Hunter Litigation Chambers is a twenty-two lawyer litigation boutique in Vancouver. The practice of the firm is restricted to dispute resolution, with an emphasis on commercial litigation and arbitration, class actions, labour and employment, criminal and regulatory, and constitutional and administrative law.
The 2022-2023 issue of Canadian Lawyer magazine identifies the firm as one of the ten top civil litigation boutiques in Canada. This marks the seventh time the magazine has given the firm this distinction, with the March 2010 issue declaring that “many consider this litigation shop the best in the country”.
The firm is also consistently listed at the top rank in independent third party guides such as Lexpert Canada, the Chambers Global Guide to the World's Leading Lawyers for Business, Benchmark Canada, The Legal 500 and Best Lawyers of Canada.
Since its founding in 2006, the firm has provided practical and cost-effective advice to clients to resolve disputes through negotiation, mediation, arbitration and litigation. Four of the firm's lawyers are King's Counsel. With more than twenty active trial and appellate lawyers and a distinguished former appellate judge to draw on, Hunter Litigation Chambers provides clients with effective representation in a broad range of private and public disputes.
Since 2008 Lexpert rating service has consistently recommended Hunter Litigation Chambers as one of Vancouver’s Leading Boutique firms in Litigation – Corporate Commercial.
Hunter Litigation Chambers has been recognized once again in Chambers Canada 2023 for its work in General Commercial Litigation (BC) and Agribusiness: Forestry (Nationwide).
Hunter Litigation Chambers is again included in “Highly Recommended” British Columbia firm rankings for 2023.
Our counsel have been recognized in Best Lawyers since 2006, and in the 2024 edition of “Best Lawyers in Canada” in eight separate practice areas.
William Smart, K.C. is rated "AV Preeminent" which is the highest rating standard. MartindaleHubbell’s Peer Ratings are the gold standard in attorney rating.
Randy Kaardal, KC is listed in Who’s Who Legal Canada for his work in Labour, Employment and Benefits.