Barristers

 
 

George is a seasoned barrister and he has an extensive commercial litigation practice. He represents clients in complex commercial, maritime, tax, customs, immigration, construction, strata/real estate and insurance law related matters.  George brings an exceptional comparative law practice to our firm and often counsels on private international law issues in arbitrations and multi-jurisdictional maritime and commercial disputes.

 

George started his legal career in South Africa, as a judge's clerk of the Supreme Court of South Africa. and was admitted to the Roll of Advocates in 1999. On being admitted to the bar in British Columbia, he has appeared in leading cases in various tribunals and arbitrations in Canada and abroad, the Tax Court, the Federal Court and right up to the British Columbia Court of Appeal and the Federal Court of Appeal. George is able to converse in Afrikaans and Greek.

 
Areas of Practice:

  • Complex Commercial Litigation

  • Administrative & Regulatory Litigation

  • Maritime Litigation

  • Appellate Litigation

  • Insurance Litigation

  • Strata / Real Estate Litigation

  • Tax Litigation

  • Immigration Law

Bar Admissions: British Columbia and South Africa.

 

Education:

  • University of Johannesburg, South Africa, BA, LL.B.

  • Federation of Law Societies of Canada, Certificate of Qualification.

  • USD Diploma in International and Comparative Law (Oxford).

 

Published Works:

Volunteer Experience:

  • Access Pro Bono.

  • Official with the International Karate Organization (Canada), in various karate events over the years.

Douglas has experience at both the Provincial and Supreme Court levels as a trial lawyer, and engages in a broad variety of matters including Commercial and Contractual Disputes, Creditor’s Remedies, Construction Disputes, Strata and Family Law. Prior to entering the legal profession, Douglas worked in the Construction and Forestry industries, working closely with First Nations groups in northern BC as well as government and environmental agencies.

Areas of Practice:

  • Civil & Criminal litigation

  • Family Law

  • Commercial Litigation

  • Residential Tenancy Disputes

  • Strata Disputes & Corporate Litigation

 

Bar Admissions: British Columbia

 

Education:

  • Thompson Rivers University, Faculty of Law, J.D. ­ 2014

  • University of British Columbia, B.S.F.

Volunteer Experience:

  • Host and Co­founder for “Kitz 4 Kids” Fundraiser for Autism Support Dogs, the BC & Alberta Guide Dog Association, and the Children's Wish Foundation of B.C.

  • Co-­founder, TRU Law BC Civil Liberties Association Fundraisers, “Kang Brown ft. the Fly by Sniffs”

Amrit grew up in Abbotsford and completed his Juris Doctor (J.D.) at the University of Manitoba, in 2014. Upon graduation, Amrit practiced with one of the busiest criminal litigation law firms in the City of Winnipeg, gaining valuable litigation experience. While practicing law in Manitoba, Amrit appeared and represented clients at the Manitoba Provincial Court, Queens Bench/Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal.

 

In late 2017 Amrit retuned to British Columbia with his wife, and joined DG Barristers in early 2018.  Since joining DG Barristers, Amrit has been involved in several Family Law and Civil Litigation cases currently underway at both the Supreme Court of British Columbia, and the BC Court of Appeal. 

 

Amrit’s many years of legal practice, in multiple areas of law, makes him an especially valuable asset to his clients and the firm.

Areas of Practice:

  • Family Law

  • Civil Litigation

  • Criminal Defense

Bar Admissions: British Columbia and Manitoba

 

Education:

  • University of Manitoba - J.D.

Memberships:

  • Canadian Bar Association, British Columbia Branch

Thomas M. Arbogast *

* Law Corporation

Tom is a trial and appellate lawyer engaged in complex criminal matters including; homicide, serious crime, cyber-crime, extradition, fraud/securities, and administrative proceedings, with a subspecialty in technology and privacy law. He has appeared before all B.C. Courts and the Supreme Court of Canada. Additionally, he served as in house counsel, as a Vice President for British Telecom, out of the UK and globally, where he had responsibility for managing technology related legal issues, including leading some of the largest technology related contract negotiations in the global technology space in the past two decades.  He has also consulted for a number of global Fortune 2000 companies.  He tends to work on complex cases and issues.  He is also the author of a chapter on technology contracts in a bestselling book in the technology space.

Areas of Practice:

  • Trial and Complex Appellate criminal law​

  • Administrative and Regulatory practice

Bar Admissions: British Columbia 

 

Education:

  • University of British Columbia - LLB

Memberships:

  • Canadian Bar Association, British Columbia Branch

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