Appellate Practice Archives - Lindsay LLP

Christopher J. Hope

By // In // 2016.09.23 // Read More


Chris is an experienced civil litigator who has represented clients with insurance, employment, administrative and criminal law issues since 1999.

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 Manualand has authored a book, Plus TC&D: The Assessment of Costs and Disbursements in Motor Vehicle Injury Litigation,  the most recent edition of which was published in 2017 by the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC.

Outside the office, Chris always has several projects on the go.  He is a member of the Property Assessment Appeal Board, and has previously acted as an arbitrator for Translink fare infraction appeals and 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

Michael J. Jackson

By // In // 2016.11.23 // Read More

Michael Jackson is one of the founding partners of Lindsay LLP. He is an experienced defence lawyer, having appeared at all levels of court, up to and including the Supreme Court of Canada. His clients include general property, casualty and professional liability insurers.

Michael was born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia. He obtained a Bachelor of Arts at the University of British Columbia in 1975 and a Bachelor of Laws at the University of Victoria in 1981. He was admitted to the British Columbia Bar in 1982.

Michael has practiced general insurance defence litigation since 1982, with a particular emphasis on product liability, occupier’s liability, personal injury (including catastrophic injury and fatal accident claims), marine and motor carrier cargo claims and industrial accident claims (including fires, gas explosions and blasting). He also handles claims relating to entertainment and sports liability, motor vehicle, highway maintenance, commercial/social host liquor liability and professional liability. In addition, Michael provides advice and legal opinions on insurance coverage to general property, casualty, professional liability and travel accident insurers.

Michael has been invited to speak at continuing education seminars for insurance organizations such as the Canadian Risk and Insurance Management Society and both the Canadian and British Columbia Adjusters Association. He has also spoken at the Continuing Legal Education Society of B.C. Insurance Law conference and at numerous client seminars.

Michael enjoys a wide range of sports, including squash, soccer, skiing, sailing and cycling, as well as music, reading and travel.

*Practicing as MJ Jackson Law Corporation

Jan L. Lindsay, QC – Retired

By // In // 2016.11.23 // Read More

Jan Lindsay, QC is one of the founding partners of Lindsay LLP. She has practiced civil litigation since 1981, with an emphasis on defending the interests of her clients in claims arising from accidents and personal injuries.

Jan often serves as lead counsel in matters involving complex and catastrophic damages, such as brain or spinal cord injuries. She has appeared before all levels of British Columbia courts and represents client interests in jury trials, judge-alone trials and at mediation.

Apart from building the firm into a leading insurance boutique, Jan has also led progress in the legal community. She is a past president and life bencher of the Law Society of B.C. and has served on many of its committees, including the Task Force on Retention of Women in the Legal Profession.

Both the Canadian Bar Association and the Canadian Defence Lawyers have honoured Jan with awards in recognition of her significant contributions to the profession. In 2015, Jan was presented with the Peter S. Hyndman Mentorship Award, which recognizes lawyers who distinguish themselves by mentoring others and which symbolizes collegiality and generosity: principles that have guided Jan throughout her career.

Jan has balanced her career with raising four children. She has been active in the Langley community and contributed her time to many of its civic organizations, including the Langley Children’s Society, which serves families and children with special needs.

Scott W. Urquhart

By // In // 2016.11.23 // Read More

Scott W. Urquhart is an insurance litigator and one of the founding members of Lindsay LLP.

Scott advises insurance companies on coverage matters and represents insurers in coverage disputes.  He acts for both plaintiffs and defendants in complex multi-party litigation arising from property losses and construction disputes.  Scott has represented officers and directors of companies, architects, contractors, and owners.

Scott also acts for both plaintiffs and defendants in personal injury matters and has experience in commercial and fraud litigation.  He has successfully appeared before all levels of British Columbia’s courts, WCAT and the BC Human Rights Tribunal.

Whether working with his clients, appearing in court or dealing with opposing parties, Scott places a premium on professionalism and courtesy while vigorously advancing his clients’ interests towards an economical and fair resolution.

Born and raised in British Columbia’s Cariboo region, Scott taught on Vancouver Island for several years before attending law school.  He has presented at conferences of the Continuing Legal Education Society and Canadian Defence Lawyers.  He has published several articles on insurance related issues and is a contributing author to CLE BC’s Advising British Columbia Businesses.