Eyford Partners

British Columbia

Review

Dispute resolution

A Vancouver litigation boutique that has been on a noticeable growth kick in its headcount and its branding traction, Eyford Partners has attained a sweet spot in the market, adding steadily to its bench while remaining under 20 partners. Under the leadership of all-purpose civil litigatorDouglas Eyford since its inception, the firm got a considerable boost of star power in early 2017 when Angus Gunn joined the firm from his previous post at Borden Ladner Gervais. Gunn maintains a professional focus of appeals, with the remainder of his practice being dedicated to public law, typically for the Province of British Columbia. “Angus continued to be regularly active in the BC Supreme Court, the BC Court of Appeal and even the Supreme Court of Canada,” confirms a peer. “They often get brought in to take over as appellate counsel.” Gunn has also developed a niche in arbitration at both the domestic and international levels. Evan Cooke, who maintains a practice focused primarily on municipal and expropriation law, has also found himself at the intersection of appeals and international cases, most recently in a specific case concerning a cattle ranch in BC. Eyford has deftly pivoted from a caseload largely consisting of insurance defense to a more diverse practice encompassing defamation and oppression claims. Chris Schuldis primarily dedicated to construction litigation. The firm has also made recent strategic promotions, adding Nathalie Baker to the partnership in January 2022. Baker attends to a practice that also combines commercial and expropriation and land use.