Gurjit was born and raised in Richmond, B.C. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia in 1997, with a major in Political Science. Gurjit then attended the University of Manitoba to complete two years of her Bachelor of Law Degree, transferring to the University of British Columbia to complete her final year in 2001.
Gurjit obtained articles with the criminal firm of Cobb St. Pierre in Gastown, Vancouver. Having been called to the bar in 2002, Gurjit became an associate with Cobb St. Pierre.
With her background and experience in criminal law, Gurjit was afforded the opportunity of working on the Air India trial, the biggest criminal case in Canadian history.
Upon completing her term with Air India, Gurjit returned to Cobb St. Pierre Lewis, where she continued to apply her passion for defending those facing criminal charges, building a reputation for successfully challenging impaired driving offenses. Gurjit has worked as co-counsel and junior counsel with some of the top criminal lawyers in British Columbia.
Gurjit brings to her practise both the practical and intuitive perspective in criminal law gained from her previous position as an ad hoc federal crown prosecutor with the Department of Justice.
Her main areas of practice are Criminal and Family Law. She has experience at the Provincial Court, Supreme Court of British Columbia and Appeal Court levels. She is an avid advocate for addressing and protecting the needs and interests of both parents and children in family matters. Gurjit has been recognized by the Canadian Bar Association for her generous contribution of time and expertise to the Lawyer Referral Service.
Gurjit enjoys listening to music, dancing, spending time with her family, and cooking.
In 2006, Gurjit and Ellora H. Sandhu, lifelong friends, were presented with the opportunity to fulfill their dream of working together to protect the legal interests of their clients with the inception of Sandhu Tiwana & Associates. Sadly, Ellora passed away in April 2013.
In January 2014 Rajdeep S. Deol and Jason Sandhu joined Gurjit at Sandhu Tiwana & Associates. This collaboration led to the founding of TDS lawyers, Tiwana Deol Sandhu LLP.
LL.B (Hons.) (U.K.)
Rajdeep was born in Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa. He moved to England when he was 16. He obtained his Bachelor of Law Degree from the London School of Economics & Political Science in 1989.
Rajdeep articled and subsequently worked with a London boutique firm (Memery Crystal) and worked on some significant commercial litigation cases as a litigation solicitor (one such case involved representing a former Soviet republic and travelling to Geneva, Switzerland for an arbitration).
Rajdeep moved to Vancouver in 1996 and redid his articles with Russell & DuMoulin (now Fasken) in downtown Vancouver. Having been called to the bar in 1998, Rajdeep became an associate with Fasken. Rajdeep worked on complex commercial litigation matters while he was at Fasken.
In 2003, Rajdeep decided to move his practice to Surrey in order to better serve members of our community who needed advice in Punjabi, as well as, owners of businesses in and around Surrey. He spent ten years with Binpal & Associates primarily doing real estate, commercial and construction litigation.
In January 2014, Rajdeep established this firm with his colleagues, Gurjit Tiwana and Jason Sandhu.
Rajdeep’s main areas of practice are real estate, commercial and construction litigation and taxpayer representation so as to resolve disputes with the Canadian Revenue Agency. He has experience at Provincial, Supreme Court and Court of Appeal levels.
Rajdeep enjoys pretending to play golf, occasionally defeating his nephews at video games and volunteering his time for religious organizations.
Jason heads the firm`s solicitor practice, with a focus in corporate, commercial and business law and real estate law. He also assists his clients with matters concerning wills, estates and succession planning.
He was called to the Bar in British Columbia in 2005 and prior to forming Tiwana Deol Sandhu LLP, he practiced with a boutique business and real estate law firm.
Jason advises his clients in various corporate matters ranging from general company law, corporate reorganizations, inter vivos trusts, shareholder agreements, joint ventures, not-for-profit organizations, charities, professional incorporations and partnerships.
His practice also includes advising clients in respect to the purchase and sale of businesses, assets and real estate, as well as, real estate development, commercial leasing, commercial lending, financing and construction contracts.
Jason enjoys travelling and experiencing different cultures.
Juris Doctorate, University of Calgary, 2004
Bachelor of Arts, University of British Columbia, International Relations