Hayden is developing a varied litigation practice, focusing particularly on public law disputes.
Hayden received his J.D. from the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. During law school, Hayden assisted faculty with research in the areas of human rights, labour and constitutional law. His own work has been published in the Alberta Law Review.
He articled with Hunter Litigation Chambers before completing a clerkship working for six justices of the British Columbia Supreme Court. Hayden was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 2022.
Accurate Material Testing Ltd. v. Keshavarzi, 2023 BCSC 1302 (with Brian Duong and articling student Elspeth Adhihetty): counsel for a construction materials testing firm, Prima Testing and Engineering Ltd., and their principal, in successfully resisting an interlocutory injunction application alleging misappropriation of confidential client information.
“Charter Applicability to Universities and the Regulation of On-Campus Expression” (2021) 58:4 Alberta Law Review 957
A team comprised of Claire E. Hunter, K.C., Brian Duong, Julia Roos, Susan Humphrey, Amanda Richards, Hayden Cook, and Elspeth Adhihetty (articled student) represented His Majesty the King in right of the Province of British Columbia and the Minister of Education and Child Care in respect of a series of applications filed as part of ongoing litigation with the Conseil scolaire francophone de la Colombie-Britannique and the Vancouver Board of Education. Copies of the resulting decisions can be found here: 2023 BCSC 1554 (adjournment); 2023 BCSC 1332 (document production); and 2023 BCSC 1281 (pleadings).
Brian Duong and Hayden Cook represented a construction materials testing firm, Prima Testing and Engineering Ltd. and their principal, in successfully resisting an interlocutory injunction application brought against them by Accurate Material Testing, alleging misappropriation of confidential client information. The reasons for judgment can be found here.
Randy Kaardal K.C. and Hayden Cook successfully obtained leave to appeal and a stay of proceedings of a receivership order on behalf of Creative Wealth Media. A copy of the article can be found here.