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Andrew Gay KC

Phone: 604.628.5007


Andrew Gay, KC has been helping clients resolve disputes both in and out of the courtroom since 1997.

Andrew has a broad litigation practice with particular emphasis on matters of public law.  Andrew has extensive experience in the field of administrative law, including a wide range of regulatory, licensing and professional discipline cases.  Andrew is an expert in the law of judicial review of administrative decisions, having argued many such cases before the courts and having taught on the subject.

Andrew’s other practice areas include commercial litigation, government liability, civil forfeiture, constitutional litigation, negligence actions, civil fraud, defamation, property disputes, and civil sexual assault cases.  Andrew is also an experienced appellate lawyer.  This breadth of experience allows Andrew to see opportunities and arguments that specialized lawyers might overlook.

Andrew is also recognized as an expert in British Columbia liquor law.  He acts for a large number of restaurants, bars and private liquor stores in disputes with the Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch, with a high rate of success.  He also advises liquor licensees on matters of compliance with British Columbia’s liquor laws.

In addition to his courtroom work, Andrew was for many years an Adjunct Professor at the UBC Law School where he taught an upper-year seminar on government liability.  He is also the author of the chapter on nuisance law in Canada’s leading government liability text: Government Liability: Law and Practice, K. Horsman and G. Morley eds. (Canada Law Book).

Andrew is the former co-Chair of the Administrative Law Subsection of the Canadian Bar Association – BC Branch, and sat on the National Executive Committee of the CBA Administrative Law Section.  He is a regular contributor to programs offered by the Continuing Legal Education Society of B.C. and is a former member of the BC Civil Resolution Tribunal.

When he is not at work, you can find Andrew coaching his daughter’s soccer team, or cooking and working in his vegetable garden.


York University (Masters of Environmental Studies)


Osgoode Hall Law School LL.B.


Called to the Bar (British Columbia)


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