Nikta Shirazian is a civil litigator and practices primarily in the area of insurance law. She has gained experience in insurance defence claims relating to construction defects, property liability, professional liability and bodily injury. Nikta also maintains a subrogation practice, particularly relating to construction defects and product liability. Nikta has appeared before all levels of court in British Columbia.
Nikta also has a keen interest in the law of privacy, particularly in relation to privacy torts and legislation pertaining to safe handling and non-disclosure of information. She has presented numerous times on these topics and co-authored an article with Dr. Chris Hunt titled “Canada’s Statutory Privacy Torts in Commonwealth Perspective” which was published in the Oxford University Comparative Law Forum. Nikta recently completed the CLM level 1 Cyber Claims course on cyber security, data breaches and compliance with regulatory frameworks in Canada, United States and Europe.
Nikta maintains a very client-focused practice and often presents at client seminars on various insurance related subjects as well as new developments in the law. She is also a contributor to CanLII’s “Guide to British Columbia Civil Litigation”, where she annotated, synthesized and provided summaries of cases concerning judicial interpretation of the British Columbia Court of Appeal Rules.
Nikta joined Lindsay LLP as an articled student after completing her law degree at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, British Columbia. Nikta stayed on with the firm as an associate following the completion of her articles. She was called to the Bar in 2017. While studying law full time, Nikta served as a research assistant to five professors and a senior editor for the Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law. She also earned a place on the Dean’s List for academic achievement.
Outside of work, Nikta loves to travel and explore new cities. Her favourite travel destinations include Napa Valley, USA; Osaka, Japan; and London, England.