Scott J. Marcinkow
Associate

DIRECT: 604 895 2846
smarcinkow@harpergrey.com

ASSISTANT: Catherine Cichecki
ccichecki@harpergrey.com

Areas of Practice

Biography

Scott Marcinkow is an associate in the Health, Insurance, Professional Regulation and Workplace Law groups at Harper Grey. He joined the firm in 2008 after completing his articles with us. Scott is the Chair of the Workplace Law Practice Group and the Harper Grey Associates Committee.

Scott assists physicians, pharmacists, naturopathic doctors, physiotherapists, massage therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, dentists, chiropractors, traditional Chinese medicine practitioners and other health professionals in both civil and regulatory matters.  The regulatory matters include College complaints/investigations, MSC/PharmaCare billing audits, and criminal matters. 

Scott also works with employers and employees on a wide variety of workplace issues, including:

  • Terminations
  • Wrongful dismissals
  • Workplace investigations
  • Drafting and enforcing employment contracts for both management and employees
  • Providing strategic advice regarding issues involving restraints of trade, restrictive covenants, non-solicitation and non-compete matters.

Scott is one of our in-house authorities on human rights law and has successfully represented clients before the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal.

Scott’s experience in the professional regulation and workplace environments uniquely positions him to assist health professionals navigate the complexities of the workplace setting in a professionally regulated framework.

During law school, Scott completed a semester at The University of Leiden, Netherlands and won the prize for the highest mark in his Insurance Law class.  Originally from Burnaby, BC, Scott completed his undergraduate degree in criminology at Simon Fraser University.

Education

  • University of British Columbia, LL.B., 2007
  • Simon Fraser University, B.A., 2004

 Bar Admission

  • British Columbia, 2008

 Leadership

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association (CBA) - BC Branch, Subsections:
    • Adminstrative 
    • Human Rights
    • Employment
    • Criminal 
  • Contributing Author - Administrative Justice: A Practitioner's Guide, 2016, Published by LexisNexis Canada
  • Chair, Harper Grey Associates Committee 
  • Contributing Author – Harper Grey’s Administrative Law Observer Newsletter
  • Contributing Author  – LexisNexis Quicklaw®

Client Work

Professional Regulation and Health Law

  • Advising physicians, pharmacists, physiotherapists, massage therapists, occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, dentists, optometrists, denturists, chiropractors, and traditional Chinese medicine practitioners in response to complaints made to their regulatory bodies.
  • Providing advice and assistance to physicians, pharmacists, and podiatrists regarding Medical Services Commission and PharmaCare billing audits
  • Successfully representing a registered massage therapist in a criminal trial in 2013. 
  • Assisting health professionals and others to make submissions to Crown counsel when facing potential criminal charges.   

Workplace and Human Rights Law 

  • Representing employees, employers, health professionals, and landlords in human rights matters involving discrimination based on age, sex, mental and physical disability, and ethnicity.  
  • Advising employers about accommodating and terminating employees.   

Insurance Law

  • Representing clients in the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the Provincial Court of British Columbia and in negotiations and mediations
  • Representing Ontario and British Columbia based insurance companies and their insureds in disputes arising from motor vehicle accidents

 

News



Events

Articles



Newsletter

March 1, 2017
Administrative Law Observer, March, 2017
Administrative Newsletter
Harper Grey Lawyers: Scott Marcinkow, Kora Paciorek
December 1, 2016
November 1, 2016
Administrative Law Observer, November, 2016
Administrative Newsletter
Harper Grey Lawyers: JoAnne Barnum, Scott Marcinkow
July 1, 2016
Administrative Law Observer July 2016
Administrative Newsletter
Harper Grey Lawyers: Lindsay Johnston, Scott Marcinkow
April 1, 2016
Administrative Law Observer April 2016
Administrative Newsletter
Harper Grey Lawyers: Scott Marcinkow, Joel Morris
January 1, 2016
Administrative Law Observer January 2016
Administrative Newsletter
Harper Grey Lawyers: Scott Marcinkow, Joel Morris
October 1, 2015
Administrative Law Observer October 2015
Administrative Newsletter
Harper Grey Lawyers: Scott Marcinkow, Joel Morris
July 1, 2015
Administrative Law Observer July 2015
Administrative Newsletter
Harper Grey Lawyers: Scott Marcinkow, Joel Morris
May 1, 2015
Administrative Law Observer May 2015
Administrative Newsletter
Harper Grey Lawyers: Kara Hill, Scott Marcinkow
February 1, 2015
Administrative Law Observer February 2015
Administrative Newsletter
Harper Grey Lawyers: Kara Hill, Scott Marcinkow
May 1, 2014
Administrative Law Observer May 2014
Administrative Newsletter
Harper Grey Lawyers: Scott Marcinkow, Joel Morris
March 1, 2014
Administrative Law Observer March 2014
Administrative Newsletter
Harper Grey Lawyers: Lindsay Johnston, Scott Marcinkow
November 1, 2013
Administrative Law Observer November 2013
Administrative Newsletter
Harper Grey Lawyers: Lindsay Johnston, Scott Marcinkow
January 1, 2013
Administrative Law Observer January 2013
Administrative Newsletter
Harper Grey Lawyers: Lindsay Johnston, Scott Marcinkow