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Hunter Litigation Chambers

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Head of Chambers: Randy J Kaardal, QC
Number of partners: 8
Number of lawyers: 23
Languages: English

William Smart QC (1976)
Randy J Kaardal QC (1988)
Michael K Stephens (1998)
Mark S Oulton (2000)
Brent B Olthuis (2001 Ontario; 2005 BC)
Claire Hunter QC (2004 Ont, 2004 NY; 2010 BC)
Shannon P Ramsay (2003)
Paul Heisler (2006)
Kimberley Knapp (2000) *
Brian Duong (2009 Massachusetts; 2009 BC) *
Ryan Androsoff (2012) *
Rebecca Robb (2014) *
Alexander Bjornson (2015) *
Trevor Bant (2016 Ontario; 2016 BC) *
Nicole Gilewicz (2016) *
Julia Roos (2016)*
Aubin Calvert (2016 Ontario; 2018 BC)*
Esher Madhur (2018)*
Matthew Palmer (2018) *
Sarah Chaster (2018) *
Caitlan Ehman (2019) *
Susan Humphrey (2019) *
Martin Taylor QC (1963) ++

* Associate ++ Associate Counsel

The Chambers:
Hunter Litigation Chambers is routinely recognised as one of the premier dispute resolution firms in British Columbia. Ranked partners Randy Kaardal QC, Claire Hunter QC, Mike Stephens, Mark Oulton and Brent Olthuis are each consistently identified in peer-review publications as leading counsel across various litigation-related categories. Senior counsel Bill Smart QC, one of the province’s most notable criminal lawyers and a Fellow of both the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Society of Barristers, adds expertise in the criminal law realm as well as in corporate and regulatory matters. The firm’s expertise is rounded out at the senior level by Associate Counsel Martin Taylor QC, one of Canada’s leading counsel and adjudicators over the past 50 years. With deep talent at the associate level, including many former judicial clerks, the firm has the depth and capability to handle the full range of commercial disputes and class actions (including in the anti-trust and product liability areas), as well as matters across a broad spectrum encompassing professional negligence, natural resources, labour and employment, defamation, public and constitutional law, Aboriginal law, and criminal and quasi-criminal prosecutions. In addition to their respective practices before trial courts, administrative and arbitral tribunals, counsel at Hunter Litigation Chambers appear regularly in the Court of Appeal for British Columbia and the Supreme Court of Canada, and in the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal.

Main Areas of Practice:

Commercial Litigation & Arbitration:
Key Clients:
BC Lottery Corporation, Taseko Mines Ltd., Baker Hughes, Govan Brown & Associates Ltd.
Contacts: Randy Kaardal, Michael Stephens, Claire Hunter
Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Class Actions:
Key Clients:
British Columbia Lottery Corporation, Canada Dry Motts Inc.
Contacts: Michael Stephens, Brent Olthuis, Claire Hunter
Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Corporate & Securities Litigation:
Key Clients:
Eastern Platinum Ltd., B.C. Securities Commission (Bridgemark Group)
Contact: Randy Kaardal, Claire Hunter
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Aboriginal Litigation:
Key Clients:
Taseko Mines Ltd., International Forest Products Limited, City of Richmond BC
Contacts: Michael Stephens, Mark Oulton, Brent Olthuis
Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Administrative & Public:
Key Clients:
British Columbia Lottery Corporation, Canadian Lumber Standards Accreditation Board, Director of Civil Forfeiture, Thomas Fresh Inc., B.C. Chicken Marketing Board
Contacts: Randy Kaardal, Michael Stephens, Brent Olthuis
Emails: [email protected] com, [email protected], [email protected]

Labour & Employment:
Key Clients:
Terus Construction Ltd., ContainerWorld Forwarding Services Inc., BC School Superintendents Association
Contact: Randy Kaardal Tel: 604 647 4559
Email: [email protected]

Forestry Litigation:
Key Clients:
Canadian Forest Products Ltd., International Forest Products Limited, Teal Cedar Products Ltd., Canadian Overseas Log & Lumber Ltd., Taan Forest Limited Partnership
Contacts: Mark Oulton, Michael Stephens
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Criminal & Regulatory:
Key Clients:
College of Physicians & Surgeons of BC, Real Estate Council of BC
Contact: William Smart, Brent Olthuis
Email: [email protected], [email protected] 

Commercial Litigation & Arbitration, Corporate & Securities Litigation, Forestry Litigation, Labour, Employment & Human Rights, Class Actions, Administrative & Public, Aboriginal Litigation, Criminal & Regulatory