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Harper Grey LLP

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What the team is known for

Harper Grey is highly regarded for its work on behalf of physicians, surgeons and other health specialists in British Columbia. The Vancouver-based law firm also represents medical clients in litigation in the Yukon. Its health law and professional regulation groups assist with both civil litigation and professional regulation issues and its lawyers are also heavily involved with regard to end of life issues. The firm acts as business counsel to a range of clients including medical device and technology companies.

Strengths

"They are strong advocates," enthused one commentator, adding: "They are considered experts in the field of medical malpractice."

Other interviewees praise the "common approach and ethos" and "quality counsel" at Harper Grey.

Notable practitioners

Guy Brown is highly regarded by sources for his skilful courtroom advocacy. His civil practice includes professional negligence, medical malpractice and personal injury, as well as insurance coverage mandates.
"Guy Brown is simply outstanding as counsel and as an advocate." "He is an experienced trial counsel with strong analytical skills and good trial sense."

Kimberly Jakeman enjoys an impressive reputation for leading physician defence cases in BC. She has considerable experience in professional negligence and misconduct disputes, offering additional capabilities in mediation.
"She identifies the key issues early, assesses them fully and maps out a useful strategic direction for the management of the file." "Kimberly Jakeman is an outstanding counsel."

William Clark leads the firm's professional regulation practice group and is noted for his expertise in representing practitioners in disciplinary proceedings across the healthcare sector in BC.
"William Clark has deep knowledge in the area of professional regulation and has very good judgement." "He is thoughtful in his analysis of matters, considering a variety of perspectives and potential approaches, often grounded in his strong understanding of administrative law principles."

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Overview

Harper Grey LLP is the leader in civil litigation defence and regulatory matters for health practitioners in British Columbia and the Yukon. In addition to the recognition of our health care team by Chambers Canada, we have been recognized as a leading firm in this area by Best Lawyers in Canada® and Lexpert® and, in 2016 received the Benchmark Canada® National Medical/Defence Health Law Firm of the Year award.

Led by chair, Guy Brown, QC, our lawyers defend physicians, surgeons and health professionals in civil litigation. We advise clients in professional regulation matters touching on issues of ethics, professionalism, regulation, privileges, policy advice, general representation in investigations including workplace, privacy, employment, fraud, malfeasance, and quasi-criminal matters related to medical practice. We represent clients in hearings before the College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Medical Services Commission, the College of Dental Surgeons, hospital administration boards, and other regulatory bodies.

We are committed to the medical and health professions. Our lawyers frequently participate in presenting at medical/legal educational programs throughout the province at hospitals and with local universities.  Our focus on remaining at the leading edge of this increasingly complex and ever changing area of practice is demonstrated by the development of niche expertise in emerging legal fields such as MAID (medical assistance in dying) and fertility law. 


Members

Atkinson, Aaron

Barnum, JoAnne

Brown, Guy

Brown, QC, Guy

Clark, William

Clark, William

Decker, Erika

Douglas, Karen

Doyle, Jackson

Elder, Cameron

Gill, Mandeep

Hill, Kara

Jakeman, Kimberly

Jakeman, Kimberly

Johnston, Lindsay

Lepp, QC, James

Liu, Dionne

Marcinkow, Scott

Meadows, Jonathan

Miller, Laura

Morris, Joel

Pilley, David

Reid, Daniel

Robinson, Michael

Rose, Kelsey

Samtani, Raj

Saunders, Paul

Tang, Andrew

Taylor, W. Sean

Thomas, Michael

Trevethan, Nigel

Turner, Abigail

Turner, Nathaniel

Weninger, Brent

Woznesensky, Jennifer

Yee, Kim

Zee, Lara

Industries

Health Care

Healthcare

Harper Grey LLP

firm
Location

3200 - 650 West Georgia Street

Vancouver

British Columbia

Canada

V6B 4P7

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Nationwide - Canada

Healthcare: Contentious


Guy Brown
Band 2
Kimberly Jakeman
Band 2
William Clark
Band 4