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A Tradition of Excellence.

Farris is a leading Canadian law firm with offices in Vancouver, Kelowna, and Victoria, BC. Our full-service firm represents some of the largest public and private institutions and corporations in the province, offering versatile and innovative approaches for over 100 year.

Farris has been consistently rated one of Vancouver’s leading corporate and litigation law firms.

  • 15 Farris partners ranked in Benchmark Litigation Canada.
  • 19 Farris partners ranked in The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory.
  • 1 Farris partners ranked in The Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada.
  • 6 Farris partners listed in Lexpert® Guides to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Lawyers in Canada.
  • 11 Farris partners in 10 years listed as "Lexpert Rising Stars: Leading Lawyers Under 40".

Farris provides timely, creative and practical representation backed by tremendous local knowledge and experience. Since the firm was established in 1903 it has been involved in many of the province’s leading cases. Today its broad and dynamic litigation practice not only retains its traditional high profile but continues to lead the development of the law in newer areas such as social media, public-private partnerships, and alternative dispute resolution. Farris counsel are consistently recognized as leaders in their field. This extends not only to its senior counsel but also to its deep roster of other litigation partners who are recognized as “stars” and “future stars” in their own right.

Farris’ success has only one true measure: the success of the clients that it serves, and to that end, Farris litigators are driven by a tradition of doing the very best that can be done to serve their clients’ interests, on any time frame for which the clients’ situation calls. This is a high performance law firm serving a diverse client base ranging from individuals to some of the largest public institutions and private corporations in British Columbia. It balances a strong regional and national presence with an expanding international practice that includes US, European, and Asia-Pacific based clients.

Farris’ litigation group has significant and extensive experience in all areas of litigation and the firm’s lawyers appear regularly in all BC courts, the Federal Court of Canada, and the Supreme Court of Canada. They also regularly appear in commercial and labour arbitrations as well as before a wide range of administrative tribunals including the BC Securities Commission, the BC Utilities Commission and many others. In addition, they advise on cross-border litigation, conduct a thriving international trade practice, and on occasion act for clients in other provincial superior courts.

Farris lawyers have helped to shape the legal profession in British Columbia and beyond. They regularly publish and teach on matters of advocacy, civil procedure and arbitration practice as well as on matters specifically related to the subject areas in which they practise. Their cases have set precedents followed by future generations in BC and elsewhere.

The firm’s experience includes trial and appellate advocacy in the following areas:

  • Commercial transactions
  • Product liability
  • Class actions
  • Constitutional law
  • Administrative and regulatory matters
  • Energy regulation
  • Securities litigation
  • Bankruptcy and creditors’ rights
  • Labour relations
  • Aboriginal matters
  • Construction
  • Family law
  • Internet and social media issues
  • Defamation and other media related law

Vancouver

700 West Georgia St, Suite 2500
Vancouver, BC, Canada, V7Y 1B3
Phone: (604) 684-9151
Fax: (604) 661-9349

Kelowna

1631 Dickson Ave, Suite 1800
Kelowna, BC, Canada, V1Y 0B5
Phone: (250) 861-5332
Fax: (250) 861-8772

Victoria

1005 Langley St, Fl 3
Victoria, BC, Canada, V8W 2E1
Phone: (250) 382-1100
Fax: (250) 405-1984

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