Joel is an Associate with Harper Grey and maintains a general litigation practice, representing clients in a broad range of civil and administrative law matters at the trial and appellate level and before administrative tribunals.
Joel is a member of Harper Grey’s Health Law, Commercial Litigation, Professional Regulation, and Insurance Law practice groups.
Joel’s practice focuses on professional liability; commercial litigation, including multi-party cases and class actions; and administrative law. He routinely acts as co-counsel on complex cases and appeals. He has represented clients at all levels of court in British Columbia and before various administrative tribunals.
Joel acts as pro bono counsel in civil and administrative law matters. He serves as Harper Grey’s LSLAP (Law Students’ Legal Advice Program) coordinator and volunteers as a supervising lawyer with LSLAP.
Prior to joining Harper Grey, Joel clerked at the British Columbia Supreme Court.
Joel has acted both for and against professionals in matters involving professional negligence, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, and intentional torts.
Representative cases include:
- Counsel for physicians in medical negligence actions.
- Counsel for professional defendant on successful motion to strike claim and dismiss action on basis of witness immunity: J.P. v. Eirikson, 2015 BCSC 847.
- Counsel for professional defendants on successful motion to enforce settlement agreement: Roumanis v. Hill, 2013 BCSC 1047.
Joel has acted in a broad range of commercial matters, including disputes involving breach of contract, negligence, breach of fiduciary duty, statutory causes of action and remedies, and class actions.
Representative cases include:
- Counsel for defendants in tobacco health care cost recoupment actions across Canada.
- Counsel on appeal challenging enforceability of limitation of liability provision in professional engagement agreement: Felty v. Ernst & Young LLP, 2015 BCCA 445.
- Counsel on appeal from order denying costs to successful party at trial: Dawson (Town of the City of) v. Carey, 2014 YKCA 3.
- Counsel on appeal in leading decision regarding interpretation of “deposit” provisions in standard form real estate agreements: Tang v. Zhang, 2013 BCCA 52.
- Counsel for pre-sale purchasers in proposed class action and individual actions under Real Estate Development Marketing Act, S.B.C. 2004, c. 41, in relation to Hotel Georgia residential development.
Joel has acted for individual and corporate clients in administrative law matters, including as counsel for regulated professionals and for corporations operating in regulated industries before administrative bodies and appellate tribunals.
- University of British Columbia, LL.B., 2010
- Queen’s University, B.A.(Hons.), 2007
- British Columbia, 2012
- Author, Harper Grey Civil Litigation Update
- Supervising lawyer, Law Students’ Legal Advice Program, 2017
- Volunteer lawyer, Access Pro Bono, 2017
- Contributing Author, LexisNexis® Harper Grey Administrative Law Netletter™
- Contributing Author, Harper Grey Canadian Administrative Law Blog
- Contributing Author, Harper Grey Administrative Law Observer Newsletter
- Contributing Author, Administrative Justice: A Practitioner’s Guide, 2016, Published by LexisNexis® Canada
- Member, The Law Society of British Columbia
- Member, Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch