Covid -19 Office Update

In keeping with the March 16, 2020 directive issued by the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador that private sector companies encourage employees to work from home, please be advised that staff are continuing to work from home for the foreseeable future.  If meetongs are required someone from our office will be in touch with all clients to discuss new office protocols  There will be no access to the office to the public.  Access will be granted by appointment only on a go forward basis.  When attending at the office for your appointment time we would ask that you read all appropriate signage, follow the Mask Mandate ordered by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, maintain a safe physical distance from members of staff in the office and use the hand sanitizer placed throughout the office.  If you do not have a mask we will provide you with one.     



 BREAKING NEWS: December 2019


12.10 -Inmate Sudden Death at Penitentiary

On November 7, 2019 Mr. Buckingham released a Press Release addressing the sudden death at Her Majesty's Penitentiary.

To View the Press Release please click here.

To view the related press stories please visit our Media Links Page.



The death of Don Dunphy is a tragedy that has affected not only his immediate family and community but the province as a whole. It’s a sign of how close-knit and down-to-earth we are that when one of our own is killed, there is a collective outpouring of grief and outrage. And when that death occurs under troubling and mystifying circumstances, it causes a natural sense of fear and demand for answers and action.

The officer at the centre of the controversy over why and how Mr. Dunphy was killed has not been named, and the investigation is ongoing. Yet on Friday that officer sent a mass email to his colleagues, which has since been released to the media and published and shared widely.

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Court News: October 2020


10.13-Daniel Leonard Acquitted of all Charges

On Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Daniel Leonard was acquitted of all charges in relation to the first-degree murder matter.


If you would like to follow the press on this matter please visit the Media & Links portion of our webiste. 



BREAKING NEWS - Central Regional Health Privacy Breach Class Action (2018-2020)

July 30, 2020: The law firms of Bob Buckingham Law and Eli Baker Law Offices have been retained to commence a class action on behalf of people whose privacy was breached flowing from the announcement by Central Regional Health Authority on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. Central Regional Health Authority announced a breach of privacy of approximately 240 people from 2018 - 2020. If you have been affected by this breach of privacy and would like to join our class action lawsuit please complete the Class Action Registration Form.
For more information about the Class Action please click here.


BREAKING NEWS - Mobility Class Action 

June 3, 2020:  Two established St. John’s law firms with a long history of representing individuals in class actions and large plaintiff civil actions have joined forces to file a class action on behalf of Canadian citizens and permanent residents who are unable to come to their property in Newfoundland and Labrador this year due to the May 15, 2020 Special Order restricting travel to the Province. 

If you have been affected by the May 15, 2020 Special Order restricting travel to the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador please fill out the Class Action Registration From here.


For More Information respecting this Class Action please click here.


Student Loan Class Action 

July 27, 2018: The Canada Student Loans Class Action has settled.  Further details on settlement distribution will be provided at the Student Loans Class Action Website as they become available.

Court News: May 2019

05.23 - Not-Guilty Verdict Returned in Kenneth Harrisson Trial

Provincial Court Judge Mark Pike returns not-guilty verdict in widely-covered Newfoundland "sex doll" trial. See below for media coverage of the verdict.

Huffington Post, 'Newfoundland Man Found Not Guilty in Trial Over Child-Sized Sex Doll'

The Telegram, 'St. John's man accused of ordering child sex doll found not guilty'

CBC News, 'Sex Doll is porn, but judge finds Kenneth Harrisson not guilty'

Court News: December 2018

12.07 - Not-Guilty Verdict Returned in Steven Neville Trial

After 8 days of jury deliberation, a not-guilty verdict was returned in the St. John's trial of Steven Neville. See below for media coverage of the verdict.

NTV News 'Steven Neville Found Not Guilty of All Charges'

The Telegram 'Neville Not Guilty'

CBC News 'Steven Neville Found Not Guilty in 2010 Stabbing of Doug Flynn'