Civil and Commercial Litigation

We conduct complex, multi-party litigation in an efficient and time cost-effective manner.
Our firm has acted, primarily as plaintiff’s counsel for individuals and companies, against:

  • Banks
  • Stock Brokerage Firms;
  • Commodities Brokerage Firms
  • Insurance Companies;
  • Construction Companies;
  • Professional Associations, including the College of Physicians and Surgeons and the College of Dental Surgeons
  • Lawyers
  • Engineers
  • Accountants
  • Business Partners

Some representative civil and commercial cases in which Mr. Barker appeared as lead counsel include:

Govorcin Fisheries Ltd. v. Medanic Fisheries Ltd., 2022 BCSC 1201
Represented the plaintiff as lead counsel in a complex commercial litigation trial involving two former business partners.

Kang et al. v. Nijjar et al., 2022 BCSC 474
Represented the plaintiffs in a summary trial in dismissing the defendants’ application to strike the plaintiffs’ claim regarding a loan dispute.

Kemp v. Ross et al., 2021 BCSC 84
Acted for an individual seeking a review of their lawyer’s accounts in relation to a failed medical malpractice claim. The court ordered a substantial reduction of the lawyer’s fees.

Kemp Estate v. Ross (A.M. Law Corporation), 2021 BCSC 2293
Successfully represented the respondent in dismissing the appellant lawyer’s appeal to review the Registrar’s decision to reduce the appellant lawyer’s fees for legal services.

Brody v. Brody, 2020 BCSC 1091
Acted for the applicant in seeking special or increased costs in a family proceeding.

Brody v. Brody, 2020 BCSC 1772
Represented the respondent in setting aside the applicant’s application to seek a review of the assessment of costs in a family proceeding.

De Cotiis v. Hothi et al., 2020 BCSC 1545
Acted for the defendants in a proceeding regarding special costs.

Aujla v. Lidder et al, 2019 BCSC 206
Defended owners of a farming property in an action for breach of contract and breach of trust. The plaintiff’s claim was dismissed.

1124259 BC Ltd. v. Rajinderjit Singh Bhela, 1069185 BC Ltd. and 1124259 BC Ltd., 2018 BCSC 1655
Acted for two of the defendants in having the competing parties’ claims for specific performance related to a real estate dispute dismissed.

Lawson 2005 Holdings Trust v. 0772835 B.C. Ltd. (The Brook), 2016 BCSC 1872
Acted for plaintiffs to renew a Notice of Civil Claim that was never served on a defendant

Viitre v. BCSCPA BC Farm Industry Review Board, December 22, 2016
Acted for a dog owner whose dog was removed from him by the BCSPCA

Brule v. Rutledge, 2015 BCCA 25
Successfully set aside a trial decision dismissing the plaintiff’s case on a no-evidence motion

Daum v. Clapci, 2014 BCSC 1524
Acted for business owner in action for breach of trust

Kessel v. Rikxoort, 2012 BCSC 1270
Acted for a business partner being sued for significant damages

Commercial Electronics Ltd. v. Savics, 2011 BCSC 1275
Acted for homeowner being pursued for damages arising from the installation of a home entertainment system.

Canadian Bedding Company Ltd. v. Western Sleep Products Ltd. et al., 2008 BCSC 1444
Acted for the plaintiff in a dismissal of the defendants’ application to set aside the plaintiff’s notice to call the Vice-President of the defendant company as an adverse party witness at the trial of this matter.

Fraser v. Houston, Addwest Minerals International Ltd. and others, 2005 BCSC 1781; 2006 BCCA 66 (Court of Appeal)
Acted for party to a settlement agreement in action to enforce that agreement.

The Toronto-Dominion Bank v. Tony Carotenuto and others, 48 BCLR (3d) 284 (Court of Appeal)
Acted for a number of investors in a dispute with the bank as to who had title to a substantial sum of money from an individual accused of civil fraud.

Harland, Janzen, Klokstad & Warwicker v. Global Futures Corporation and others, 1993 CanLii 384 (BCSC)
Acted for a group of commodities market investors who has been “sold” on a means of beating the risks inherent in the commodities market

Salberg et al v. Touche, Ross and Co., 1991 CanLII 2347 (BCSC)
Acted for business seeking substantial damages from accountants for negligence

Ian J. Ward & Company Limited v. Gilbert, 1990 CanLII 945 (Court of Appeal) & 1991 CanLII 1573 (Court of Appeal)
Acted for shareholding partners as to substantial claim for damages.