Public law and civil litigation in Ottawa, Vancouver and beyond.

Commercial disputes

We have experience in a wide variety of commercial matters including shareholder disputes, fraud claims, breaches of contract, professional regulatory matters, and complaints against public bodies.

Public law

We frequently act in cases raising constitutional issues or other questions concerning the limits of governmental power. We have acted for charities, civil rights organizations and governments. Our counsel have served as amicus curiae (friend of the court) in national security proceedings.

Private disputes

We handle private law matters including disputes arising from wills and powers of attorney, real estate transactions, and other land law issues such as trespass, boundary disputes, adverse possession and site contamination.

Supreme Court advisory

We frequently advise parties on matters before the Supreme Court of Canada. All of our counsel are former Supreme Court of Canada law clerks. Gib van Ert is a member of the Supreme Court Advocacy Institute.


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Gib van Ert

Phone (Ottawa) 613 408 4297 
604 644 5845
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British Columbia practice conducted through Gib van Ert Law Corporation

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Gabriel Poliquin

Phone 613 983 8062

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Fraser Harland

Phone 613 601 9687
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Dahlia Shuhaibar

Phone 613 501 5350


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