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Hunter Parsons

Avocat principal

Vancouver
HParsons@blg.com
604.640.4218

Expertise

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Hunter’s practice focuses on the resolution of corporate and commercial disputes. He regularly acts as counsel in the prosecution and defence of shareholder, corporate and investment disputes, as well as oppression remedy claims brought under corporate legislation.

He advises clients in:

  • investment broker and advisor liability
  • commercial contractual claims
  • commercial leasing disputes
  • creditors' remedies
  • fraud recovery
  • banking litigation

Hunter has successfully represented clients in the Provincial Court of British Columbia (BCPC), the Supreme Court of British Columbia (BCSC), the Court of Appeal for British Columbia, the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSECCOM) and in private commercial arbitration.  

Hunter is a member of BLG's Diversity & Inclusion Committee and is also actively involved in the firm's student recruitment, summer student and articling student programs.

Experience

  • D2 Contracting Ltd. v. The Bank of Nova Scotia, 2015 BCSC 1634: Obtained judgment on summary trial through 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.
  • Staples Canada Inc. v. Skycorp Maps Ltd., 2017 BCSC 188: Defended an application brought by a judgment debtor to set aside a judgment under Rule 22-1(3) of the Supreme Court Civil Rules.
  • Sunstar Ventures Ltd. v. Conexus Credit Unit 2006, 2016 BCSC 1121: Obtained an order for the cancellation of a certificate of pending litigation on development lands in the face of an impending sale to a third party.
  • Takeover Bids and Issuer Bids (Re. Hecla Mining, 2016 BCSECCOM 359): 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.
  • Fortinet Technologies (Canada) ULC v. Bell Canada, 2018 BCCA 277: Obtained an order that struck 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.
  • Jones v. Bank of Nova Scotia, 2018 BCCA 381: Obtained an order that struck the plaintiff’s claim arising from the deposit of a bank draft into a solicitor’s trust account.

Beyond Our Walls

Professional Involvement

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

Bar Admission & Education

  • Colombie-Britannique, 2014
  • JD, Université Dalhousie, 2013
  • BA (English), Université Thompson Rivers