Nikta Shirazian

Nikta Shirazian

Nikta Shirazian

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Insurance litigation – defence

AWARDS & RECOGNITION

  • Dean’s List, Thompson Rivers University Faculty of Law, 2016
  • Course Prize, Law of Unjust Enrichment, Thompson Rivers University Faculty of Law, 2015

LEADERSHIP & COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Member – Vancouver Bar Association
  • Member – Canadian Bar Association – British Columbia Branch
  • Law Student Mentor – Thompson Rivers University

PUBLICATIONS

  • Nikta Shirazian and Vanessa Gauthier, “The Protection of Litigation Privilege” (2017) Risk Management Conference of Canada
  • Chris DL Hunt and Nikta Shirazian,”Canada’s Statutory Privacy Torts in Commonwealth Perspective” (2016) Oxford U Comparative L Forum 3.

PRESENTATIONS

 

  • “Settlements with Self-Represented Litigants – Important Considerations for Insurance Adjusters”  — Risk Management Conference of Canada, November 2018
  •  “Fire Investigations – The Application of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act” –  International Association of Arson Investigators, December 2018
  • What constitutes “Property Damage” Under a CGL Policy of Insurance – Lindsay LLP Client Seminar
  • Introduction to Statutory Privacy Torts – Canadian Bar Association –  Legal Research, April 2018
  • Introduction to Strata Property Claims in British Columbia – Lindsay LLP Insurance Law Seminar, October 2017

EDUCATION

  • Thompson Rivers University, J.D., 2016
  • University of British Columbia, B.A., 2013

Bar Admission

  • British Columbia, 2017

LANGUAGES

  • English
  • Farsi

Associate

 

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 law, property damage, product liability, professional liability, motor vehicle accidents and personal injury. Nikta also maintains a subrogation practice, particularly relating to property damage, product liability and construction law. She has appeared before the Provincial Court and British Columbia Supreme Court on numerous occasions and has assisted senior counsel on matters before the British Columbia Court of Appeal.

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 Perspectivewhich 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.

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.