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.
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
In addition to his extensive training, Bill is a Mediator of 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 and is currently the Secretary of the CBA’s National ADR section.
Bill has also successfully completed Social Justice Mediation Training in collaboration with the ShchEma-mee.tkt (Our Children) project. This enables him to design and employ customized processes for mediations involving First Nations communities and Indigenous Peoples.
|Real property disputes||Cross border executions|
|Commercial lease disputes||Creditors Remedies/collections|
Awards & Distinctions
- Best Lawyers in Canada, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, 2020