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Litigation Star


Jurisdiction:

British Columbia
Canada

Practice area:

Commercial
Insurance
Product liability and recall


Leon Beukman is a Partner in the BLG Vancouver office. He has practised civil litigation for over 30 years, primarily defending clients against insurance claims, including automobile, aviation, and product liability. He is also experienced in commercial litigation including, but not limited to, complex contractual and other commercial litigation as well as professional negligence claims. Leon’s aviation practice includes acting for airlines, general aviation operators and manufacturers.


Leon has extensive experience acting as counsel for both plaintiffs and defendants in trials. He has appeared in both the British Columbia Supreme Court and the British Columbia Court of Appeal, including conducting civil jury trials. He has also appeared in many Chambers applications including summary trials, and has conducted numerous mediations. He is also the national leader of the firm’s Aviation Focus Group.


Leon is consistently recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada and Benchmark Canada for his industry leading work in insurance Law, dispute resolution, product liability Law, general commercial law, aviation law, and personal injury litigation.


Before being called to the British Columbia Bar, Leon practised law in South Africa as a barrister/an advocate of the Supreme Court of South Africa (SCSA) from 1991 until 1998 and as a solicitor/an attorney of the SCSA from 1989 to 1991. (Barristers and solicitors practise independently of each other in South Africa.) He received his LLB from the University of Johannesburg (1989) and was called the Bar in British Columbia in 2002.

 

Updated April 2022