Christopher J. Hope

Christopher J. Hope*

Christopher J. Hope

Practice Areas

  • Appellate practice
  • Coverage disputes
  • Environmental
  • Insurance litigation
  • Motor vehicle litigation
  • Occupiers liability
  • Transportation litigation

Leadership & Community Involvement

  •  Former Executive Member, Vancouver Bar Association
  • Member, Medical Legal Society
  • Member, Canadian Defence Lawyers
  • Member, British Columbia Council of Appeal Tribunals

Presentations & Publications

  • “Current Issues in Costs Assessments”, Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia webinar, 2015
  • “Death, Taxes and Costs”, Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia Prove It Seminar, 2015
  • “Trending Topics in Costs and Disbursements”, Personal Injury Conference, Continuing Legal Education Society of BC, 2014
  • Plus TC&D: The Assessment of Costs and Disbursements in Motor Vehicle Injury Litigation, 4th Edition, CLEBC , September 2017 (Christopher Hope with Kathryn Sainty)
  • “Costs and Interest”, Chapter in British Columbia Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Practice Manual, Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia (annual update)

Education

  • University of Victoria, J.D., 1998
  • University of Victoria, B.A., 1995

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia, 1999

Partner

 

Chris is an experienced civil litigator who has represented clients with insurance, employment, estate, administrative, and criminal law issues since 1999.  He currently focuses mainly on insurance and civil litigation matters and has appeared in all levels of court in B.C.

Chris acts for plaintiffs and insurers in personal injury matters, whether the injuries occur as a result of motor vehicle accidents or in other contexts. He is particularly adept at managing personal injury disputes where chronic pain and serious injuries are at issue.

Chris is our in-house authority on assessing costs in motor vehicle accident litigation. He writes a chapter on this topic in the annually updated British Columbia Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Practice Manual and has authored a book, Plus TC&D: The Assessment of Costs and Disbursements in Motor Vehicle Injury Litigation,  the most recent edition of which (the Fifth Edition) was published in 2020 by the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC.

Outside the office, Chris always has several projects on the go.  He is a director of multiple boards, including a long-term care home and a community recreational sporting association.  He was a member of the Property Assessment Appeal Board for 10 years, and also previously acted as an arbitrator for Translink fare infraction appeals and was a member of the Employment and Assistance Appeal Tribunal.  In 2015, he co-produced an award-winning feature-length film.

*Practicing as Christopher J. Hope Law Corporation