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Our practice includes commercial contracts, media, defamation, construction, insurance, negligence, insolvency, intellectual property, telecommunications, and shareholder and partnership disputes. We also handle cases in matrimonial and criminal law.
In addition to appearing before all levels of courts and a wide range of administrative tribunals in British Columbia, the firm’s counsel regularly represent clients before the Supreme Court of Canada. On occasion Farris counsel also appear before the courts in other provinces. In addition, Farris litigators often act as counsel in commercial arbitrations and mediations, and Farris lawyers George Macintosh, Q.C. and Mitchell Gropper, Q.C. serve as arbitrators. Farris lawyers are committed to ensuring access to the courts by participating in pro bono programs at the trial and appellate levels.
Farris lawyers have helped to shape the legal profession in British Columbia and beyond. They have been involved in the Sopinka Cup (an advocacy competition among Canadian law schools), acted as leaders of the Inns of Court program, and served as adjunct professors at the University of British Columbia including in courses on trial advocacy. Farris lawyers regularly lecture and author papers on litigation-related matters, including for the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia. Farris litigator George Macintosh, Q.C. is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Society of Barristers. Farris litigators including Ludmila Herbst and Mike Wagner have been members and/or served on the Executive of the Advocates Club, a group of litigators from leading firms in Vancouver.
Farris’ litigation department is led by George Macintosh, Q.C. Among other industry recognition, Mr. Macintosh has been selected by Lexpert magazine as one of Canada’s top 25 commercial litigators; he has been listed in Lexpert’s Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada for the past ten years; he is consistently named among Lexpert’s Top 100 US/Canada Cross Border Litigators in Canada; and he is listed in The Best Lawyers in Canada.
Farris partner Jeffrey J. Kay, Q.C., is ranked by Lexpert as a senior specialist in Matrimonial Law; he is ranked among Lexpert’s leading lawyers in Canada for Family Law; he is listed in The Legal Media Group’s guide to the World’s Leading Product Liability Lawyers; and has been chosen as one of the Who’s Who of Product Liability Defence Lawyers.
Farris partner Robert Anderson, Q.C, is ranked among Lexpert’s leading lawyers in Canada for Defamation and Media Law. Farris litigators also work with experienced solicitors and labour lawyers at this firm to advise clients in a wide range of related areas.
Our recent representative work includes:
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|Robert S. Anderson, Q.C.||Partneremail@example.com||604 661 9372|
|Dylana R. Bloor||Partnerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Marylee A. Davies||Partneremail@example.com||604 661 1707|
|Scott A. Dawson||Partnerfirstname.lastname@example.org||604 661 9354|
|Tim A. Dickson||Partneremail@example.com||604 661 9341|
|Alan J. Hamilton, Q.C.||Managing Partnerfirstname.lastname@example.org||604 661 9320|
|Ludmila B. Herbst||Partneremail@example.com||604 661 1722|
|Sean Hern||Partnerfirstname.lastname@example.org||250 405 1982|
|Jeffrey J. Kay, Q.C.||Partneremail@example.com||604 661 9321|
|Michael Gianacopoulos||Partnerfirstname.lastname@example.org||604 661 1705|
|Robert J. McDonell||Partneremail@example.com||604 661 9371|
|Rebecca M. Morse||Partnerfirstname.lastname@example.org||604 661 1712|
|Robert P. Sloman||Partneremail@example.com||604 661 9375|
|Donald L. Richards||Partnerfirstname.lastname@example.org||604 661 9318|
|Teresa M. Tomchak||Partneremail@example.com||604 661 1711|
|Mike J. Wagner||Partnerfirstname.lastname@example.org||604 661 9388|
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|Michelle R. Adams||Associatefirstname.lastname@example.org||604 661 9326|
|Celeste M. Chamberlain||Associateemail@example.com||604 661 9315|
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|Christopher D. Filipchuk||Associateemail@example.com||250 869 3880|
|Nicholas T. Hooge||Associatefirstname.lastname@example.org||604 661 9391|
|Timothy Louman-Gardiner||Associateemail@example.com||604 661 1729|
|Jasmine L. MacAdam||Associatefirstname.lastname@example.org||250 405 1985|
|Alexander D. Mitchell||Associateemail@example.com||604 661 9397|
|Susan B. Mossing||Associatefirstname.lastname@example.org||604 661 9336|
|Ted Murray||Associateemail@example.com||604 661 9369|
|Matthew Pierce||Associatefirstname.lastname@example.org||604 661 9368|
|Michelle A. Rosser||Associateemail@example.com||250 869 3878|