Robert W. Grant

Robert W. Grant, Q.C., Partner

Email: rgrant@glgmlaw.com

Phone: (604) 891-1150

Robert Grant began his career as a professor at the University of British Columbia and a visiting professor at the University of Toronto. His research and teaching focused on public law including constitutional and administrative law. He was a law clerk to Justice William McIntyre of the Supreme Court of Canada.

He has represented clients in a wide variety of legal disputes, involving a broad range of legal issues, including administrative regulation, tax litigation, commercial litigation, constitutional rights and defamation.

He has experience before the Supreme Court of Canada, British Columbia Court of Appeal, British Columbia Supreme Court, Alberta Court of Appeal, Federal Court of Appeal, the Federal Court Trial Division, and the Tax Court of Canada.

He has also appeared before many administrative boards and tribunals, including the Environmental Appeal Board, Labour Relations Board, Employment Standards Tribunal, Canadian Transportation Agency, Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal, Forestry Association Disciplinary Tribunal, Architectural Institute of British Columbia Disciplinary Tribunal, Commission for Public Complaints Against the RCMP (APEC Conference), Residential Tenancy Dispute Resolution Officer, and Inquiry Officer under the Expropriation Act.

Mr. Grant is a past Director of the British Columbia Law Institute and a past member of the Islands Trust Fund Board.

PUBLICATIONS AND CONFERENCES

Senior author of Chapter 15, “Canadian Law and Procedure”, in Harder, Charles J., ed., Entertainment Law & Litigation, Lexus Nexus 2014, p. 1203

“Recent Development in Freedom of Association” in Suing & Defending the Government, C.L.E. (2010)

Taking Stock: Stock Options in Employment Law”, in Employment Law Conference, C.L.E. (2001)

“The Charter of Rights and Freedoms” in Annual Review of Law and Practice (1996)

“The Charter of Rights and Freedoms” in Annual Review of Law and Practice (1995)

“The Charter of Rights and Freedoms” in Annual Review of Law and Practice (1994)

“The Charter of Rights and Freedoms” in Annual Review of Law and Practice (1991)

“The Charter’s Application in Private Litigation” (1989) 23 UBC Law Review 459-505, with Robin Elliot

REPRESENTATIVE WORK

Amigo Airways Corporation, Seair Seaplanes Ltd. and Kenmore Air Harbor Inc., 2006, Decision No. 370-W-2006

Houweling Nurseries Limited (Appellant) v. District Director of the Greater Vancouver Regional District (Respondent), Decision No. 2003-WAS-004(c)

Murrin Construction Ltd. and Construction and Specialized Workers’ Union Local 1611, BCLRB No. B49/2002

Enforcement of Foreign Judgments

Lang v. Lapp, 2010 BCCA 517

Class Actions

Lam v. University of British Columbia, docket: S035269

•Defending class-action proceedings involving product liability allegations regarding the design and installation of low temperature refrigeration units.

Novopharm Limited v. British Columbia (Health), docket: S078427

•Class action proceedings involving product liability allegations regarding the use of an anti-depressant medication.

Kristopher Gruber v. LG Philipps LCD Co. Ltd et al, docket: S071569

•Defending a manufacturer of LCD screens in class action proceedings alleging a price fixing conspiracy.

Bryar Law Corporation v. Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., docket: S070350

•Defending a manufacturer against class action proceedings alleging a conspiracy to fix the prices of SRAM product.

Westport Motorcars, Maro Downey v. Mecerdez Benz Canada Inc et al, no: 080821

•Defended class proceedings alleging that major automotive manufacturers violated the Competition Act in relation to importation of automobiles.

•Prosecuted class proceeding alleging that the union wrongfully collected certain union dues.