Hunter Parsons


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Hunter is a litigation, arbitration and dispute avoidance lawyer with substantial experience representing clients in the financial services industry, including investment dealers and brokers, commercial landlords and tenants, creditors, victims of financial fraud and parties to commercial contracts. Hunter strives to deliver market-leading service to each of his clients.

Hunter is a member of BLG’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee and is actively involved in the firm’s student recruitment, summer student and articling programs. He regularly provides coaching and mentorship to junior lawyers, focusing on litigation and client service skills development, and work-life balance.


  • Defending claims brought against investment dealers and advisors in civil actions before the Supreme Court of British Columbia and regulatory proceedings before the Mutual Fund Dealers Association. 
  • Defending claims brought against banks and credit unions in all levels of Court in British Columbia.
  • Prosecuting and defending commercial lease litigation before all levels of Court in British Columbia and in domestic and international arbitration proceedings, including rent arbitrations, under a number of major institutional rules, including the Vancouver International Arbitration Centre and the International Centre for Dispute Resolution.
  • Fraud recovery investigations and proceedings, including obtaining freezing orders (Mareva injunctions) and third party document disclosure orders (Norwich Pharmacal orders), and the seizure and sale of real and personal property from the perpetrators of fraud.
  • Prosecuting and enforcing debt and judgment recovery claims, including the registration and recognition of foreign judgments and arbitral awards in British Columbia.
  • Counsel to a financial institution involving the enforcement of an account verification provision in a business banking agreement, which resulted in the dismissal of the plaintiff’s claim against the Bank for cheques that one of the directors of the plaintiff had allegedly forged.
  • Counsel to a respondent in an international arbitration concerning rent payable pursuant to a lease in a data center facility.
  • Counsel to a defendant that cancelled a certificate of pending litigation on development lands in the face of an impending sale to a third party.
  • Part of a team that successfully defended an application before the British Columbia Securities Commission and the Ontario Securities Commission to cease trade a private placement of a junior mining exploration company following the announcement of an unsolicited takeover bid.
  • Successfully obtained orders on numerous occasions pursuant to s. 437 of the Bank Act for the repatriation of funds obtained by fraud.
  • Counsel for a defendant that struck a substantial portion of the plaintiff’s claim on the basis of issue estoppel arising from a prior arbitration in which the plaintiff admitted the validity of a commercial sublease, and then challenged the validity of the sublease in the subsequent litigation.
  • Negotiated numerous settlements involving civil claims and MFDA regulatory proceedings against financial advisors.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Vancouver Bar Association

Bar Admission & Education

  • British Columbia, 2014
  • JD, Dalhousie University, 2013
  • BA (English), Thompson Rivers University