Christopher J. Hope

Christopher J. Hope*

Christopher J. Hope

Practice Areas

  • Civil court cases, including insurance, injury, motor vehicle, occupiers liability, and other litigation
  • Workplace disputes, including employment, dismissal, labour, and human rights disputes
  • Wills, estates, and beneficiary disputes
  • Property Assessment appeals (classification and value)
  • Appellate practice
  • Environmental
  • Transportation

Professional Organizations

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

Recent Presentations & Publications

  • Plus TC&D: The Assessment of Costs and Disbursements in Motor Vehicle Injury Litigation, CLEBC (Christopher Hope with Kathryn Sainty) – 6 editions
  • “Costs and Interest”, Chapter in British Columbia Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Practice Manual, (annual update) CLEBC
  • “Plus TC&D: Prosecuting and Defendant a Costs Assessment”, Costs and Legal Fees (January 2024 course), CLEBC


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

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia, 1999


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