Partner practising in the area of shipping and transportation law. Counsel to shipping lines, marine terminals, marina owners, marine pilots, railways, trucking companies, automobile manufacturers, P&I Clubs, fixed premium and hull and machinery underwriters, automobile insurers, and insurance brokers, in a wide variety of matters involving cargo claims, vessel arrests, cargo arrests, collisions/allisions, derailments, spills, charterparty disputes, the transportation of dangerous goods, vessel purchase and sale transactions, terminal services agreements, moorage agreements, warehouse liability issues, product liability and manufacturer warranty issues, as well as the wording and interpretation of insurance policies. Previous Chair of the Canadian Bar Association Maritime Law Subsection (BC) and Director of the Canadian Transportation Lawyers Association. Also practises in the areas of environmental law and regulatory law. Has represented clients at all levels of court in British Columbia, in the Federal Court, and in the Federal Court of Appeal. Frequent speaker and author on a wide variety of legal subjects. Graduated from the University of British Columbia and served as a judicial law clerk at the British Columbia Supreme Court.
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