Gregory J. Tucker  , Q.C. - Owen Bird Law Corporation

Gregory J. Tucker , Q.C.

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2011


  • 1986, (Hons.), Bachelor of Arts (Political Science and International Relations), University of British Columbia (various Academic and Athletic Scholarships)
  • 1989, LL.B., University of British Columbia (various Academic and Athletic Scholarships)
  • 1990‑1991, Law Clerk, British Columbia Court of Appeal
  • 1990, Called to the Bar in British Columbia
  • Associate with Owen Bird since 1991, partner, now shareholder, from January, 1997

Professional Recognitions

  • LexisNexis - Martindale-Hubbell:  BV Peer Review Rated
  • Best Lawyers in Canada:  Insurance


  • Insuring to Value; The “Margins Clause” - Canadian Journal of Insurance Law, originally published in Volume 26, Number 5, October 2008
  • Denial of Coverage under the Insurance Policy - for the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC, September 2009
  • The Policy Giveth and the Policy Taketh Away, Exclusions 2010/2011 Summary of the Law and Recent Developments - for the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC, September 2010
  • Bad Faith: Summary and Recent Cases, Fall 2011 Update - for the BC CBA Insurance Subsection, October 2011
  • Ten Years Later: First Party Bad Faith a Decade after Whiten v. Pilot Insurance Co. - Canadian Journal of Insurance Law, January 2012
  • Case Comment: Versacold Corp., v. Zurich Insurance Co., 2010 BCSC 23 Ensuing loss vs. resultant damage, September 2012

Links to the Articles referenced above appear in Mr. Tucker's Owen Bird LC Website bio.

 Areas of Practice

  • Civil Litigation (trial & appellate)
  • Insurance
  • Maritime
  • Media & Communications
  • Restructuring and Insolvency


Mr. Tucker practises commercial litigation, specializing in complex matters, and including the areas of practice listed above.

Mr. Tucker’s insurance practice includes coverage, defence and subrogation.  Mr. Tucker advises on a range of coverage matters including first party property, casualty, energy, marine, directors and officers, environmental impairment, reinsurance and primary/excess disputes.  In connection with subrogation and defence Mr. Tucker has handled a wide range of cases, including products liability, social/commercial host liability, professional negligence, general negligence and contract disputes.

Mr. Tucker has acted as counsel, at trial and appellate levels, in a wide range of commercial matters, including insolvency, enforcement of contractual/intellectual property rights, applications for injunctive and similar relief (including Mareva injunctions and Anton Piller orders), shareholder disputes, and aboriginal/first nations matters.

Mr. Tucker has acted as arbitrator and appraiser in insurance disputes, and as independent supervising solicitor in intellectual property matters.

Mr. Tucker has written and lectured on various insurance and civil litigation/civil procedure topics.  Mr. Tucker is co‑author of the Interlocutory Applications section of the British Columbia Civil Trial Handbook.

A detailed list of cases is available on request.

Office Location

Three Bentall Centre, 29th Floor
595 Burrard Street
P.O. Box 49130
Vancouver, BC V7X 1J5

Practice Areas

Insurance Law