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Experienced Trial Lawyers

The British Columbia Litigation Firm of Gourlay Spencer Wade LLP

At Gourlay Spencer Wade LLP, our lawyers make extensive use of their litigation, negotiation and mediation skills to provide innovative solutions to our clients' legal problems. Since our firm was established in 1980, we have acquired a diverse range of expertise. In particular, our lawyers represent clients before judicial and administrative tribunals in the following areas:

  • Administrative law: Appearing before a number of regulatory boards and commissions on behalf of clients with a wide variety of issues
  • Bankruptcy and insolvency: Acting on behalf of trustees in bankruptcy, debtors in default and creditors seeking recovery of their loans
  • Business and commercial litigation: Assisting business and commercial clients with a wide range of litigation issues, from contract disputes to securities disputes
  • Civil litigation: Representing plaintiffs and defendants in all types of civil matters, including defamation actions, professional negligence claims and insurance coverage disputes
  • Consulting services: Offering consulting services — which include assistance with dispute resolution and corporate governance — backed by our extensive litigation experience
  • Creditor-debtor disputes: Representing both creditors and debtors in disputes over the enforcement of contracts, judgements and other creditor claims
  • Equine law: Assisting clients with issues arising out of the ownership and the use of horses, both for competition and recreational purposes
  • Estate litigation and guardianship issues: Acting for executors and beneficiaries in disputes arising out of bequests and appearing in cases where legal capacity is at issue
  • Forestry litigation: Assisting companies operating in British Columbia's forestry industry with legal issues such as contract disputes and regulatory proceedings
  • Human rights: Defending claims brought against employers and service providers under the Human Rights Code, particularly disability rights claims
  • Personal injury litigation: Representing clients who have been catastrophically injured and those who have lost loved ones in motor vehicle accidents and other incidents
  • Professional regulation / self-governing associations: Advising and representing professional regulatory bodies, including colleges and societies
  • Real estate litigation: Prosecuting and defending residential and commercial real estate disputes, including alleged breaches of real estate purchase and sale contracts
  • Shareholder litigation: Representing majority and minority owners of business entities in litigation over oppression remedies, derivative actions and partnership disputes
  • Sports law: Advising and acting on behalf of governing sports associations and individual athletes on questions that include eligibility, discipline rulings and privacy laws

The scope of our knowledge and experience provides our clients with the strategic perspective needed to achieve solutions to their problems. Our lawyers invite questions on any area of the law. To schedule a meeting, please contact us at 604-800-4398 or by e-mail.

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