Andrew Brine is an associate in the health, professional regulation, employment and insurance law groups at Harper Grey LLP. He assists and advises clients with respect to civil medical-legal issues and disciplinary matters before the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia and the Health Professions Review Board.
Andrew also works with clients on wrongful dismissal and other employment law disputes including employment contracts and human rights. In addition, he conducts insurance subrogation litigation in connection with product liability and property damage claims.
Prior to joining the firm, Andrew worked at an international law firm in London, England where he practiced maritime and international trade litigation.
- University of Alberta, LL.B, 2004
- Simon Fraser University, B.A., 2001
- British Columbia, 2005
- Director-at-Large, Vancouver Bar Association, 2012
- Member, Medical Legal Society of British Columbia
- Member, Canadian Bar Association - BC Branch, Health, Civil Litigation and Insurance Subsections
- Participant, Ride to Conquer Cancer 2009 and 2010 - an event where cyclists ride from Vancouver to Seattle to raise funds for cancer research
- Co-Author of "Psychological Damages in Delayed Diagnosis Cases" presented at the Canadian Medical Protective Association Symposium, 2009
- Presenter, Harper Grey Insurance Seminar, 2010 and 2011
- Defending physicians against allegations of failure to make timely diagnoses of conditions such as epidural abscess, subdural hematoma, stroke, aneurysm and cancer
- Subrogated actions on behalf of insurance companies and their insureds in matters regarding property claims, coverage disputes, product liability and other issues
- Medical defence cases involving a variety of issues including informed consent, prescription practices and confidentiality and medical equipment use
- Representing physicians in matters before the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia and the Health Professions Review Board. These matters involve a wide range of issues including allegations of delayed diagnosis, lack of informed consent, boundaries, treatment of family members, breach of confidentiality, medication prescription practices and certification under the Mental Health Act
- Providing advice to physicians regarding privacy and records issues and hospital disciplinary proceedings