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Brad Dixon

Associé

Vancouver
BDixon@blg.com
604.640.4111

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Brad is recognized nationally and in British Columbia as a leading counsel in class action defence and complex commercial litigation matters. Among other recognition, he has been named in 2020 by The Best Lawyers in Canada® as "Lawyer of the Year: Class Action Litigation – Vancouver" based on peer review.

Brad co-chairs the firm's Class Actions Group, providing strategic direction and co-ordination of the group across Canada. He has successfully defended numerous class actions against leading Canadian corporations and financial institutions, as well as multi-national corporations, achieving precedent-setting results. Brad has obtained dismissal of class actions before certification, obtained dismissal of certification applications and taken class actions to common issues trials.

Appearing in all levels of courts and acting as counsel in arbitrations, Brad has dealt with a broad range of disputes, including consumer and statutory claims, product liability and competition law claims. His experience includes litigation of commercial and constitutional or other public law issues.

Testimonials

Experience

  • Spring v. Goodyear Canada Inc. and The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Alberta Court of Appeal, successful reversal of a certification order in a products liability claim that reinforces the importance of meaningful scrutiny and the evidentiary threshold required for certification, as well as setting limits on the extent to which restitution and disgorgement claims may be available in products liability actions.
  • Kett v. Mitsubishi Materials Corporation et al, British Columbia Supreme Court, successful defence of a certification application in a claim by indirect purchasers of components and materials used in the automotive supply chain – judgment sets important limits on claims under the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act.
  • Farrish et al v. Delta Hospice Society, British Columbia Court of Appeal, pro bono representation of concerned community members – judgment obtained reversing improper bulk rejection by the board of directors of applications for membership and confirming that directors' lack discretion not provided to them under the bylaws; affirmed on appeal.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

  • Member, The Law Society of British Columbia
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch, Civil Litigation and Class Action Subsections
  • Associate Member, American Bar Association, Civil Litigation Section and International Class Actions Subcommittee

Community Involvement

  • Past Chair, National Board of Directors of MADD Canada, Mothers Against Drunk Driving
  • Former Member, National Board of Directors of MADD Canada, Mothers Against Drunk Driving

Awards & Recognitions

  • Recognized in the 2022 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada (Class Action Litigation, Competition Antitrust Law, Corporate and Commercial Litigation and Product Liability Law)
  • Recognized in the 2022 edition (and since 2017) of Chambers Canada — Canada's Leading Lawyers for Business (Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Defence)), since 2018 (Litigation: General Commercial - British Columbia), and the 2017 edition (Dispute Resolution - British Columbia)
  • Recognized in the 2021 and 2020 edition (and since 2013) of Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (Class Actions).
  • Recognized in the 2015 and 2020 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada® as "Lawyer of Year: Class Action Litigation — Vancouver". 
  • Recognized in the 2020 (and since 2006) edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada® (Class Action Litigation, Corporate Commercial Litigation, Product Liability).
  • Recognized in the 2021 (and since 2011) edition of Benchmark Canada — The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys as a "Local Litigation Star: British Columbia" and a "Litigation Star: Class Actions, Commercial, Product Liability, Dispute Resolution."

Bar Admission & Education

  • Colombie-Britannique, 1990
  • LLB, Université de la Colombie-Britannique, 1989
  • B.Comm., Université de la Colombie-Britannique, 1989