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Travis grew up in Surrey, B.C.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Carleton University in 1998 and received his Bachelor of Laws in 2002 from the University of British Columbia and was called to the British Columbia bar in 2003.

Travis is a litigator with a broad range of experience.  He practices in the areas of personal injury, defamation, estate litigation, real estate law and commercial litigation. He can assist individuals or companies prosecuting or defending claims in these areas of the law and can also assist clients in their efforts in collecting debts or who are involved in contract disputes.

He has successfully represented clients whom have been involved in disputes arising from a purchase of a business and real estate.  Travis can also assist individuals in both defending and contesting Wills or Powers of Attorney including claims concerning capacity issues, undue influence or wills variation issues.  He frequently appears in the British Columbia Supreme Court and has experience at the Court of Appeal level along with appearing before administrative tribunals.  Travis also has a vast amount of experience in alternative dispute resolution including mediation.  Travis tries to implement a practical approach for his clients in order to achieve the best results for them.  

 

When not in the office or in the courtroom, you can often find Travis on the slopes or the pickleball court and enjoying time with his wife and three children.

  • University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – 2003
  • Carleton University – 1998
  • Major: Journalism

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  • British Columbia, 2003

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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
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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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