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Most professionals are required to abide by laws, regulations and rules affecting their practice.

As a professional, you rely on your reputation to sustain the career you’ve built. Administrative law issues such as certification problems, complaints or investigations can put that reputation in peril, impeding work and affecting your livelihood

Professionals often grapple with serious ethical issues – issues that can become problems that threaten their reputations, security and practices.  We have helped clients with almost every type of regulatory issue.

We defend individuals and work with liability insurers, professional associations and organizations to determine the best options.

Harper Grey has, for many years, been the recognized leader in the defence of professionals facing liability issues. We act for doctors, lawyers, accountants, architects and engineers. We also provide administrative law advice for professionals facing disciplinary action.

Public scrutiny over ethical issues for professionals has increased dramatically over the past several years. We provide advice and assistance to professionals in their dealings with governance issues, ethical obligations and responsibilities, and represent them before a wide range of regulatory bodies.


  • Providing advice regarding investigations and inquiries by administrative authorities.
  • Advocating for clients before administrative tribunals such as the Health Professions Review Board.
  • Representing clients in Judicial Review matters.
  • Appealing the decisions of administrative bodies.
  • Advising professional organizations regarding liability insurance programs, communication to members and responses to new rules and regulations.
  • Constitutional and Charter challenges.
  • Defamation, libel, slander and breach of trust matters.
  • Advising clients regarding billing audits by the Medical Services Commission, insurance companies and other organizations.
  • Human rights complaints and representation before the Human Rights Tribunal.
  • Privacy and matters relating to the Freedom of Information and Privacy Act.
  • Helping clients with issues relating to government and public bodies.
  • Professional errors and omissions insurance claims.
  • Workers Compensation Board issues.
  • Reinstatement of professional practice applications.

Harper Grey recognized as a "Leading Law Firm" regionally in the area of Dispute Resolution by Chambers Canada®, 2017

Chambers Canada®

24 Harper Grey lawyers recognized across 15 specialty areas by Best Lawyers® in Canada, 2017

Best Lawyers® in Canada

24 Harper Grey lawyers recognized as “Leading Practitioners” by Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory®, 2018

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory®

19 Harper Grey lawyers recognized for litigation expertise by Benchmark Canada®, 2018

Benchmark Canada®

Harper Grey receives highest firm ranking as a “Highly Recommended” local litigation law firm in British Columbia from Benchmark Canada® 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Benchmark Canada®

Martindale Hubbell® recognizes 13 Harper Grey lawyers across 27 practice areas

January 30, 2017

Harper Grey receives the TAGLaw Membership Award of Distinction acknowledging 15 years of outstanding service

May 11, 2017

Harper Grey recognized as a Top 10 Regional Firm in British Columbia, Alberta and the Territories by Canadian Lawyer Magazine, 2012 and 2014

Canadian Lawyer Magazine

“Excellent response time, good talent from junior and intermediate to senior levels and reasonable service costs.”

Benchmark Canada® 2018

“Harper Grey is one of the best firms in Vancouver. They have excellent service, knowledge and their cost structure is excellent.”

Benchmark Canada® 2017

“A Vancouver staple, Harper Grey is perhaps the most BC-centric of the “highly recommended” firms, owing largely to the firm’s bench strength in several key areas.”

Benchmark Canada® 2018

“Rod Anderson is lauded for his enthusiastic client following and his track record of success.”

Benchmark Canada® 2015

“Every day it seems like I am dealing with someone at Harper Grey, and I always find them professional, courteous and effective.”

Benchmark Canada® 2017

“Harper Grey has a stellar pedigree as a litigation firm, and they’ve put a ton of people on the bench, observes one peer.”

Benchmark Canada® 2014

“Harper Grey has niches, and in those niches they are the best of the best.”

Benchmark Canada® 2017

“Rod Anderson – he’s got a reputation for success, he’s got a client following, and he just wins.”

Benchmark Canada® 2013

“Harper Grey is a trial lawyer’s firm, and they’ve got a big deep bench of well-trained litigators.”

Benchmark Canada® 2017

“The firm has real quality people, and they’ve put three people on the bench there in six years.”

Benchmark Canada® 2015

“A lawyer who refers work to Harper Grey wrote it has ‘great service, a breadth of practice and I have never received a negative comment from referrals to the firm’.”

2014 Canadian Lawyer Magazine Stronger than Ever - Top Western & Northern Firms, September 1, 2014

“They exceeded all my expectations. I am very satisfied with their work and very happy to recommend them.”

Chambers Canada® 2017

“Harper Grey lawyers are ‘dedicated to their clients and focused on finding and implementing practical solutions for them. The lawyers are prompt, intelligent and insightful, and provide a high level of customer service’.”

2012 Canadian Lawyer Magazine® Embracing Regionalism - Canadian Lawyer’s Top 10 firms from B.C., Alberta, and the Territories are in the Sweet Spot Right Now, October 1, 2012


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