Dirk Laudan


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Dirk acts in construction disputes, surety claims, procurement, commercial litigation, insurance coverage disputes, risk management, and real estate litigation. His practice also includes media law, defamation, lobbyist registration, and electoral law.


Dirk has acted in numerous construction, surety, and other cases. Representative decisions:

  • Wolverine Construction v. Trisura Guarantee Insurance Company, 2023 BCSC 405
  • Lloydminster (City) v. Alberta Asphalt Enterprises Inc., 2022 ABQB 55, 77 CPC (8th) 308
  • Centura Building Systems (2013) Ltd. v. 601 Main Partnership, 2022 BCSC 295
  • Strata Plan BCS 1165 v. National Home Warranty Group Inc., 2015 BCSC 1122
  • Strata Plan BCS 1348 v. Travelers Guarantee Co. of Canada, 2014 BCSC 1468, 69 BCLR (5th) 341
  • Shun Cheong Holdings BC Ltd. v. Gold Ocean City Supermarket Ltd, 2002 BCCA 451, 4 B.C.L.R. (4th) 234

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Faculty, Osgoode Hall Certificate in Construction Law: Western Canada Edition, York University (April 2021)
  • Canadian Bar Association (CBA) Construction Law Section, BC Branch: Member, 1997-present; past Chair; past CBA National Construction Section, Executive Committee Member
  • Member, Surety Association of Canada, BC Regional Committee
  • Member, American Institute of Parliamentarians
  • Committee Member, British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI) Builders Lien Reform Project, 2014-present

Community Involvement

  • President, St. George’s School Old Boys’ Association 2016 to 2018
  • Vice Chair, The Sir John A Macdonald Historical Society (Vancouver)

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2024 edition of Benchmark Canada — The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys as a Litigation Star.
  • Recognized in the 2024 edition (and since 2022) of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Construction Law).
  • Recognized in the 2024 edition (and since 2016) of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Construction Law).
  • Recognized in the 2024 edition (and since 2022) of Lexpert Special Edition: Infrastructure.
  • Recognized in the 2023 and 2022 editions of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Construction Law).
  • Recognized in the 2021 edition of the Doyles Guide - Leading Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure Lawyers – British Columbia.
  • Martindale-Hubbell DistinguishedSM

Bar Admission & Education

  • British Columbia, 1997
  • LLB, University of British Columbia, 1995
  • BA, University of Toronto, (Trinity College), 1991