Legal Fees

When to Get a Lawyer After a Car Accident

As a personal injury lawyer since 1995 my law firm and I have assisted thousands of claimants in search of a legal advocate after an injury. One of the most common questions: Do I need a lawyer?  Why?  Answer: To obtain better compensation … Continue reading

Legal fees of 33% Recognized by Canadian Courts as a Reasonable Fee




It can be difficult to know how much to pay for legal services if you have little or no experience hiring a lawyer after a personal injury. The years of legal training and experience help to determine the lawyer’s best … Continue reading

Full Indemnity for Legal Costs Awarded

Having been substantially successful at trial, the claimant sought full indemnity for legal costs based upon a clause in an assignment agreement which had been entered into by the parties. The claimant was a real estate developer which arranged for … Continue reading

Find Lawyer for Your ICBC claim

After dealing with ICBC on your own many come to understand the value of having a lawyer. What you may not know is that most lawyers do not get paid until the end of the case. The upfront expenses of investigation, document gathering … Continue reading

Surrey Residents Searching for Personal Injury Lawyer

Living in Surrey has its advantages although after a car accident personal injury lawyers must file suit in another city such as Vancouver. Surrey has an ICBC claim centre, convenient after a car accident, but does not currently have a Supreme Court … Continue reading

Disability Insurer Must Pay Full Legal Fees for Claimant

In this disability insurance case the Court made an award for full indemnification of the claimant’s legal fees because she was forced to hire a lawyer to enforce the disability contract through litigation (Tanious v. The Empire Life Insurance Company, 2017 BCSC 85). The … Continue reading

Injury Claimant Without Lawyer Crushed at Trial

ICBC claimants always ask me whether they need a lawyer for their injury case. This personal injury claimant  did not have the assistance of a personal injury lawyer at his trial which involved two car accidents. He was found to be … Continue reading

The Zero Money Offer in Medical Malpractice Cases

Medical malpractice cases are among the most sophisticated and complicated civil claims to pursue.  The Canadian Medical Protective Association, CMPA, defends doctors zealously hiring experts from within their ranks at will. On the other hand claimants are often left with a medical community unwilling … Continue reading

Province did not Abuse Superiority in $8 million Wrongful Conviction Award

In this civil claim against the Province the claimant was awarded over $8 million for his wrongful conviction and subsequent incarceration. Crown Counsel failed in its duty of disclosure by intentionally withholding relevant information despite repeated requests.  Wrongful non-disclosure seriously infringed the claimant’s right … Continue reading