March 2013 - Queen’s Bench Appoints Billington Barristers as Independent Supervising Solicitor in Complex Anton Piller Matter

Billington Barristers has again been appointed by the court to oversee a complex Anton Piller Order, this time involving the simultaneous execution of the order in three different towns, and in five locations.

Justice Paul Jeffrey of the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta appointed Richard Billington, Q.C. to supervise the process, which is informally known as a civil search warrant. The search involved the gathering, analysis and reporting to the court on large volumes of paper and electronic documents in the matter of Catalyst Canada Services LP, et al. v. Catalyst Changers Inc., et al.

Richard Billington, Q.C. has been appointed as Independent Supervising Solicitor (ISS) on many occasions by both the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta and by the Federal Court. The Billington Barristers' team has particularly extensive experience in this area of the law, whether as ISS or in successfully acting for plaintiffs or defendants in several dozen Anton Piller Orders, Mareva Injunctions or Norwich Pharmacal extraordinary orders.