Craig A.B. Ferris  QC - Lawson Lundell LLP

Craig A.B. Ferris QC

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010

Craig is a litigator and acts for clients in commercial and business disputes. His particular areas of specialization include shareholder remedies, trust, pension and fiduciary disputes, securities and transactional litigation, product liability, mining disputes and real estate litigation. Craig has appeared in all levels of court in British Columbia as well as the Supreme Court of Canada. He has also acted in private arbitrations and in administrative settings including before the British Columbia Securities Commission. Craig has particular expertise in class actions and acted as lead counsel in several successful defences of major class proceedings.

Craig is a regular contributor to Lawson Lundell’s Western Canada Business Litigation Blog, a resource that examines current trends and interesting issues emerging in the legal and business communities.


University of British ColumbiaBA 1986University of British ColumbiaLL.B 1989
Law Society of BCCanadian Defence Lawyers AssociationVancouver Board of TradeWestern Canada Business Litigation BlogCanadian Bar AssociationThe Advocates’ Society

Case History

Williams v. College Pension Board, 2007 BCCA 19 — Successfully overturned on appeal certification of a major pension class proceeding.
Ruddell v. BC Rail Ltd. 2007 BCCA 269 — Overturned on appeal certification of a major pension class proceeding and obtained a stay of that proceeding in favour of arbitration.
The Consumers Association of Canada v. Coca Cola Bottling Company et al 2007 BCCA 356; 2006 BCSC 1233 — Successfully obtained pre-certification dismissal of a major class proceeding which sought remedies based on trust, competition law and statutory authorization law issues.
The Trustees of the IWA- Forestry Industry Ltd. Plan v. Bhullar, 2008 BCSC 168) — Succeeded in proving fraud against a claimant of disability benefits from a benefit trust.
Estate of Martens v. Martens and BC Pension Corporation, 2009 BCSC 1477 — Successfully obtained summary dismissal of a claim of breach of duty and negligence against a Pension Administrator

Office Location

Cathedral Place, Suite 1600
925 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 3L2

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2016 Lawyer of the Year in Employee Benefits Law of the Vancouver Metro Area
Craig A.B. Ferris QC has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Class Action Litigation
Corporate and Commercial Litigation
Employee Benefits Law

Other Information

Gender: Male