Founding partner and author of the textbook Class Actions in Canada, which has been cited with approval by the Supreme Court of Canada. He was counsel in the first class action cases to come before the BC Supreme Court and BC Court of Appeal. He has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada on class action and insurance cases. He has been retained in over 100 class actions in Ontario, Québec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Alberta, Saskatchewan and BC. He has acted both for and against the Governments of British Columbia, Alberta and Canada in class actions. He was awarded the Dean's Key from the University of Toronto Law School. Mr. Branch was admitted to the British Columbia Bar in 1993 and the Ontario Bar in 1999. He has been counsel in class actions involving the following issues: tainted meat and pet food, nursing homes, school fees, payday loans, blood, securities, sexual abuse, brokerage fees, polybutylene plumbing, telephone charges, no-fault insurance benefits, siding, probate fees, pension benefits, pacemakers, skin creams, insurance deductibles, wood stains and premium offset insurance policies.
Year Called to the Bar:
1993 (BC); 1998 (ON); 2013 (AB)
Litigation - Commercial Insurance