commercial litigation, including breach of contract, business torts, and insurance
defence of professionals in regulatory investigation / discipline matters
Constitutional and human rights litigation, with a particular emphasis on freedom of expression, religion, and association, and parental rights (acting both for parties and for interveners), and the duty to accommodate disability.
Litigation against government actors for misfeasance in public office.
construction disputes, including applications for removal of builder's liens
real estate litigation, including Powers of Attorney, incapacity issues, and contested committeeships/litigation guardianships
personal injury ranging from occupier's liability to civil assault to aesthetician negligence.
acting for strata corporations in all aspects of their litigation needs, including in all levels of court in BC and 'in the background' at the Civil Resolution Tribunal (in such matters as building deficiencies, contract claims, insurance deductible charge-backs, and strata fee foreclosures), and at the Human Rights Tribunal
society governance disputes
administrative law and judicial reviews
acting for both creditors and debtors
disputes between or against shareholders
whitecollar civil fraud
Services we Offer
Mr. Trotter has mediated cases mandated by the BC Small Claims Court, and has been retained by parties for private mediation. He also offers conflict resolution presentations and workshops for faith and community groups at reduced rates. Contact him for more information.
Clients consult Mr. Trotter not only when they are sure that they need to resort to litigation, but also when they hope that litigation can be avoided. Mr. Trotter is able to provide a legal opinion on his clients' rights and risks, to seek an early conciliatory resolution through mediation and negotiation, or to advance his clients' interests through litigation where required.
Mr. Trotter practices as a sole practitioner within the shared offices of Access Law Group. Thus, he is able, with his client's agreement, to also make use of the varied expertise of the other Access Law Group lawyers, or other lawyers within his personal network on a consultation or co-counsel basis.
Litigation Consulting Services to Other Lawyers
Due to his considerable constitutional litigation experience, Mr. Trotter's views are sought after by other lawyers whose clients find their freedom of religion and freedom of speech infringed by state actors, or who suffer discrimination as a result of their religious or political beliefs or activities. In addition to acting for such clients himself, Mr. Trotter acts (sometimes at reduced rates) "in the background" in a consulting capacity to other lawyers, providing them with support in such things as selecting the best legal strategy, developing evidence and legal arguments, and drafting or revising written submissions and facta.