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.
- 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)
- 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
- 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
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.
|Construction disputes and litigation, including performance bonds, labour & material bonds, and contract price disputes||Builders’ liens|
|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||Class action defence, mass tort litigation|
Denny has appeared before the Supreme Court and Provincial Court of British Columbia, as well as various administrative tribunals. 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.Download PDF