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Litigation Star


British Columbia

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Francis Lamer has gained the trust of clients due to his ability to represent them in a dynamic and effective manner and for his skill at crafting vigorous strategies.


Mr. Lamer joined the firm in 1997 after seven years of practice at two of Vancouver’s national firms and a year of clerking at the Supreme Court of Canada. His wide-ranging practice encompasses all manner of litigation, including business disputes, insolvency, securities litigation, commercial real estate disputes, mining industry litigation, shareholders’ remedies and estate and family law disputes. In particular, Mr. Lamer has extensive experience in matrimonial property law as it affects the division of business interests, family trusts and other issues concerning businesspeople.


In recent years, Mr. Lamer has acted on shareholder oppression claims, joint-venture litigation concerning major real estate and mining projects, litigation pertaining to the enforceability of a royalty agreement over one of the largest coal mines in BC, commercial arbitrations concerning real estate development projects and mining venture disputes, leading decisions dealing with family trusts in family and estate litigation, a constitutional challenge to provisions of the Securities Act of British Columbia, a dispute pertaining to the impact of Yukon native treaty rights on pre-existing mineral exploration right, disputes involving matrimonial property division and business assets, and commercial fraud cases.


Mr. Lamer has appeared before all levels of court from the Supreme Court of British Columbia to the Supreme Court of Canada, the Alberta Court of Queens Bench and the Supreme Court of the Yukon Territory and has been counsel on complex, multi-party arbitrations and mediations. Benchmark Litigation Canada has recognized Mr. Lamer as a “Litigation Star”, and he holds a Distinguished Martindale-Hubbel rating for legal skills and ethics.


Last updated March 2020