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Conviction. Commitment. Compassion

If you need a Vancouver lawyer who will tackle your case with unwavering determination, Virgin Hickman is a proven leader in all matters of litigation.

Litigation is often a zero-sum game: one winner, one loser. Our team has the experience and skill to secure successful outcomes for our clients.

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Virgin Hickman has the trial experience and expertise to successfully advance your commercial litigation claim.

We know that few forces can derail a business as quickly as litigation, which is why we move efficiently and tirelessly to achieve favourable outcomes for our clients. Our experience acting for large and small business owners in a variety of commercial disputes is invaluable for anyone seeking efficient prosecution of their claim or expert assistance in mounting a robust defence.

Just this year, we successfully acted to protect the interests of a small business owner, who had been sold defective goods. Numerous issues were raised, such as whether the costs the client had incurred in dealing with the goods, (at the request of the responsible government entity) were reasonable or not, while the vendor’s counsel questioned whether the goods in question could even be considered defective. We moved decisively to address these challenges to our client’s claim, and, through our tenacious representation, we succeeded in negotiating a successful resolution on their behalf.

The success of a business can hinge on achieving a successful resolution. Virgin Hickman can help you to secure your business interests against legal challenges and strategically advance your claims.


Insurance is a business concerned with managing risk.

Ironically, insurers themselves are often at risk of costly legal challenges. Virgin Hickman regularly represents insurers, defending their interests and advancing their claims. We deliver the full range of high-value services that our clients require – including insurance and reinsurance coverage matters, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, and civil litigation.

Our expertise rests on our considerable experience in court. We are as comfortable advocating before a judge as we are unyielding in our pursuit of our clients’ best interests. We serve in court on a near daily basis and every year we pursue major insurance cases through to trial. We handle all aspects of insurance litigation, including negotiated resolutions, trials before juries and judges, and appeals. We have represented some of the nation’s largest insurance brokers as well as some of the smallest.

As a recent example, we represented international insurers on several claims involving occupier’s liability matters. As well, we have successfully defended claims arising from alleged non-maintenance of local apartment buildings and strata complexes. Recently, Virgin Hickman acted on behalf of a domestic insurer and the claims advanced by a hotel management company against several building professionals, regarding the alleged supply and installation of defective mechanical components. Our lawyers’ experience with insurance defence issues allowed them to achieve a successful and efficient resolution of the client’s claim.

Our trial experience means that we are never without a strategy for achieving the best possible outcome, whether that means disposing of a case on a summary application, negotiating an early settlement, or championing our clients’ interests in a court of law.


The success of our clients and the success of our firm are one and the same.

Which is why at Virgin Hickman we work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcomes on behalf of our clients. Unlike many firms, our lawyers are court-hardened and they are fully prepared to defend a client’s interests before judge or jury.

In one notable injury case, our client was offered a paltry $50,000 for his injuries until just before trial. We fought a five-week court battle for him, winning a significant victory when the jury decided to award our client over $1.5 million in damages for his injuries.

We work hard to ensure that you receive fair compensation as quickly as possible.


Our firm regularly acts on behalf of individuals from a variety of professions.

We have represented insurance brokers, dentists, investment dealers, and others who have had allegations of negligence and misconduct made against them. Our focus is unwavering when it comes to safeguarding not only our clients’ assets but also their reputations.

Our expertise has helped us to provide the necessary counsel to these clients to help minimize and, more often, entirely defeat these claims. We act strategically and efficiently to help working professionals avoid any potential damage to their finances or their careers.