Andrew N. Epstein

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Andrew has been providing legal advice to the insurance industry and self-insured corporations for more than 25 years.

He has extensive experience in multi-party litigation, including construction disputes; catastrophic bodily injury claims; subrogation of property loss claims; and coverage disputes, including defending coverage opinions in court. He has also handled claims relating to class actions, professional liability and directors’ and officers’ liability.

Andrew is a frequent and popular speaker at legal and insurance industry conferences and author of numerous papers of interest to the industry.

With a mixture of practical experience, a common sense approach and a deep knowledge of the relevant law, Andrew is ready to assist you with whatever your legal needs require.

*Practising as Andrew N. Epstein, Personal Law Corporation.


Vanessa C. Gauthier

By // In lawyers // 2016.11.23 // Read More

Vanessa Gauthier’s legal career has taken her from the coast of Newfoundland to two coasts in Australia and back again to Canada (albeit to a different coast). She’s developed notable insurance litigation expertise and leadership skills along the way.

Vanessa now uses those skills to manage her busy insurance litigation practice. Most of her work focuses on negotiating and resolving disputes related to motor vehicle accidents, personal injuries, occupier’s liability and products liability.  Having been legal counsel for the Workplace Health Safety & Compensation Commission in Newfoundland and Labrador and represented self-insured employers, she has gained invaluable experience in risk management and claims involving workplace accidents, particularly in the mining, transportation, manufacturing and retail sectors.

Known for her pragmatic approach, Vanessa is one of our firm’s “go-to” experts on reaching reasonable dispute resolutions. She invests a lot of time in mentoring junior lawyers both inside and outside the office, offering wise advice to help move matters – and careers – forward.

*Practicing as Vanessa C. Gauthier Law Corporation

Christopher J. Hope

By // In lawyers // 2016.09.23 // Read More

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 BC.

Chris acts for plaintiffs and insurers in property damage, personal injury, and other matters.  He also practices in estates, human rights, property assessment, and employment law.

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 Sixth Edition) was published in 2022 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 12 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.  He is also a licensed commercial helicopter pilot.

*Practicing as Christopher J. Hope Law Corporation


Daniel M. Jeffrey

By // In lawyers // 2016.09.23 // Read More

Daniel Jeffrey is an insurance litigator whose practice is focused on various matters, including property damage and personal injury claims.

Dan manages all aspects of client matters, with a goal towards timely and cost-effective resolution.  He proactively moves client matters towards resolution, whether it be by way of direct negotiation, mediation, or trial.

Raised in Richmond, BC, Dan now lives in North Vancouver with his spouse, twin boys, and dog.

Amy Ko

By // In lawyers // 2023.08.23 // Read More

Amy is an associate lawyer with Lindsay LLP. Her practice focuses on insurance defence.

Amy completed her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Juris Doctor from the University of British Columbia. She was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2024. Prior to law school, Amy worked in the hospitality industry.

During law school, Amy was the program coordinator of Pro Bono Students Canada. She volunteered with the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program and has represented individuals at the Residential Tenancy Branch and Provincial Court on a pro bono basis. Amy currently volunteers her time at the Amici Curiae Friends of the Court, helping self-represented litigants draft pleadings, and facilitating workshops on both civil and family matters.

Outside of the office, Amy enjoys going to the gym, video games, and singing.

Jocelyn Lau

By // In lawyers // 2022.02.15 // Read More

Jocelyn is an associate lawyer with Lindsay LLP. Her practice focuses on insurance defence.

Jocelyn graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from the University of British Columbia. She obtained her Master of Arts in Law from the University of Bristol in England, and was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2020.

During her legal studies, Jocelyn was a member of a small group part of the Innocence Project UK, reviewing cases and applications of individuals who alleged to have suffered a miscarriage of justice. She also volunteered as a legal advocate for Access Pro Bono in the Mental Heath Program and Residential Tendency Program.

Outside of the office, Jocelyn enjoys hiking, kayaking, photography, and learning tennis.

Monica Monroy

By // In lawyers // 2021.08.20 // Read More

Monica J. Monroy is a trial lawyer whose practice focuses on insurance defence and motor vehicle collision injury claims.

Monica gained experience with insurance defence cases while working as in-house counsel with a large insurance corporation. She has represented clients in both the Provincial Court and the Supreme Court of British Columbia. She is experienced with alternative dispute resolution procedures and has represented clients in mediation and in settlement conferences.

Monica completed her Bachelor of Laws degree at the University of Victoria. From 1994 to 2005, Monica lived and worked in Barcelona, Spain.

Natalie Parsonage

By // In lawyers // 2016.09.23 // Read More

Natalie Parsonage is a civil litigator who defends the interests of insurers and their insureds in claims arising out of motor vehicle, personal injury, property damage, and other accidents.

Natalie’s legal education started in the UK where she was the president of the student law society, semi-finalist in her university debate society, and winner of the Allen & Ovary Presidents’ Negotiation competition. During her tenure, she facilitated an international moots competition and UK-wide debate competition. Following graduation, Natalie obtained a Masters of Common-Law at UBC and articled with a large downtown litigation firm.

Prior to joining Lindsay LLP, Natalie often appeared as co-counsel in complex BC Supreme Court trials involving motor vehicle related personal injury claims, along with a lengthy medical malpractice trial.  She has experience in matters of judicial reviews, commercial litigation, employment, and environmental law.

Natalie has spent four years serving as a member-at-large on the Risk Management Counsel, an educational organization connecting insurance lawyers across Canada. She was a three-time participant in the RMC Young Lawyer workshop, presenting on topics of insurance defence, best methods of practice, and recent case law analysis. In 2023 she was Master of Ceremonies of a large cross-Canada defence workshop presenting on limitations, damages, host liability, and updated litigation strategies.

Natalie was on the executive board of the Law Courts Inn Society for three years, creating and supporting countless educational opportunities for practicing lawyers. She was also a member-at-large of the Vancouver Bar Association, facilitating educational and networking events throughout the city.

Natalie was born and raised in Vancouver, and lives locally with her husband and children. She values the ongoing opportunity to contribute to the legal landscape, and to provide functional and reasonable solutions to those who rely on her.

Silvia Purcarin

By // In lawyers // 2021.06.07 // Read More

Silvia Purcarin joined Lindsay LLP as an associate lawyer in 2021. Her practice focuses on insurance defence litigation, including motor vehicle claims, occupiers’ liability and dental malpractice claims.

Silvia’s previous practice experience includes acting as defence counsel in motor vehicle claims, acting as in-house counsel for a large insurance company and experience working at a boutique family law firm. She is passionate about advocating for her clients while developing practical and efficient approaches to navigate the litigation process. Silvia is known for her attention to detail, strong work ethic and client-driven results.

Although she has represented clients in BC Supreme Court, BC Provincial Court and Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal, Silvia prides herself on being able to help people resolve their claims out of court, whether through negotiations, mediations, arbitrations, or other dispute resolution procedures.

Outside of the office, Silvia enjoys traveling to sunny destinations, learning about different cultures and spending time with her family in and around Vancouver. She is fluent in Romanian and able to carry a basic conversation in Spanish.


Wendy A. C. Serné

By // In lawyers // 2016.09.23 // Read More

Wendy Serné is an experienced insurance defence litigator whose practice focuses on personal injury claims arising out of motor vehicle accidents. She has significant experience with matters involving psychiatric injuries and chronic pain issues.

Wendy enjoys the variety in practicing insurance law. Even if the types of injuries at issue are the same, the facts are always different.  She also appreciates that insurance law offers a constant stream of learning opportunities through changing case developments, legislative updates and client needs.

Wendy aims to be organized, clear and efficient when managing matters. She is quick to understand client needs and respectful of others’ time, whether she is speaking with an insured, writing to a client or appearing in court.