Creative solutions
to complex issues.

Our commitment is to deliver top-quality legal work with a diverse team of skilled lawyers, known for their leadership and expertise. We prioritize transparent communication, honesty, and trust, ensuring timely and informed decision-making for our clients.

Curious to learn more about what sets us apart from other firms? Keep reading and find out.

Why choose us?

Regional feel, national expertise

We offer the breadth of experience of a national firm, combined with the agility, responsiveness, and personalized service of a regional firm.

Cost certainty

With a clear rate structure, we help ensure our cost structure will work for you.

Responsiveness

We prioritize our work to suit your needs rather than our own, and we walk the talk by our commitment to match the pace of business in your industry.

We care

We share a genuine desire to make a positive change and a sustainable impact in our communities.

Integrity

We consistently adhere to the highest ethical standards and maintain honesty and transparency in all our practices and dealings.

Innovation

We work hard and smart. Our technology team invests in cutting-edge tools and processes to enhance our services and improve client outcomes.

Communication

Our culture is guided by our core belief that open and honest communication builds trust, ensuring a collaborative and transparent relationship.

Above: Rogers Building in 1936, image via City of Vancouver Archives

Distinguished expertise and a fighting spirit since 1907

In 1907, the Honourable Joseph A. Martin, KC, popularly known as “Fighting Joe,” formed a new partnership with Charles W. Craig and Harry A. Bourne carrying on business under the name Martin, Craig & Bourne.

After one hundred years and more than twenty rounds of mergers and expansions leading to as many updates to the firm name, we became the present day Harper Grey LLP. Maintaining our tradition of representing BC based clients, shaping BC laws and continually diversifying the types of law we practice to meet the needs of an ever-expanding geographical client base has been instrumental in our becoming the western-regional force we are today.

While the firm has had many opportunities to join national firms we remain regional, entirely convinced that our founders and those who followed have steered the right course by setting our roots deeper and deeper in the west, and always focusing on what we do best.

Company Timeline

Timeline

Since 1907

  • 1907 – 1908

    Martin, Craig & Bourne

  • 1909 – 1910

    Martin, Craig, Bourne & Hay

  • 1911 – 1912

    Martin, Craig, Bourne & McDonald

  • 1913 – 1915

    C.W. Craig

  • 1916 – 1917

    Martin, Craig & Parkes

  • 1917 – 1923

    Craig & Parkes

  • 1924 – 1928

    Craig, Parkes & Tysoe

  • 1929 – 1934

    Craig, Ladner, Carmichael, Tysoe & Downs

  • 1935 – 1945

    Craig & Tysoe

  • 1946 – 1947

    Craig, Tysoe, Stewart & Langfield

  • 1947 – 1950

    Craig, Tysoe, Harper & Langfield

  • 1951 – 1952

    Tysoe, Harper & Langfield

  • 1952 – 1955

    Tysoe, Harper, Gilmour & Langfield

  • 1956 – 1957

    Tysoe, Harper, Gilmour & Grey

  • 1957 – 1960

    Tysoe, Harper, Gilmour, Grey, de Vooght & Levis

  • 1961 – 1963

    Tysoe, Harper, Gilmour, Grey, de Vooght, Levis, van der Hoop, MacKinnon & Pyper

  • 1964 – 1971

    Harper, Gilmour, Grey & Company

  • 1972 – 1990

    Harper, Grey, Easton & Company

  • 1991 – 2005

    Harper Grey Easton

  • 2006 – Present

    Harper Grey LLP

Testimonials

“This team has provided outstanding legal service. They are prompt, responsive, and communicative. They are strong strategists and provide well researched, experienced legal advice.

Benchmark Canada®

We work with many firms, and Harper Grey stands out. Their team remembers every interaction, memo, pleading and document. They understand a very complicated file and address it with ease and candor. We very much appreciate their strong advocacy.”

Benchmark Canada®

“The firm is top notch. They actively look for ways to more efficiently partner with their clients for effective management of the work, while at the same time not weakening their excellent service delivery, their responsiveness, or their effectiveness in the work.”

Benchmark Canada®

Ranked as one of Vancouver's largest law firms
25+ lawyers recognized as leaders in their field
Included as one of Canada's best law firms
Recognized as a leading law firm in BC
72 firm-wide rankings recognizing legal excellence
11+ lawyers recognized as leaders in their field

Committed to Corporate Responsibility

Harper Grey has been an integral part of the community since we opened our doors in 1907. Our approach to corporate responsibility goes beyond responsible corporate citizenship and stems from our genuine desire to make a positive and sustainable impact on the lives of others and our communities.

Corporate Responsibility

Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to maintaining a healthy, diverse and flexible environment in which everyone can flourish.

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Community Involvement

As a community-based law firm, giving back is ingrained in our culture. We’re making a difference by giving more than money – we also invest our time, expertise, knowledge and enthusiasm.

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Pro Bono

We are proud of the thousands of hours our lawyers and students have devoted to pro bono legal service and are grateful to have the opportunity to contribute to the community around us in such a positive and rewarding way.

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Sustainability

Our community involvement goes beyond the boundaries of where we live and do business and extends to the global community through our environmental focus. Helping to care for our planet is our individual and collective responsibility and we take it seriously.

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Life in Law

Life in Law (LiL) is a readily accessible resource for women lawyers in Canada seeking help balancing life with a legal career.

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Rose Keith, KC to present at The Advocates’ Society’s education program: Navigating Interprovincial Personal Injury Disputes
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