Bill is a senior mediator and litigator who combines a deep understanding of the law with a wealth of strategic experience in assisting our clients on a range of business issues. With a successful track record of 35+ years in resolving commercial disputes, Bill sees all sides of an issue to help our clients find the best solution to their case whether in or out of the courtroom.
His extensive understanding of these disputes and advanced mediation training in BC and at Harvard Law have provided Bill with a deep platform from which he operates as a highly effective mediator. Bill is equally comfortable working as a facilitative or evaluative mediator, but with counsels’ agreement prefers the latter approach.
In addition to his extensive training, Bill is an approved mediator on the Civil Roster of Mediate BC and is the practice group chair of our firm’s Mediation and Arbitration group. He has served since 2016 as the co-chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s Vancouver Alternative Dispute Resolution subsection.
Served as mediator in successful resolution of expropriation
- Mediation of multiple party expropriation Action involving a damages claim of $55-million
Served as mediator in termination of commercial lease
- Successful mediation of multiple party wrongful termination of lease and loss of business claim for $500,000
Mediation of business loss claim
- Served as mediator in resolving a $7-million Action for business loss
As head of our firm’s Litigation department, Bill also manages the business of our team, including its finances, assessments, planning, human resources and more. This provides Bill with relevant insight into the everyday business issues our clients face and allows him to serve them better.
|Real property disputes||Cross border executions|
|Commercial lease disputes||Creditors Remedies/collections|
Bill was born in the Prairies, and his upbringing instilled a sense of practicality. He can still hear his grandfather’s admonition not to spend $20 solving a $5 problem. Bill measures success not just in the actual outcome of a given case, but in the spend in which the result is obtained and the costs saved in resolving disputes effectively and efficiently.Download PDF