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
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.
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)