Biography

Jonathan Meadows is a partner at Harper Grey. His practice includes advising and assisting physicians in professional liability and professional disciplinary matters, work on behalf of insurers including liability defence and coverage disputes, and resolution of complex construction disputes.

Jonathan is Assistant Chair of Harper Grey’s Construction & Engineering Law Practice Group and is a member of our Health Law, Insurance Law and Professional Regulation Practice Groups.

Born and raised in Manitoba. Jonathan is an accomplished musician who plays in various bands.

Education

  • University of British Columbia, LL.B., 1996
  • Trebas Institute of the Recording Arts, Diploma in Audio Engineering, 1990

Bar Admissions

  • Yukon Territory, 2007
  • British Columbia, 1997

Recognition

Leadership

  • Contributor, Contemporary Canadian Insurance Law Casebook, 2015, Published by LexisNexis Canada
  • Co-chair, Harper Grey LLP Construction and Engineering Practice Group
  • UBC Faculty of Law - Guest Lecturer
  • Member, Canadian Maritime Law Association
  • Member, Canadian Defence Lawyers
  • Member, Defence Research Institute
  • Member, Medical-Legal Society of BC
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association - BC Branch, Health, Insurance, Maritime, Elder Law and Construction Law Subsections
  • Past Board Member, Lookout Foundation 
  • Past President, Lookout Emergency Aid Society Board of Directors (2002 - 2014)
  • Past Participant, Annual "Battle of the Bar Bands" contest which raises funds for local charities
  • Contributing Author - Administrative Justice: A Practitioner's Guide, 2016, Published by LexisNexis Canada

 

Client Work

Health Law

  • Providing legal services to physicians and other health care professionals in British Columbia
  • Defending civil actions and matters before the Human Rights Tribunal
  • Representing physicians and other health care professionals in disciplinary matters including allegations of sexual misconduct, breach of confidentiality, improper prescribing of medication and competence issues

Insurance Law

  • Representing insurance companies and their insureds in claims brought against them for personal injury and property loss
  • Providing coverage advice to insurers on a broad range of issues including environmental matters, marine matters, misrepresentation, failure to cooperate, intentional and criminal acts, arson and bad faith
  • Representing marine insurers and their insureds in matters involving property and casualty loss
  • Defending insurance agents and brokers in professional liability (errors and omissions) claims

Maritime Law

  • Appointed by insurers to represent owners and/or masters of pleasure craft with respect to bodily injury claims - including significant brain injury claims - arising from collisions on inland waterways
  • Counsel to marine insurance broker with respect to an inter-jurisdictional dispute involving coverage for a U.S. tort claim arising from a water-skiing accident
  • Represented the owner of a submarine telecommunications cable in an action against the company laying the cable
  • Advised a hull and machinery insurer regarding damage to a fishing vessel, where it was alleged that a collision was the result of intoxication of the master of the vessel
  • Represented a marine insurance broker in a claim that arose when a vessel operating outside of the territorial limit of its insurance policy ran aground, resulting in an oil spill and consequent environmental issues
  • Represented the owner and master of a sport fishing vessel in a claim and associated investigations resulting from a fatal accident.

Construction & Engineering Law

  • Counsel in construction deficiency and delay claims including large, complex multi-party proceedings with damages claims ranging from $200,000 to $30 million
  • Representing parties involved in all aspects of construction including consultants, developers, engineers, general contractors and construction sub-trades

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