When a dispute arises and litigation is the only way forward, businesses need to establish a clear legal path to reach their desired end goal. Denny’s dual ability to dissect the minute details while maintaining a big picture view is what helps him solve his clients’ most challenging insurance related problems.

His primary focus is to mitigate the issue at hand, then develop a proactive plan that will remediate the situation going forward in the most effective and economical way.

Work Highlights

International Insurer

  • Co-counsel in successful summary judgment application to dismiss a malicious prosecution claim in the Supreme Court of British Columbia, in part involving interpretation of the law on malicious prosecution

International Insurer

  • Negotiated a multi-party settlement at mediation, involving an insurance broker negligence claim, with a resulting contribution of about 3% of the total settlement amount

Provincial Regulator

  • Redrafting of a provincial commercial-host mandatory training program governing commercial-host policies and procedures with respect to responsible service of alcohol, to reflect the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada
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When working with his clients, Denny believes an open and organic dialogue is the best way to achieve success. He ventures to work in partnership with his clients to develop collaborative strategies aligned with their overall business objectives. He has worked extensively with insurance examiners and adjusters, giving him deep insights on how to practically minimize an insurer’s risk.

Services

Contract disputes Defence of bodily injury and property claims
Subrogated claims against third parties Defence of out of province auto claims
Insurance coverage advice Bad faith claims
Civil and commercial litigation matters Underwriting advice, policy wording drafting and product development
General liability claims Life/disability claims
Fire claims Professional indemnity claims
Complex liability defence and multi-party litigation

Denny has appeared before the Supreme Court and Provincial Court of British Columbia, as well as the Human Rights Tribunal and Civil Resolution Tribunal. He has represented clients in multi-party settlement conferences, multi-party mediations, summary judgment and summary trial applications.

Denny’s ambition and adaptability are what set him apart from other lawyers. In litigation, he takes the time to understand the motivations of each stakeholder and tailors his approach to meet his clients’ unique needs. He is highly perceptive, versatile and committed to exhausting all efforts to help his clients make well-informed decisions.

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International Insurer
  • Co-counsel in successful summary judgment application to dismiss a malicious prosecution claim in the Supreme Court of British Columbia, in part involving interpretation of the law on malicious prosecution
International Insurer
  • Negotiated a multi-party settlement at mediation, involving an insurance broker negligence claim, with a resulting contribution of about 3% of the total settlement amount
Provincial Regulator
  • Redrafting of a provincial commercial-host mandatory training program governing commercial-host policies and procedures with respect to responsible service of alcohol, to reflect the legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada
Industry Involvement
  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • The Lawyers’ Inn Society, Board Director
Education & Call to Bar
  • Call to Bar: British Columbia, 2018
  • Juris Doctor (JD), University of Alberta , 2017
  • Bachelor of Arts, Criminology & Legal Studies (Distinction), Simon Fraser University, 2013
Languages
  • English and Cantonese
Publications
  • Traumatic Brain Injury in Personal Injury Litigation, Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, Co-Author, 2018