Dedicated to our craft. Dedicated to excellence.
Eyford Partners is a preeminent British Columbia litigation boutique. With offices in Vancouver and Kelowna, our firm advises clients provincially, nationally, and internationally.
Our lawyers have been repeatedly recognized in Benchmark Litigation, Chambers Canada, Best Lawyers™, Litigation Counsel of America, Lexpert®, and other publications of note. Eyford Partners pairs the best of big law— the readiness to take on complex mandates, the commitment to legal excellence—with highly responsive service. We are an agile boutique, attuned to the needs of our clients.
Our lawyers have a proven record of success in advancing and defending complex claims. We are adept at every level of the process, from negotiations through to trial and appeal. Should a dispute proceed to litigation, our litigators have extensive advocacy experience. We have appeared at every level of court in Canada, served as counsel in landmark decisions, and secured a reputation as litigators and appellate counsel that can deliver when it matters most.
Appeals & Judicial Review—Our firm includes appellate counsel who have made civil appeals their professional focus. The depth of our experience in appeals is unparalleled in British Columbia. Our firm is generally retained when matters proceed on appeal, and most frequently represents clients in the Court of Appeal for British Columbia challenging or defending decisions of the Supreme Court of British Columbia. Our lawyers have also appeared as counsel in the Supreme Court of Canada and judicial review proceedings from decision-makers such as municipal councils, regulators, and other administrative bodies.
Arbitration & Mediation—Our mediation and arbitration counsel have dedicated decades to honing their skills in this specialized area of law. Through creative problem-solving, we help clients to resolve disputes, preserve valuable relationships, and avoid costly trials. Our lawyers also regularly accept appointments as neutrals in arbitrated and mediated matters.
Business Disputes—From our offices in Vancouver and Kelowna, our commercial litigation lawyers provide strategic advocacy to clients, nationally and internationally. We have acted for a range of clients, from established global businesses to governments to entrepreneurs operating locally. While our goal is always to obtain a favourable resolution at the earliest opportune moment, we are more than prepared to advocate for our clients’ interests in court. We have appeared at every level of court in British Columbia—our record of success speaks for itself. Our litigators are highly sought out for their expertise in such complex areas as:
- Class Actions: We represent defendants in proceedings involving medical and consumer products, deceptive/misleading marketing, and government and institutional negligence. We have the benefit of having acted for both defendants and plaintiff; this allows us to anticipate strategies employed by both sides.
- Construction: We have a well-deserved reputation as problem-solvers. Our knowledge of closely related areas, such as construction insurance and surety bonds, and municipal law and expropriation, allows us to craft comprehensive solutions.
- Employment: We advise businesses in B.C. and companies operating across Canada and internationally, helping them protect their commercial interests, their confidential information, and their public reputations.
- Professional Regulation: We have developed in-depth experience in this specialized area, representing both professionals and regulatory bodies in many industries, including securities, legal, engineering, clergy, nursing, real estate, and healthcare.
Municipal Litigation & Expropriation—We have successfully represented property owners, including homeowners, developers, and farmers, as well as local and international businesses, local governments, and Crown corporations on a wide range of municipal matters. Our lawyers have appeared as counsel at every level of court in British Columbia as well as the Supreme Court of Canada. They also frequently appear before City Councils and administrative tribunals, including the Board of Variance.
Indigenous Consultation & Reconciliation—We support First Nations, domestic and foreign business, and government clients with strategic counsel and advocacy by drawing on our extensive experience in negotiations and litigation. Our lawyers have acted as counsel in high-profile aboriginal litigation proceedings, led engagement with Aboriginal groups on the review and reform of comprehensive land claims policy, served as chief federal negotiators for the Government of Canada, and advised the Prime Minister of Canada about Aboriginal participation in the development of oil and natural gas pipelines.
Insurance—We defend liability claims brought against insurers and the insured in a wide variety of dynamic industries. Insurers can depend on our litigators for clear guidance in cases involving coverage disputes. We have appeared as counsel at every level of court and tribunal in British Columbia and our clients include both Canadian and internationally-based insurers in the US and the UK. International insurers know that they can depend on our skilled litigators to actively defend their interests in British Columbia.
Securities Regulation—Eyford Partners acts for public companies, directors, officers, brokerage firms, investment advisors, and mutual fund sales professionals in complex securities litigation in the courts and before regulatory bodies. Drawing on our years spent in leadership positions at regulatory authorities, we move decisively to protect our clients’ interests, ability to operate, and reputations from litigation and regulatory action. If engaged early on, we are often able to protect against a notice of hearing being issued by regulatory authorities, which—regardless of the final verdict—can be devastating to the professional reputations of market participants. We also counsel clients in responding to inquiries from regulatory authorities.
- Recommended Firm, Benchmark Litigation Canada
Firm Practice Areas
- Aboriginal Law
- Administrative and Public Law
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Appellate Practice
- Corporate and Commercial Litigation
- Insurance Law
- International Arbitration