Nigel Trevethan is a Partner with Harper Grey. Called to the BC Bar in 1996 and the Yukon Bar in 2006, Nigel serves as the Chair of Harper Grey's Insurance Law Group. Nigel's practice includes legal services to multinational, national and regional insurers and brokers. A significant amount of his practice focuses on working with self-insured professionals and organizations.
Nigel has appeared before all levels of BC courts and in the Supreme Court of Canada. He applies a practical, informed and strategic approach to dispute resolution and to the leadership of our insurance group.
Nigel's defence practice focuses on large complex litigation matters ranging from class actions, to complex bodily injury claims, often including mass casualty events, to product liability cases. He has defended many high-profile cases including professional athlete concussion cases and class actions for product liability and personal injury.
Nigel also has an extremely active subrogation and coverage practice. His subrogation work has successfully and efficiently obtained substantial recoveries for insurers in the areas of product liability, fire, flood, and structural defects. His coverage work is wide ranging from writing policies to assisting insurers on specialized risks and claims.
Nigel is an avid speaker and frequently presents to various organizations and professional associations He is also the editor of the Contemporary Canadian Insurance Law Casebook published in 2015.
In 2020, Nigel was inducted into the International Association of Defense Counsel, an invitation-only global legal organization for lawyers who represent corporate and insurance interests.
Nigel is continuously ranked as a leader in his field by various respected expert guides. His accolades include:
- Recognized as a "Leading Lawyer" in the area of Administrative and Public Law by Best Lawyers® in Canada, 2017-2020
- Recognized as a "Local Litigation Star" in British Columbia in the area of Insurance Law by Benchmark Canada®, 2013 – 2020
- Rated as a "Repeatedly Recommended Leading Practitioner" in the area of Litigation – Commercial Insurance by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory®, 2016 – 2020
- Rated as a "Repeatedly Recommended Leading Practitioner" in the area of Professional Liability by the Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory®, 2016
When he is not in the office, Nigel spends his spare time road biking and playing recreational hockey.