Advocacy &
Dispute Resolution.

We represent individuals and businesses in British Columbia involved in disputes. With our expertise and passion for law, we work to find the best possible solution for our clients — whether that is by negotiating a resolution or by fiercely asserting their rights. Ultimately, our goal is your success.

Business Disputes

Our commercial litigation lawyers represent clients in a wide range of business disputes. We understand that litigation can impact the operation and reputation of your business. Thus, we strive to understand your business so we can work with you to develop a litigation strategy that aligns with your broader interests. If necessary we are resolute litigators with experience at all levels of court in British Columbia. And, we are also experienced at resolving disputes through negotiation, mediation, or arbitration.

We represent parties involved in real estate disputes, including claims by buyers or sellers concerning contracts to sell real estate, commercial lease disputes, disputes involving commissions payable to real estate brokers, and claims for negligence or breach of duty by real estate agents. We have also represented real estate agents accused of professional misconduct before the Real Estate Council of British Columbia.

A breakdown in the relationship between businesspeople can resolute in complex disputes concerning the control and ownership of a business. Our lawyers provide the strategic advice and advocacy necessary to navigate these disputes.

Real Estate Disputes

We represent buyers, sellers and real estate agents in a wide range of real estate disputes. These include claims of contracts to sell real estate, commercial lease disputes, claims for negligence or breach of duty by real estate agents, and disputes involving commissions payable to real estate brokers. Additionally, we represent real estate agents accused of professional misconduct before the Real Estate Council of British Columbia.

Shareholder and Partnership Disputes

The dissolution of a partnership between businesspeople can complicate the control and ownership of a business. At Yan Muirhead LLP, we provide the strategic advice and advocacy needed to navigate these complex disputes. 

Cross-Border Litigation

We act for our clients involved in litigation in jurisdictions beyond British Columbia. Our expertise ranges from applications for injunctive relief in British Columbia connected to foreign proceedings, to disputes on the enforcement of foreign judgements in British Columbia.  

Insurance Law

Insurance disputes can be complex and time-consuming, often delaying the compensation policyholders are entitled to. Yan Muirhead LLP prosecutes claims against insurance companies, asserts the rights of the insured, and acts in disputes concerning insurance coverage. Yan Muirhead LLP has also been retained by insurance companies to defend policyholders in complex litigation.

Administrative Tribunals

We represent clients at hearings before administrative tribunals, including professional regulatory hearings, the Human Rights Tribunal, and the Residential Tenancy Branch. Additionally, we act for clients in judicial review proceedings challenging administrative decisions before the Supreme Court of British Columbia. 

Injunctions

On occasion, cases require urgent applications to the court for an injunction before trial. We bring and defend applications for injunctive relief, including applications to freeze a defendant’s assets prior to trial or, to prevent a breach of contract. 

Civil Fraud

Our practitioners represent commercial clients involved in allegations of fraud. Additionally, we have experience on interim applications to freeze the assets of someone alleged to have committed fraud. Our team acts promptly and efficiently to ensure minimal to no impact on the defendant’s reputation. 

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Often, resolving a dispute privately is the best option to preserve valuable relationships. Mediation brings the key people to the table to resolve a dispute efficiently without affecting the business relationship. Arbitration offers a more flexible process than traditional litigation, as it can be tailored to resolve your dispute efficiently and privately. Our team can help you put forward the strongest possible case in arbitration.

Defamation

We act for both potential plaintiffs and defendants in defamation law cases. We recognize that litigation is not always the best way to protect a client’s reputation, and we advise them on the advantages and disadvantages of initiating a claim for defamation. 

People

Our team offers guidance and advice throughout the dispute resolution process. We pride ourselves on providing expert legal counsel and representation so you can be confident that you have a strategy to obtain the best possible result in or out of court. 

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Contact us

1100 – 736 Granville St.
Vancouver, BC
V6Z 1G3 Canada
604-283-8540