Margot Liechti

Margot Liechti

Margot Liechti

Practice Areas

  • Insurance litigation – defence
  • Commercial litigation
  • Environmental insurance litigation
  • Personal injury litigation – defence
  • Occupiers liability – defence
  • Fire insurance litigation
  • Legal research

Community Involvement

  • Legislative Liaison, CBA Insurance Subsection
  • Volunteer, Mental Health Program, Access Pro Bono Society of British Columbia
  • Columnist, Northern Exposure, Fire & Arson Investigator Journal published by The International Association of Arson Investigators
  • Guest Lecturer, Fire and Arson Investigator Course, Justice Institute of British Columbia


  • International Association of Arson Investigators “Fire & Arson Investigator Journal” – Regular columnist for “The Northern Exposure”Expectation  Bias in Fire Investigations – April 2018Assessing Credibility of Collateral Witnesses in Arson Investigations – January 2018NFPA 921 Guideline: Multiple Competing Views of Cause and Origin – October 2017
  • Feeling the Burn: Challenges to the Qualifications and Opinions of Expert Fire Investigators – July 2017
  • Fire Department Liability: The Duty of a Fire Department in Responding to a Fire – April 2017
  • Keeping NFPA Alive in the Canadian Courts? – January 2017
  • The Importance of Good Science in Fire Investigation – October 2016
  • Roy v. TD Home and Auto Insurance Company: Circumstantial Evidence in Suspected Arson Cases – July 2016
  • Border City RV Centre v. Vanguard Inc.: The Importance of the Initial Investigation – April 2016
  • Negative Corpus: DOA – January 2016 / Canadian Legal Education Society of British Columbia – Contributing writer and faculty presenter for CLE conferences : Defending Bicycle Accident Claims, Personal Injury Conference 2017 – June 9, 2017
  • Calling Parol Evidence in Insurance Contract Disputes, Insurance Law Conference 2016 – September 28, 2016
  • Counsel’s Role as Gatekeeper and Mitigation in Personal Injury Claims, Personal Injury Conference 2016 – June 10, 2016
  • Primary and Excess Insurers: Best Frenemies Forever, Insurance Law Conference 2015 – September 11, 2015
  • Risk Management Counsel: Canada’s Insurance Defence Network – Columnist : Good Intentions, Unintended Consequences: Potential Pitfalls for the Insurance Industry and the CRT, Risk Management Counsel Newsletter – April 2016


  • University of British Columbia, LL.M., 2013
  • University of London, LL.B, 2012
  • Simon Fraser University, B.Ed., 2005
  • University of British Columbia, B.Sc., 2004

Bar Admission

  • British Columbia, 2016


Margot Liechti’s litigation practice focuses on insurance and commercial matters, with an emphasis on insurance defence, occupiers liability and environmental contamination matters.

Margot spent almost a decade teaching math, science and English before becoming a lawyer. She now combines her teaching expertise with her professional interests. She co-authors a regular column for the International Association of Arson Investigators Journal and co-instructs an introductory course on legal issues in an accredited fire and arson investigator program.

Margot’s background has also influenced her approach to the human, organizational and analytical aspects of practicing law. She is known for her ability to quickly focus on the details that will make a crucial difference to her clients’ objectives.

When she is not at the office, Margot is a passionate advocate for mental health issues. She is a volunteer for the Access Pro Bono Society of B.C. Mental Health Program, advocating for persons certified under the Mental Health Act in mental health review panel hearings and through summary legal advice.