Commercial Litigation Associate

Commercial Litigation Associate - Commercial Litigation | 2-5 years | Vancouver, BC

Stikeman Elliott is a global leader among business law firms. With offices across Canada and international offices in New York, London and Sydney, Stikeman Elliott enjoys an outstanding reputation around the world.  The firm’s clients include large multinationals as well as exciting high-growth companies in emerging industries.  Stikeman Elliott’s broad expertise, and collaboration across its offices, positions the firm to comprehensively meet the most complex needs of its sophisticated client base.

The Vancouver office of Stikeman Elliott is seeking to add a commercial litigation associate with two to five years of experience gained at a leading full-service or boutique law firm. The successful candidate will work on complex commercial disputes from contract claims and business torts to class actions, product liability, insolvency and securities litigation.  Candidates who are currently more specialized in their commercial litigation practice will broaden their expertise under the supervision of accomplished senior lawyers.  Other resources at your disposal will include cutting-edge knowledge management technology and a team of knowledge management professionals.  Ongoing associate training and mentorship in technical and business skills is also a hallmark of Stikeman Elliott. 

If you strive for excellence, this is your chance to work alongside top-rated lawyers at the firm which was named Litigation Law Firm of the Year at the Chambers Canada 2019 awards ceremony. 

This is an exclusive search with Hunter West Legal Recruitment.  For more information, please contact Stephanie Hacksel at 604-783-5073 or

Head of Legal

Head of Legal | 10+ years | Fraser Valley, BC

We’re working with a group of diversified businesses, with over 2,000 employees between 4 companies in the Fraser Valley, now looking to hire their first in-house lawyer, to head up their legal operations and provide guidance to their various business units. Reporting directly to the President, this position requires a dynamic leader with a broad experience in corporate/commercial law with particular emphasis on construction and real estate matters.

There is a manufacturing and materials bent to some of the businesses, and apart from general commercial matters, you will be dealing with an array of contracts for existing and new construction projects, real estate transactions, litigation management, compliance and employment law. This is a rare opportunity to grow and develop alongside a dynamic and diverse group of businesses.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years’ experience, ideally having managed a broad legal remit in-house. You will be a self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced environment and is adept at building strong relationships with multiple stakeholders. The businesses are all based around the Langley and South Surrey area, so it’s an ideal position for someone living in the Fraser Valley and tired of the commute downtown.

For more information or to apply, please contact Mike Race or Amrit Rai at quoting reference BT29573.

ICBC Lawyer

ICBC Lawyer | 5+ years | Vancouver, BC

Our client, a full-service firm located in the heart of downtown Vancouver, is seeking two ICBC lawyers to join their busy team. The ideal candidates will have a minimum of 5 years’ experience working in ICBC insurance defense. You will be responsible for handling files from inception to trial. You will be working alongside talented lawyers who are passionate about their craft and work collaboratively together.

For more information or to apply in confidence (in MS Word format) please contact Mike Race or Amrit Rai at quoting reference BT29510.

In-House Corporate Counsel

In-House Corporate Counsel | 3 - 6 years | Vancouver, BC

Our client is a major infrastructure company, currently looking to hire an in-house Corporate Counsel for their downtown Vancouver office. You will be responsible for providing support to the business, and as a trusted advisor to senior management. Duties include drafting and negotiating a range of commercial agreements, construction-related contracts and other legal documents; identifying legal risks; supporting commercial transactions; and managing external counsel on litigation matters.

The ideal candidate will have 3- 6 years of construction & infrastructure, commercial real estate, or general corporate commercial experience, gained at a reputable law firm. For more information or to apply (in MS Word format), please contact Mike Race or Amrit Rai at, quoting reference BT29426.

Vice President, Legal Services and General Counsel

Vice President, Legal Services and General Counsel | 10+ years | Vancouver, BC

We are working with Vancity, the largest community credit union in Canada and an internationally recognized values-based banking pioneer, which sits at the nexus of environmental sustainability and cultural diversity.

They are now looking for an experienced lawyer who has an alignment with their values to join the business as Vice President, Legal Services and General Counsel.

In this position, you will be a key player in the management and expansion of the existing high-performing legal team. You will provide legal oversight to major transactions, asset acquisitions and dispositions, and oversee general legal matters to support the business. Experience in drafting, reviewing and the negotiation of various agreements and contracts (specifically technology procurement contracts) will be highly valued.  Also important is your track record of proven success in executing legal risk mitigation strategies, implementing company initiatives, and managing external legal spend.

The ideal candidate will have a minimum of 10 years’ legal experience, gained in a financial services institution or other highly regulated industry. You will be a dynamic leader and tactical thinker and be able to balance the needs of the business with the legal realities it may come up against. You will also be a relationship builder, able to deftly manage the demands of multiple stakeholders, and guide them concerning the legal and strategic aspects of whatever business challenges come up.

For more information or to apply (in MS Word format), please contact Mike Race or Amrit Rai at quoting reference BT29528.