Joseph J. Arvay, OC, QC holds law degrees from the University of Western Ontario Law School and Harvard Law School and is called to the Bars of both British Columbia and the Yukon. He has a very busy litigation practice with an emphasis on public law and in particular constitutional, aboriginal and administrative law matters. Mr. Arvay has been counsel on a number of landmark cases in the Supreme Court of Canada - a court he has appeared in dozens of times.
Mark G. Underhill is a 1995 graduate of the Faculty of Law, University of Victoria, and was called to the Bar of the Law Society of British Columbia in 1996. His areas of interest focus on administrative, environmental, aboriginal and constitutional law, and he maintains a broad general civil litigation practice.
Catherine Boies Parker, QC graduated in 1994 from the Faculty of Law, University of Victoria, where she received the Law Society Gold Medal and Prize. Her areas of practice include constitutional, administrative, privacy, environmental, aboriginal and labour and employment law, as well as general civil litigation.
Robin Gage is a 2001 graduate of the Faculty of Law at UBC, and was called to the Bar of the Law Society of British Columbia in 2003 after clerking for the Supreme Court of British Columbia. She has a broad commercial and civil litigation practice with a focus on public law including environmental, aboriginal, constitutional law, employment and administrative law. Robin has appeared at all levels of court, including the Supreme Court of Canada, the BC and Federal Courts of Appeal, and the BC Supreme Court, and before administrative tribunals.
Alison is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer with a general litigation practice that focuses on areas of public law. She was called to the bar in 2009 and has argued cases at all levels of court in British Columbia, Alberta, the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Canada. Her litigation practice engages a wide variety of practice areas including areas of constitutional law, administrative law, aboriginal law, environmental law, civil forfeiture and criminal law, among others.
Arden has experience in complex commercial and public law litigation. In the commercial realm, Arden has litigated disputes related to financing arrangements, commercial leases, real estate, insolvency matters, shareholder disputes, copyright and intellectual property licensing disputes, and securities matters including those involving insider trading allegations.
Kate Phipps has a broad civil litigation practice with a focus on public law matters including aboriginal and constitutional law, administrative law, education, employment, labour, and human rights. Kate has also advised governments and regulators on policy development and regulatory compliance.
David Wu has a broad civil litigation practice with a focus on public law litigation, including constitutional, administrative, and environmental law matters. He has a particular interest in socio-economic rights and Charter litigation, and has experience with complex litigation files.