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Tony has a variety of experience in personal injury litigation, wrongful dismissal claims, creditor’s remedies, builder’s liens, and is an experienced trial lawyer.

Tony completed his Criminology degree at Simon Fraser University in 1981. During the summer of 1980, Tony spent six weeks cycling across Canada with a friend, as ambassadors of Burnaby, delivering greetings from the Mayor of Burnaby to the Mayors in all of the cities and towns they visited, including a daily radio interview.

Following his graduation from SFU, Tony moved to Calgary where he worked as a Probation Officer and a Parole Officer for the next six years.  It was during this time that Tony met his wife when they crossed paths while she was completing a practicum for her social work studies.

Tony returned to the Lower Mainland in 1988 to commence law school. He graduated from UBC Law in 1991 in the top 10% of his class, was the recipient of the Evidence Award, and was called to the Bar in 1992. Tony completed his articles at McCarthy Tetrault in Vancouver, followed by work at Richards Buell Sutton in Vancouver, and Silverside Law in Prince Rupert, where he did a variety of legal work including insurance defence, construction litigation, wrongful dismissal, and criminal law.  

After leaving Prince Rupert, Tony returned to the Lower Mainland once again and made his home in Cloverdale. He joined Kane Shannon Weiler LLP as a litigation associate in 1998, and became a partner in 2012.

Tony and his wife have two grown daughters.  When he is not at work, Tony enjoys cheering for the Glasgow Rangers Football Club, and spending time with his wife at their home in Sechelt, where he likes to work on his BBQ pit master skills.

  • Simon Fraser University - Criminology, 1981
  • UBC Law, 1991

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Sha Zam

Awesome experience. Tony was very thorough and I felt well supported by the team. Will definitely refer their services.

9.11.2019

Rajwant Kang

Our lawyer Tony was great help in our case. He is a very nice person and we are pleased with the service he provided. He got us the fair amount which we are very pleased with. He is such a humble and nice person being. He was very easy to deal with. He fought our case until we were satisfied with the amount offered. We felt very comfortable talking to him and he is very friendly as well.

10.28.2019

Neil Kumar

I just wanted to share my experience with Kane Shannon Weiler. I would like to express immense gratitude for Tony Urquhart. He took the time out to help my father when he really needed and the both of us greatly appreciate it. If you happen to require the services of a law office fortunately or not. I would highly recommend this firm and Mr Tony Urquhart.

6.12.2021
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3.3.2020
Human Rights
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Our client was injured in a helicopter crash at work. The employer then terminated her employment while she was on medical leave and WorkSafeBC benefits. Our client filed a complaint under the Human Rights Code and the employer applied to dismiss the complaint under s. 27(1)(c) of the Code. We resited the application to dismiss and it was denied as the employer was unsuccessful in showing that the complaint had no reasonable prospect of success. Importantly, the tribunal found that “determinations made by WorkSafeBC abour whether an employee can return to a pre-injury job are not based on a human rights analysis of whether an employer has fulfilled its duty to accommodate.”
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1.21.2020
Commercial, Insurance & Criminal
CHRIS DRINOVZ
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Chris was co-counsel for the defendant in a case where the plaintiff claimed that the defendant intentionally ran him over with her vehicle. After a six day trial, the Court dismissed the plaintiff’s claims for aggravated and punitive damages and found the plaintiff was in fact 50% responsible for the incident.
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11.19.2019
WorkSafeBC Compensation
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Judicial review – Workers Compensation Board accepted our client’s claim for a back injury sustained on a first day on the job with her new employer. In setting her long-term wage rate, WCB found her to be a ‘temporary’ worker. We argued for our client that her employment was permanent. WCAT dismissed our claim and affirmed the initial WCB decision. We petitioned the BC Supreme Court, and the Court found the WCAT decision was patently unreasonable as it failed to make findings about the words of our client’s oral employment contract. This judicial review presented an interesting intersection of employment law, workers compensation law, and administrative law. Read Chris’ blog post about this case here.
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9.20.2019
Employment Insurance & CPP
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Chris’ client was denied Employment Insurance benefits after the Commission determined that she had left her job voluntarily. We appealed to the Social Security Tribunal and successfully argued that our client was in fact terminated from employment and therefore she was entitled to EI benefits. She received a retroactive payment and ongoing support during her search for new employment.
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