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, 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 B.C.

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 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 Fifth Edition) was published in 2020 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 10 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.

*Practicing as Christopher J. Hope Law Corporation

Michael J. Jackson

By // In // 2016.11.23 // Read More

Michael Jackson is a founding partner of Lindsay LLP, and is an experienced insurance litigation lawyer, having appeared at all levels of court, up to and including the Supreme Court of Canada (London Drugs Ltd. v. Kuehne & Nagel International Ltd. et al). 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 litigation since 1982, with a particular emphasis on products liability, occupier’s liability, personal/bodily injury (including catastrophic injury and fatal accident claims), motor carrier cargo claims and industrial accident claims (including fires, gas explosions and blasting). He also handles claims relating to construction, mining, trucking, entertainment and sports liability, motor vehicle, highway maintenance, commercial/social host liquor liability and professional liability. In addition, Michael provides advice and legal opinion on insurance coverage to general property, casualty, professional liability and travel accident insurers.

Michael has spoken at various industry events and to various industry groups, including the Canadian Risk and Insurance Management Society, and the Canadian and British Columbia Adjusters Associations. He has also spoken at Continuing Legal Education conferences, and in-house client seminars.

Michael is married with three children and lives in North Vancouver, where he 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.