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General Litigation

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General Litigation

Nixon Wenger LLP has a robust and varied litigation practice that handles all aspects of disputes relating to business, construction, real estate and property, as well as claims involving defamation, nuisance, trespass, municipal, environmental and contract law.

Our litigators are skilled advocates before the courts and on appeals.  They have extensive experience with mediation and arbitration and regularly appear before administrative tribunals and in all levels of court as they assist our clients in achieving justice.

Litigation Services

Nixon Wenger routinely supports professionals in navigating and responding to complaints and disciplinary matters. We handle matters before regulatory and administrative bodies, from the early stages of an investigation through judicial review, the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal.

Whether appealing from an administrative tribunal (such as the Residential Tenancy Branch) or a trial decision, Nixon Wenger has a seasoned team of litigators with considerable experience in appellate work.

Our lawyers provide representation concerning construction disputes of all types, including disputes relating to construction and design deficiencies, and claims arising under the Builders Lien Act. We also provide services in relation to risk management, project delivery, and procurement strategies. Examples of areas in which our lawyers provide construction law assistance include:

  • Drafting and negotiating construction contracts;
  • Claims arising from procurement and tender of construction contracts;
  • Claims arising from delay and loss of productivity;
  • Claims arising from construction deficiencies; and
  • Claims arising under the Builders Lien Act

Our lawyers are experienced in handling wide-ranging business disputes, including shareholders’ disputes, resolving commercial agreement and contract disputes, and advising clients about corporate liability and responsibilities of officers and directors.  Our group of seasoned commercial litigators work with businesses to find effective and timely resolutions, giving them the competitive advantage.

Our litigation lawyers are able to assist you with a variety of contractual disputes, including disputes relating to offer and acceptance,  contract formation and validity, contract breaches, misrepresentation, and cancellation and termination of contracts.

Our litigation team has experience acting across a broad range of industries and areas, including forestry disputes and injunctions, contaminated sites, regulatory compliance, disputes with local and provincial authorities, and boundary and easement disputes.

The practice of our Estate litigation lawyers spans the full spectrum of Estate litigation:  disputes in the administration of a trust or Estate, the interpretation of Wills, Wills Variation Act cases, resulting trust and constructive trust cases, applications to vary trusts and committeeships.  We also advise Executors and Trustees on their duties and responsibilities and on their remuneration and passing of accounts.  Our Estate litigation lawyers are experienced in alternative methods of dispute resolution, particularly the use of mediation to resolve claims against an Estate.

Our insurance group primarily acts for insurers and deals with a broad range of claims including bodily injury, property damage, multi-party construction litigation and subrogation. Our group also regularly provide coverage advice to insurers.

Nixon Wenger acts for property owners, developers, land owners and various private stakeholders on a variety of municipal/planning law disputes, including those pertaining to land use and land development.

Our lawyers provide representation concerning the full range of property and strata disputes. Examples of areas in which our lawyers provide representation and advice concerning real property and strata plans include:

  • Claims arising from the breach of a contract of purchase and sale of real property, including claims for specific performance of an agreement
  • Claims requiring the registration of caveats and certificates of pending litigation against the title of real property
  • Claims arising from the discovery of latent or patent defects in real property
  • Claims arising from mortgage disputes (including claims for possession, foreclosure and judicial sale)
  • Claims arising from disputes concerning easements and restrictive covenants
  • Claims arising from leasing disputes (including both residential and commercial leases)
  • Claims or other court proceedings in relation to strata plans
  • Advice relating to appearing in strata disputes before the Civil Resolution Tribunal

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