Thomas Arbogast and Kate Kirkpatrick in the BC Court of Appeal


On October 13, 2020, Thomas Arbogast and Kate Kirkpatrick as part of the legal team resumed the hearing of the appeal brought by Mr. Phillip James Tallio from his 1983 murder conviction. The final arguments will take place during the week of November 23rd. Written arguments (factums) are posted on the BC Court of Appeal website.


George Douvelos has been recognized by Who’s Who Legal – Canada 2020 Litigation.

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23 Oct 2020: WWL Editorial 
In this chapter, WWL proudly presents the top 65 litigators operating in the Canadian market. They have been carefully selected for their experience and expertise in a spectrum of contentious matters across many different practice areas, industries and sectors.


George Douvelos edited and contributed to a Festschrift in honour of the former Chief Justice Anthony Roy Gubbay SC. Published by Wildy, Simmonds & Hill (London) 2017.

Foreword written by the Honourable Lance Finch QC.

George Douvelos was successful in a leading Canadian case on public misfeasance

A civil suit filed by Rain Coast Water Corp. claimed the company experienced “mistreatment by the Government of British Columbia through actions of Premier Vander Zalm, several Cabinet Ministers and a number of civil servants,” in the 1980s and early 1990s, according to reasons for judgment handed down Thursday.

Rain Coast Water Corp. v. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of British Columbia, 2016 BCSC 845 (CanLII). Was overturned by the Court of Appeal.

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