Department profile submitted by Harper Grey LLP
Harper Grey LLP is the leader in civil litigation defence and regulatory matters for health practitioners in British Columbia and the Yukon. In addition to the recognition of our health care team by Chambers Canada, we have been recognized as a leading firm in this area by Best Lawyers in Canada® and Lexpert® and, in 2016 received the Benchmark Canada® National Medical/Defence Health Law Firm of the Year award.
Led by chair, Guy Brown, QC, our lawyers defend physicians, surgeons and health professionals in civil litigation. We advise clients in professional regulation matters touching on issues of ethics, professionalism, regulation, privileges, policy advice, general representation in investigations including workplace, privacy, employment, fraud, malfeasance, and quasi-criminal matters related to medical practice. We represent clients in hearings before the College of Physicians and Surgeons, the Medical Services Commission, the College of Dental Surgeons, hospital administration boards, and other regulatory bodies.
We are committed to the medical and health professions. Our lawyers frequently participate in presenting at medical/legal educational programs throughout the province at hospitals and with local universities. Our focus on remaining at the leading edge of this increasingly complex and ever changing area of practice is demonstrated by the development of niche expertise in emerging legal fields such as MAID (medical assistance in dying) and fertility law.