Satinder views every file as an opportunity to advocate for clients while working to achieve a favourable and economical resolution of the construction or insurance matter at issue.

The construction clients that Satinder works with bring projects to life proficiently. The insurance clients that she works with manage a large volume of claims with expertise and efficiency. Satinder mirrors these qualities in her practice, ensuring that clients can execute their projects and resolve their claims in a timely and skillful manner.

Work Highlights

Public sector service provider

  • Successfully negotiated settlement and significant reduction of $10M delay claim by contractor, resulting in ministry and tax payers avoiding years of litigation and legal costs

RodRozen Designs Inc. v. 0977168 B.C. Ltd., 2016 BCSC 834

  • Successfully secured the cancellation of a certificate of pending litigation against property where claimant failed to assert the proper proprietary claim in context of a joint venture agreement to carry out construction work

Property owner/developer

  • Successfully negotiated settlement of claim against insured with a $1 mill exposure for land subsidence and potential collapse of a structure. At mediation, secured a substantial contribution from the co-defendant engineer notwithstanding a limitation of liability clause
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Satinder’s guiding goal is to always achieve the best possible result, advancing clients’ interests to their furthest extent through skilled and considered action.

Insurance Litigation Services
Coverage advice and defense of coverage denials Defense and subrogation of property damage claims, including fire loss and environmental contamination
Defense of personal injury claims, including orthopaedic injuries, traumatic brain injuries and psychological disorders
Construction Litigation Services
Builders’ lien claims Contract disputes
Construction delay and deficiency claims Surety bond claims
Insurance coverage Strata property disputes

Satinder has appeared at all levels of BC court, where she devotes methodical attention to every detail of a file to formulate thoughtful and effective strategies that bring success.

Satinder immerses herself in our clients’ businesses, whether they are developers, design professionals, contractors or any number of companies or individuals dealing with an insured loss. The list is vast and varied as to the types of businesses and individuals with which Satinder gets to engage. This experience allows her to better help clients both defend claims and pursue them.

Satinder takes her work as a personal reflection and always wants that image to be positive. This means working smartly and diligently to ensure that every work product is a reflection of which she is proud.

Satinder finds it rewarding to help clients successfully face legal challenges so that they can get back to enjoying their lives beyond litigation.

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Public sector service provider
  • Successfully negotiated settlement and significant reduction of $10M delay claim by contractor, resulting in ministry and tax payers avoiding years of litigation and legal costs
RodRozen Designs Inc. v. 0977168 B.C. Ltd., 2016 BCSC 834
  • Successfully secured the cancellation of a certificate of pending litigation against property where claimant failed to assert the proper proprietary claim in context of a joint venture agreement to carry out construction work
Property owner/developer
  • Successfully negotiated settlement of claim against insured with a $1 mill exposure for land subsidence and potential collapse of a structure. At mediation, secured a substantial contribution from the co-defendant engineer notwithstanding a limitation of liability clause
Chamberlain v. Jodoin, 2011 BCSC 739 aff’d on appeal 2012 BCCA 108
  • Successfully secured dismissal of claim against property owner pursuant to the Occupiers Liability Act defeating allegations that owner failed to properly maintain premises
Regional University
  • Extracted university from numerous lien claims and demands from CRA, Employment Standards and WCB arising through defunct contractor on construction projects
Amateur Hockey Association, League, Coach and Player
  • Successfully negotiated $25,000 settlement of $265,000 claim against various insureds covered under hockey association’s CGL policy where questionable whether insured player’s conduct was outside the expected scope of play
Local Restaurant and Bar
  • Defended insured establishment against liquor liability claim and established protocol for licensed establishments and their insurers to guard against over-service
"Satinder, I want to personally thank you for your efforts; I very much admired the clear expression of our wishes: you're a gift. The money is certainly great but the satisfaction of prevailing over such tempestuous adversaries feels wonderful."

Architect and founding partner of architectural firm

"Satinder handled this file and did an amazing job. I was astonished at how the claim settled at the end of the day. I was expecting to be liable and to compensate the Plaintiff, and the outcome was that the Plaintiff would withdraw the claim."

CIP, Senior Claims Manager

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Industry Involvement
  • Canadian Bar Association Construction and Insurance Sub-Sections
  • EMBERS (Eastside Movement for Business and Economic Renewal Society), Director
  • South Asian Bar Association of British Columbia, Member, Former Director
  • Canadian Defence Lawyers
Education & Call to Bar
  • Call to Bar: British Columbia, 2004
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of British Columbia, 2003
  • Bachelor of Arts in History, University of British Columbia, 2000
External Publications & Presentations

Publications

Presentations

  • Managing your Project: Staying on top of CCDC 2, Delay Claims and Builders Liens, Clark Wilson LLP, October 27, 2016
  • Short Term Rentals: Insurance Coverage Concerns, Insurance Institute of British Columbia, September 21, 2016
  • Leading Insurance Cases and Developments from Across Canada, Canadian Bar Association Webinar, March 30, 2016
  • Tendering, Contracts and Liens, Buildex Vancouve, February 24, 2016
  • Design Professional Liability: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You, Construction Specifications Canada, January 9, 2015
  • P&C Insurance in British Columbia: Top Cases & Industry Developments 2012-2013, Insurance Institute of British Columbia, June 6, 2013
  • Construction Law Topics – Your Doorway to Success, CP Distributors Ltd., May 2, 2013
  • Covenants to Insure in Commercial Agreements: A Review of the CGL Policy, Clark Wilson LLP In-house Training, March 8, 2013
  • The Art of a Builders Liens (update), Buildex Vancouver, February 14, 2013
  • The Art of a Builders Liens, Buildex Vancouver, February 9, 2012
  • An Ounce of Prevention: Practical Advice on Builders Liens, Insurance and Bonds, Buildex Vancouver, February 23, 2011
  • Think Like A Judge: Commercial Liability Endorsements and Exclusions ,Insurance Brokers Association of BC, May 4, 2010
  • Construction Hot Topics in an Evolving Economy, Buildex Vancouver, April 21, 2010
  • Builders Liens: A Focus on Payment Issues, Percon Construction Ltd., November 6, 2009
  • Builders Liens: A Focus on Payment Issues – Discharge of Liens under the Builders Lien Act, Clark Wilson LLP, May 22, 2009
  • The Builders Lien Act, Issues Arising on Insolvency, Canadian Construction Women, April 28, 2009
  • Changes in the CCDC 2, Vancouver Regional Construction Association, March 4 & 10, 2009
  • The Builders Lien Act, Issues Arising on Insolvency, Buildex Vancouver, February 11, 2009