Paul, and the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry. Neil's earlier experience includes union-side labour and employment law at a boutique firm and a general litigation practice including corporate/commercial, personal injury and insurance defence at a leading regional firm.

Neil was born and raised in Vancouver, B.C. In his free time, he enjoys cycling, soccer, and exploring the outdoors with his wife and three boys.

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Alana McMullen

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Alana joined Chantler & Company as a Paralegal in 2015. She has a broad range of experience in complex civil litigation matters, including administrative, employment, environmental and personal injury law matters. Alana provides a supportive role in all aspects of the firm's practice, and assists with preparation of litigation materials, document production and review, and communication with clients and counsel. 

Prior to joining Chantler & Company, Alana attended the Paralegal Diploma Program at Capilano University, where she finished on the Dean's list with distinction. Alana also has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia, where her focus was Philosophy and English. Previously, Alana worked in a variety of industries offering services to the public, and volunteered with several non-profit organizations. 

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