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, involving novel interpretation of the law on malicious prosecution: Degen v. British Columbia, BCSC (oral reasons delivered January 30, 2019)

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

Construction disputes and litigation, including performance bonds, labour & material bonds, and contract price disputes Property claims
Delay claims Bad faith claims
Contract disputes Policy drafting and product development
Advancing and defending claims for extras Insurance coverage advice
Construction deficiency claims Professional indemnity claims
Product liability Aviation 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, involving novel interpretation of the law on malicious prosecution: Degen v. British Columbia, BCSC (oral reasons delivered January 30, 2019)
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
International Insurer and Strata Client
  • Counsel in tribunal hearing involving successful dismissal of claims of financial misconduct and overcharge in relation to Strata Property Act and corporate strata bylaws: Gutmann v. The Owners, Strata Plan LMS 13, 2019 BCCRT 235
Corporate Client
  • Successfully extricated client with zero payment from claim involving contractual and tortious claims regarding independent adjusting services
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Industry Involvement
  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • The Lawyers’ Inn Society, Board Director, Apr 2018 – June 2020
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