Andrew Gay QC

Andrew Gay QC

Andrew Gay QC has been helping clients resolve disputes both in and out of the courtroom since 1997. Few litigators handle as broad a range of cases.

Andrew’s practice areas include commercial litigation and business disputes, government liability, regulatory and licensing disputes, property disputes, fraud cases, employment law, defamation cases, professional negligence, professional discipline, constitutional litigation, personal injury, insurance coverage disputes, actions against the police, sexual assault, estate litigation, defence of class actions and more. This wealth of experience allows Andrew to see opportunities and arguments that specialized lawyers might overlook.

Andrew is an expert in the law of judicial review of administrative decisions, having argued many such cases in the courts, and having taught Continuing Legal Education courses on this subject.

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

In addition to his courtroom work, Andrew is an Adjunct Professor at the UBC Law School where he teaches an upper-year seminar on government liability.  He is a member of the Civil Resolution Tribunal, adjudicating small claims. 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).  For two years, Andrew was the 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.

When he is not at work, you can find Andrew coaching his daughter’s soccer team, or cooking and exploring his love of wine.

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