Bryan Hicks
Associate | Vancouver
Vancouver: 604-631-5227

Bryan practises in commercial litigation with a focus on complex commercial matters, including contractual and tort disputes, property disputes and commercial leasing. Bryan frequently acts for both owners and contractors in construction-related disputes. He also advises clients on maritime claims and various regulatory matters including acting in judicial review proceedings involving project-related permits.

In addition to his commercial litigation practice, Bryan also practises in insolvency and restructuring. He has assisted debtors, creditors and court-appointed officers in various insolvency proceedings.

Bryan appears frequently in the British Columbia Supreme Court and has also appeared before the British Columbia Court of Appeal and the Federal Court of Canada. He also has experience with alternative dispute resolution and has successfully obtained positive outcomes for his clients through negotiated settlements.

Bryan provides practical and thoughtful advice at all stages of a dispute and is mindful to consider the impact of the dispute and potential outcomes on his clients' business and interests.

SELECT EXPERIENCE

  • Obtained positive results in complex construction-related disputes. Bryan frequently acts for owners and has also represented contractors
  • Successfully upheld key project permit on behalf of project proponent in judicial review proceedings brought by opponents to the project
  • Successfully obtained injunction to preserve property rights

  • Acted for companies of varying sizes in corporate disputes and liability claims

  • Successfully negotiated favourable settlements including through formal mediation

  • Acted for several clients in proceedings under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act and other insolvency proceedings
PUBLICATIONS
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Blakes Bulletin on Construction Dispute Resolution, August 2, 2017.
Blakes Bulletin on Litigation & Dispute Resolution, July 20, 2017.
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PROFESSIONAL APPEARANCES
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Speaker: You've been Short-Changed - What can you do About it? A Discussion on Builders' Liens and Dispute Resolution
British Columbia Landscape and Nursery Association, Vancouver, British Columbia, October 20, 2016.
Speaker: Don't Get Short Changed: Tricks and Traps to Keep in Mind When Setting up Contracts and Agreeing to Change Orders
British Columbia Landscape and Nursery Association, Vancouver, British Columbia, April 19, 2016.
Speaker: Tales of the Sea: the ex HMCS Annapolis and her Final Mission, Maritime Arrests and Claims
Association of Corporate Counsel (Washington Chapter), June 25, 2015, Seattle, Washington.
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MEDIA APPEARANCES
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Quoted: Exercise is Medicine: Anthea Guelke's Story
Article by the Parkinson Society of British Columbia, Viewpoints, September 2015.
Quoted: HMCS Annapolis Could Sink Accidentally: lawyer
Article by Laura Kane, Canadian Press, February 26, 2015.
Quoted: No Judgment yet on Annapolis
Article by Jennifer Thuncher, The Squamish Chief, March 5, 2015.
Interviewed: Federal Court Judge Sinks Arguments of B.C. Artificial Reef Opponents
Interviewed by Keven Drews, Canadian Press, March 12, 2015.
Quoted: B.C. Divers Get Federal Approval to Sink Former Warship Annapolis
Article by Mark Hume, Globe and Mail, March 12, 2015.
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