After an initial career as a technical officer at the University of Ottawa, Les graduated from Ottawa University Law School in 1979 and was called to the Bar in 1981. Les opened the law firm in Blackburn Hamlet in 1982 and was joined by Greg Farnand in 1984. Les has been an instructor for the real estate portion of the Bar Admission Course and conducts seminars for groups interested in real estate and wills. In addition to practicing law, Les is a well known Chess expert who has served as President of The Chess Federation of Canada and wrote the chess column for the Ottawa Citizen newspaper in the 1980’s. More recently, Les has become an avid golf player.
Greg graduated from the University of Ottawa in 1981 with two degrees in law and administration. He was called to the Bar in 1983, and has always been in private practice in Ottawa since that time. (He has partnered with Les in Blackburn Hamlet since 1984.) He practices as a solicitor in the areas of real estate, wills and estates, and corporate law; and further continues to practice as a barrister in estate litigation and some areas of civil litigation.