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Andrew Powell, Partner

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PRACTICE EMPHASIS

Andrew practices a wide range of civil litigation with a focus on business or commercial disputes, including breach of contract, lease and land use issues, corporate disputes including liquidations and shareholder issues, and realization and enforcement. Andrew also practices estate litigation, including wills variation claims.

PRACTICE AREAS

Litigation
Insurance Defence
Estate Claims
Loan Realization and Enforcement
Appeals

 

EDUCATION

BA from the University of Victoria in 1993.
LLB from the University of British Columbia in 1997.
Law Clerk at the British Columbia Court of Appeal 1998.
Called to the British Columbia Bar in 1999.

 

PRACTICE DESCRIPTION

Litigation - Andrew has appeared in all court levels of British Columbia and before various tribunals. He has acted for clients in a variety of complex business or contract-related litigation, representing companies, shareholders or shareholder groups, strata corporations, property owners and property owner groups.

Estate Claims - He has been appointed by the Public Trustee to represent clients in a variety of estate-related matters, and has also represented private individuals in estate claims. 

Recent settlements obtained for clients include:

Andrew was retained by a bereaved widow to make a wills variation claim against the estate of her late husband.  Both had been married previously and had families.  The widow had independent means, and had not contributed to the husband’s wealth or property.  She had been in an informal relationship with the deceased for about two years, and had been married to him for approximately two weeks before he unexpectedly passed away.  Although the husband had a valid will, we argued that many of its terms had become obsolete due to changes in circumstance.  The claim settled for approximately 30% of an estate worth in excess of $1 million.

 

Insurance Defence - Andrew has acted for numerous insurers in the areas of health care and business commercial insurance.

Loan Realization and Enforcement - Andrew has been involved in debt collection and enforcement for both private and institutional lenders.

 

PROFESSIONAL & CIVIC INTERESTS

  • Member of the Vernon Bar Association.
  • Member of the BC Trial Lawyers Association.
  • Director of the BC Liberal Constituency Association for the Okanagan-Monashee.
  • Past Director of the Vernon Chamber of Commerce.
  • President of the Vernon Art Gallery.
  • Member of the Interior BC Association for Injured Motorcyclists.

 

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