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Alastair Wade

Direct (Vancouver): (604) 891-1316
Email: awade@shieldsharney.com

Legal Assistant:  Louise Leyh (604) 891-1343   lleyh@shieldsharney.com

Law Practice
Alastair Wade is a trial and appellate counsel in civil and commercial litigation and acts in a broad range of matters, including professional regulation and administrative law, shareholder and director disputes, defamation, real estate and construction disputes, personal injury litigation and sports law. He is also a civil mediator and arbitrator.

Professional Activities
Alastair is a member of the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, the Medical Legal Society of B.C. and the Canadian Bar Association, Alternate Dispute Resolution and Civil Litigation sub-sections. He has also acted as a course instructor for Continuing Legal Education in such courses as: Administrative Law, Advanced Commercial Arbitration, Mastering Civil Chambers, Employment Law, Recent Developments in Commercial Law and Civil Chambers Updates.

Personal Background
Alastair was born in Victoria, B.C. He lived in London, England for two years, where he worked for the international law firm, Freshfields. He has travelled extensively in Europe and Asia and now resides in West Vancouver with his wife and two children. Alastair is an avid cyclist and a regular bicycle commuter. He also enjoys skiing and gardening.

Alastair takes part in a variety of volunteer activities, including Vancouver Society of Children's Centres (Vice-Chair), 1998-99; ALS Society of British Columbia (Treasurer), 1999-2000; and the ALS Society of B.C. (Board Member), 2002-2003.

Areas of Practice

  • Business and Commercial Litigation
  • Professional Regulation
  • Administrative Law
  • Shareholder Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Personal Injury Litigation and Human Rights

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia, 1981

Education

  • University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    • LL.B. - 1980
  • University of Victoria
    • B.A. - 1975

Published Works

  • "I'm Not a Lawyer, Your Honour": Tips For Dealing With the Self-Represented Litigant
  • Costs of Interlocutory Applications: More Trouble Than They're Worth?
  • Death of a Decision-Maker - Administrative Law
  • "One Bite at the Cherry": An End to Repetitive Charging Syndrome

Classes/Seminars

  • Instructor, Administrative Law, Advanced Commercial Arbitration, Mastering Civil Chambers, Recent Developments in Commercial Law and Civil Chambers Updates, Continuing Legal Education

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, Member
  • Medical Legal Society of B.C., Member
  • Canadian Bar Association, Member
  • Alternate Dispute Resolution and Civil Litigation Sub-Sections, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Vancouver Society of Children's Centres (Vice-Chair), 1998 - 1999
  • ALS Society of British Columbia (Treasurer), 1999 - 2000
  • ALS Society of B.C. (Board Member), 2002 - 2003

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