Hunter Parsons  

Associate

Executive Summary

Hunter is an associate in our Commercial Litigation Group in our Vancouver office. His practice is focused on banking and fraud recovery, creditors' remedies, commercial leasing, securities litigation, investment and shareholder disputes, defamation and the enforcement of judgments.

Hunter has appeared as lead counsel and has successfully represented clients in a range of commercial disputes in the Provincial Court of British Columbia, the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the Court of Appeal for British Columbia. Hunter regularly assists senior counsel on proceedings in the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the British Columbia Securities Commission and in commercial arbitration.

Hunter is a member of BLG's Women's Leadership Development Committee and he is actively involved in the firm's student recruitment and summer student program.

Representative Work

  • Conducted trials as lead counsel in the Provincial Court of British Columbia and the Supreme Court of British Columbia on a variety of matters, including: banking, commercial leasing, product liability, negligence and contractual claims.
  • Successfully prosecuted a Bills of Exchange trial as lead counsel in Provincial Court on behalf of a financial institution.
  • Successfully defended a product liability claim at trial as lead counsel on behalf of a building-products manufacturer in Provincial Court.
  • Successfully obtained summary dismissal of a number of claims for financial institutions in Provincial Court.
  • Successfully set aside a wrongfully-entered consent to judgment as lead counsel in Supreme Court.
  • Successfully defended an application brought by a judgment debtor to set aside a judgment under Rule 22-1(3) of the Supreme Court Civil Rules (Staples Canada Inc. v. Skycorp Maps Ltd., 2017 BCSC 188).
  • Successfully obtained an order for the cancellation of a certificate of pending litigation on development lands in the face of an impending sale to a third party (Sunstar Ventures Ltd. v. Conexus Credit Unit 2006, 2016 BCSC 1121).
  • Junior counsel on a successful summary trial application in Supreme Court that upheld the enforceability of an account verification clause in a business banking agreement on behalf of a financial institution (D2 Contracting v. The Bank of Nova Scotia, 2015 BCSC 1634).
  • As junior counsel, successfully defended an application before the British Columbia Securities Commission and the Ontario Securities Commission to cease trade a private placement of a junior mining exploration company following the announcement of an unsolicited take-over bid.  The case and resulting decision is the first transaction to be considered by a Canadian securities regulator under the new takeover bid regime in National Instrument 62-104 Take-Over Bids and Issuer Bids (Re Hecla Mining, 2016 BCSECCOM 359).
  • Junior counsel on the prosecution and defence of various oppression remedy claims brought under corporate legislation.
  • Junior counsel on various real estate investment disputes.
  • Junior counsel on various defamation, trademark, software and technology disputes.
  • Regularly appears in Supreme Court Chambers on a range of procedural matters.

Publications & Presentations

  • Author, "My Partner is a Fraud, I know it, But My Bank Should Still Cover My Fraud Loss and Other Christmas Wishes That Won't Come True," The Exchange Financial Institutions Litigation Blog, December 20, 2016.
  • Co-author, "Surfing the Dangerous Waters of Standard Form Leases," ICSC Shopping Center Legal Update, Fall 2016.
  • Author, "Bank's Discretionary Probate Policy Approved by the Court," BLG's The Exchange: Financial Institutions Litigation Blog, April 2016.
  • Co-Author, "Torts" chapter, Annual Review of Law & Practice, The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, March 2016.
  • Contributing Author, "Provincial Court Small Claims Handbook," The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 2016 Update.
  • Co-Author, "Be Clear and Unequivocal If You Want to Exercise An Option to Renew," ICSC Shopping Center Legal Update, Fall/ Winter 2015.
  • Presenter, "The Good Faith Obligation in Commercial Contracts: Practical Implications One Year On," BLG U In-House Counsel Professional Development Program, November 19, 2015.
  • Presenter, "Trial and Case Management: New Rules and Strategies," Civil Litigation Basics, The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, March 3, 2015.
  • Author, "Trial and Case Management: New Rules and Strategies" (2015 Update), The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, March 2015.
  • Author, "Torts" chapter, Annual Review of Law & Practice, The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia (CLE BC), March 2015.
  • Co-Author, "Torts" chapter, Annual Review of Law & Practice, The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia (CLE BC), March 2014.
  • Co-Author, “Collateral Damage: The SCC Clarifies Claims for Unlawful Interference with Economic Relations,” BLG Alert, February 2014.
  • Co-Author, “Financing Disputes – The Third-Party Funding Option,” BLG Dispute Resolution Newsletter, November 2013.
  • Author, “Jagged Little Pill: The New Frontier for Shareholder Rights Plans and the Fiduciary Duties of Target Boards,” Dalhousie Journal of Legal Studies, Volume 22, September 2013.
  • Co-Author, “Trial and Case Management: New Rules and Strategies,” The Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, November 2012.
  • Co-Author, “Practical Tips for Efficient Arbitration,” BLG Dispute Resolution Newsletter, August 2012.