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Andrew N. Epstein

By // In lawyers // 2019.07.31 // Read More

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 B.C.

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 matters involving personal injuries that result from motor vehicle collisions and other accidents. He serves clients as plaintiff counsel and defence counsel.

Daniel manages all aspects of client matters, whether they are resolved through alternative dispute resolution or proceed to trial.

Raised in Richmond, B.C., Dan now lives in Vancouver. If he’s not in the office, he can often be found playing ice hockey, enjoying one of the city’s many cycling routes or on a local tennis court.

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.

Prior to joining Lindsay LLP, Natalie practiced at a Vancouver firm where she often appeared as co-counsel in complex B.C. Supreme Court trials involving motor vehicle related personal injury claims. Natalie was also an associate at a large Vancouver firm where she served as co-counsel in a lengthy medical malpractice trial.  She has experience in matters involving judicial reviews, commercial litigation, employment and environmental law.

Natalie is committed to using her legal skills to give back to the community. She volunteers as a mentor to students at the Thompson Rivers University Faculty of Law and is a Director of the Vancouver Law Courts Inn Society.

Silvia Purcarin

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

Silvia Purcarin is an associate lawyer with Lindsay LLP. Her practice focuses on insurance defence litigation. 

Silvia graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology from Simon Fraser University. She obtained her Law Degree from the University of Law (England) with honours and was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2017. Silvia’s practice experience includes acting as in-house counsel for a large insurance company and experience working at a boutique family law firm. Although she has represented clients in BC Supreme Court and BC Provincial Court, Silvia prides herself on being able to help people resolve their claims out of court, whether through negotiations, mediations or other dispute resolution procedures.

When not practicing law, Silvia enjoys traveling to sunny destinations, learning about different cultures and spending time with her young children. She is fluent in Romanian and able to carry a basic conversation in Spanish.

 

Jojana Roth

By // In lawyers // 2021.05.17 // Read More

Jojana Roth is an associate lawyer with Lindsay LLP. Her litigation practice focuses on insurance defence with an emphasis on property loss/subrogated claims, professional liability, occupier’s liability, product liability, motor vehicle claims, and personal injury. She has advocacy experience in the British Columbia Supreme and Provincial Courts, the British Columbia Civil Resolution Tribunal, and has represented clients in alternative dispute resolution processes.

Jojana works with her clients to drive disputes towards a realistic and practical resolution. A growing portion of her practice focuses on professional errors and omissions, primarily in the defence of dentists and dental professionals.

Jojana obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia, a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Kent, and a Master of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School, York University.

During her law studies, Jojana volunteered at Kent Law Clinic and in the Pro Bono Students Canada program, providing legal services for individuals in need.

Jojana joined Lindsay LLP as an articling student, and was admitted to the British Columbia Bar in 2021.

Out of office, Jojana enjoys playing music, skiing, travelling, and exploring art galleries.

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.