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