Ryan Dalziel, Q.C.
Hunter Litigation Chambers is pleased to announce that Ryan Dalziel was appointed Queen’s Counsel. In announcing Ryan’s appointment, the Attorney General explained that the QC designation recognizes a lawyer “for demonstrating dedication, integrity and exceptional commitment to their careers and community.” In Ryan’s case, the Attorney General noted that he "has undertaken 2,000 hours of pro bono work on behalf of the B.C. Civil liberties Association, religious freedom, First Nations and other advocacy organizations." The news release is available here.

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Our Firm

Hunter Litigation Chambers is a twenty-five 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 May 2020 issue of Canadian Lawyer magazine identifies the firm as one of the ten top civil litigation boutiques in Canada. This marks the sixth 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. Five of the firm's lawyers are Queen'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.

Chambers Global Guide has recognized Hunter Litigation Chambers as one of the leading Dispute Resolution firms of any size in British Columbia.


Hunter Litigation Chambers is again included in “Highly Recommended” British Columbia firm rankings for 2020.

Our counsel have been recognized in Best Lawyers since 2006, and in the 2021 edition of “Best Lawyers in Canada” in seven separate practice areas.

William Smart, Q.C., Mark Oulton and Brent Olthuis are rated "AV Preeminent" which is the highest rating standard. MartindaleHubbell’s Peer Ratings are the gold standard in attorney rating.

The May 2020 issue of Canadian Lawyer magazine identifies the firm as one of the top ten litigation boutiques in Canada.

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