Hunter Litigation Chambers is routinely recognized as one of the premier litigation and dispute resolution firms in British Columbia. Listed counsel Randy Kaardal, QC, Claire Hunter, QC, Mike Stephens, Mark Oulton, Brent Olthuis and Ryan Dalziel are consistently identified in peer-review publications as leading counsel across various litigation-related categories.
Senior counsel Bill Smart, QC—one of the province’s most notable criminal lawyers, and a Fellow of both the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Society of Barristers—adds expertise in the criminal law realm, as well as in corporate and regulatory matters. The firm’s expertise is rounded out at the senior level by Associate Counsel Martin Taylor, QC, one of Canada’s most distinguished counsel and adjudicators over the past 50 years.
With exceptional talent at the associate level, including many former judicial clerks, the firm has the depth and capability to handle the full range of commercial disputes and class actions (including in the anti-trust and product liability areas), as well as matters across a broad spectrum encompassing professional negligence, natural resources, labour and employment, defamation, public and constitutional law, Aboriginal law, and criminal and quasi-criminal prosecutions.
In addition to their respective practices before trial courts, administrative and arbitral tribunals, counsel at Hunter Litigation Chambers appear regularly in the Court of Appeal for British Columbia and the Supreme Court of Canada, and in the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal.
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