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Jennie McCahill Immigration Practice Manager
Prior to moving to Vancouver, Jennie worked primarily in the areas of banking and insolvency in her native Dublin, Ireland. Upon her arrival in Canada, Jennie gained experience in corporate litigation before settling into immigration law.
Jennie assists lawyers in our Immigration Department and she is especially passionate about working with vulnerable clients on Humanitarian and Compassionate immigration applications. Outside of the office Jennie is involved with local triathlon and cycle clubs, regularly competing in events – she is also an avid downhill skier.
- Bachelor of Law, Dublin Institute of Technology (2008)
- Professional Diploma in Financial Advice, University College Dublin (2014)
- Certificate in Immigration Law, University of British Columbia (2020)
Ryan Mowchun Counsel
Ryan is an immigration lawyer who advises clients on all areas of immigration, including temporary residence matters, permanent residence matters, admissibility and enforcement.
Prior to joining Murphy and Company, Ryan practiced as a solicitor for all levels of government. As such, he has unique insight into the policies, decision making processes and procedures that are involved with immigration processing. With his own father having immigrated to Canada, Ryan also understands the challenges and opportunities associated with pursuing a future in Canada.
In law school Ryan was the recipient of many awards including the McCarthy Tetrault Prize in Contract Law, the Chris Considine Prize in Evidence Law, the Fasken’s Scholarship, The Alexander Holburn Scholarship and the President’s Scholarship.
Ryan lives in Victoria, BC with his wife, son and two dogs.
- B.A., University of Manitoba
- J.D., University of Victoria
Guin Sykes Administrative Assistant
Guin is our talented Administrative Assistant who now assists with a wide range of matters after initially joining the firm as a receptionist.
Outside of the office, Guin enjoys rock climbing, fine art, and coffee.
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