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David Wu

Telephone: 604.283.9361
E-mail: dwu@arvayfinlay.ca

David Wu has a broad civil litigation practice with a focus on public law litigation. He has a particular interest in socio-economic and environmental rights, and often litigates and advises clients on complex and novel legal issues.

David has appeared and assisted senior counsel in all level of courts in British Columbia, as well as courts in Alberta and Ontario.

His experience in public law includes:

  • federalism and Charter claims, including equality rights

  • familiarity with judicial reviews and regulatory schemes in various areas of practice, including forestry, wildlife, privacy, professional regulation and discipline, and civil resolution tribunal appeals

  • Aboriginal law, including Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement litigation

  • civil claims against the Crown

His experience in private law matters includes:

  • lender/debtor disputes, including those involving foreign jurisdictions

  • contractual disputes

  • property disputes

  • arbitration matters, including appeals and stays pending arbitration

  • tort claims such as fraud and negligence

  • obtaining interim orders including Mareva injunctions

David graduated in 2015 from the Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia with a specialization in environmental and natural resource law. He clerked for Madam Justice Newbury and Mr. Justice Lowry at the British Columbia Court of Appeal before being called to the bar in 2016.

Publications

  • Co-author, "Class Actions and the Charter" (2017) presented at the 14th Annual Symposiums on Class Actions (Osgoode Professional Development)

  • Author, "Tsilhqot'in Nation as a Gateway Towards Sustainability: Applying the Inherent Limit to Crown Land" (2015) in the McGill International Journal of of Sustainable Development Law & Policy

  • Co-author, "Compelled Expression and the Charter" (2015) in the Supreme Court Law Review

  • Author, "Missing the Forest for the Trees in Canada (Attorney General) v. Bedford" (2015) in the Review of Constitutional Studies

  • Author, "Embedding environmental rights into section 7 of the Canadian Charter" (2014) in the National Journal of Constitutional Law

  • Co-author, "Tribunal Standing on Judicial Review" (2014) presented at the Administrative Law Conference - 2014 (CLE BC)