Harper Grey LLP

Headquarters: Vancouver, British Columbia

27 The Best Lawyers in Canada awards

4 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Canada awards

Founded in 1907, Harper Grey LLP is a Vancouver, BC based full-service law firm. They have a long tradition of excellence and, are one of the most well-established regional law firms in Western Canada.

Harper Grey has an exceptional reputation. They are committed to delivering the highest quality legal work and counsel and many of their lawyers are recognized among the top practitioners in their areas of expertise by Benchmark Litigation, Best Lawyers in Canada, Chambers Canada and Lexpert.

At Harper Grey, you’ll find 90+ lawyers advising across more than 25 practice areas helping clients navigate complex legal issues by providing transactional and business advice, litigation and dispute resolution services. Their size and diversity of practice allows them to represent a broad spectrum of clients including private individuals, large institutional organizations, emerging businesses and mature companies spanning a range of industries.

Harper Grey’s global reach is extended through their membership in the TAG Alliances legal network, giving their clients access to top regional firms and expertise in jurisdictions around the world.


Business Law: The Harper Grey Business Law Group advises individuals and international, national and regional corporations and other business entities in a broad range of business and investment areas. Their transactional experience includes: business acquisitions, corporate reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, secured transactions, commercial and residential conveyancing, real estate development, and leasing. The lawyers in this group bring a wealth of experience and knowledge and are passionate about providing counsel, guidance and creative and practical solutions to start-ups, emerging and also mature companies to help them achieve their objectives. Several lawyers are also experienced in the area of wills and estates, serving clients and beneficiaries who may or may not reside in British Columbia.

Commercial Litigation: This group has significant experience working with large corporations, medium-sized firms and owner-operated companies. Client needs served include: contractual disputes, shareholder disputes, including oppression remedies and derivative actions, securities litigation, real estate litigation, construction litigation, including builders’ liens actions, estate litigation, employment litigation, products liability litigation, enforcement of security, including foreclosures and debenture holders’ actions, and municipal disputes.

Environmental Law: Clients seek Harper Grey’s advice on a wide range of environmental issues from contaminated sites to sick building syndrome to cross-border disputes. Harper Grey has senior, experienced counsel who provide a practical approach to the most complex environmental matters, including cost recovery actions, directors’ and officers’ liability, property development and transactions, and environmental insurance coverage issues.

Professional Liability Defence: Harper Grey has, for many years, been the recognized leader in the defence of professionals facing liability issues. They act for doctors, lawyers, accountants, architects and engineers. They also provide administrative law advice for professionals facing disciplinary action.

Real Estate Law: Providing expertise from cross-disciplinary team of experienced legal advisors, we are deeply invested in the success of our clients. We balance high-level technical expertise with business savvy real-world experience to deliver results to commercial real estate issues including acquisitions/dispositions, commercial leasing, property development and real estate dispute resolution.

Construction Law: Harper Grey takes a practical approach to disputes arising from the construction industry, enabling effective solutions in matters such as allegations of professional negligence, professional disciplinary matters, contractual disputes, leaking condominium issues, commercial real estate disputes and risk management advice.

Administrative Law: Public scrutiny over ethical issues for professionals has increased dramatically over the past several years. Harper Grey provides advice and assistance to professionals in their dealings with governance issues, ethical obligations and responsibilities, and represents them before a wider range of regulatory bodies.

Health Law: Harper Grey is the leader in civil litigation defence for medical practitioners in British Columbia and has been involved in all leading litigation regarding the standard of medical care, medical products, litigation consent issues and limitation issues.

Insurance Law: Harper Grey works with insurance companies and their insureds in all areas of insurance law. Members of the group have developed specialized expertise in various areas, such as: professional errors and omissions, commercial and personal general liability, property damage, directors’ and officers’ liability, life and disability insurance, defamation, subrogation, sexual abuse claims, and transportation related issues.

Bankruptcy and Insolvency: Acting for individual and corporate debtors in financial difficulty, Harper Grey has the skill, insight and experience to resolve debt problems. The group also provides advice and representation to secured and unsecured creditors, receivers, liquidators, and trustees in bankruptcy.

You are welcome to contact our firm with any questions. Please contact our Managing Partner Jonathan Meadows at 604.895.2809.

Management & Demographics
Management & Personnel
Managing Partner
Women: 9
Men: 21
Of Counsel
Women: 4
Men: 10
Women: 32
Men: 16
Management / Department Heads
Women: 7
Men: 4
Women: 26
About Our Clients
Harper Grey LLP does not publish the names of our clients, out of respect for their privacy. We have represented Fortune 500 companies, international telecommunications giants, multinational insurers, businesses expanding operations into British Columbia, governments, olympic athletes and high-ranking elected officials.

The majority of our client base is divided between multinational companies, nationally based investment trusts and banks, small-medium enterprises, and professional associations, with a mix of individual professionals and consumers.

Fellow lawyers often refer bet-the-company disputes to our litigation group, which concentrates on complex regulatory, commercial, securities and insurance-based matters with a high-degree of exposure.

We have represented clients in some of the most well-known business disputes in British Columbia.
Drew Lawrenson
Contact, Indigenous Business Law
Bryan Baynham
Contact, Defamation, Privacy and Media Group
Salman Bhura
Co-Chair, Real Estate Law Group
Jennifer Williams
Co-Chair, Real Estate Law Group
Michael Hewitt
Co-Chair, Commercial Litigation Group
Steven Lukas
Co-Chair, Business Law Group
Prentice Durbin
Co-Chair, Business Law Group
Scott Marcinkow
Chair, Workplace Law Group
Kimberly Jakeman, KC
Chair, Health Law Group
Maureen Lundell, KC
Chair, Family Law Group
Rose Keith, KC
Chair, Critical Injury Group
W. Sean Taylor
Chair, Aviation Group
Roselle Wu
Co-Chair, Commerical Litigation
Cameron Elder
Chair, Construction Law
H. Roderick Anderson
Chair, Securities Litigation & Regulation
Nigel L. Trevethan
Chair, Insurance Defence
604 895 2821
Richard E. Bereti
Chair, Environmental Law
Salman Bhura
Chair, Banking and Insolvency
W. Sean Taylor
Chair, Aviation Litigation
604 895 2839
William S. Clark
Chair, Administrative Law

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  • Aviation Law
  • Construction Law
  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Defamation and Media Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Legal Malpractice Law
  • Medical Negligence
  • Personal Injury Litigation
  • Securities Law

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Top Listed state Awards
  • Top Listed in British Columbia, Canada in Health Care Law with 7 lawyers
  • Top Listed in British Columbia, Canada in Medical Negligence with 5 lawyers
Top Listed city Awards
  • Top Listed in Vancouver in Health Care Law with 7 lawyers
  • Top Listed in Vancouver in Medical Negligence with 5 lawyers

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