Byron Yep

Byron Yep

Associate | Byron Yep advises clients on all matters of commercial disputes including construction litigation, defamation, professional negligence, municipal law, and contractual disputes. Byron also has experience representing clients in insurance law and insurance related litigation including subrogation, bonding and surety, and property loss matters. Byron has appeared as counsel at all levels of court in British Columbia.

Prior to joining Hakemi & Ridgedale LLP, Byron practiced in Vancouver in a boutique commercial litigation and construction firm and at a mid-sized insurance litigation firm.


  • University of Ottawa, L.L.B.
  • University of Victoria, B. Sc. (Chemistry – Honours)


  • Vancouver Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association

Representative Matters:

He has advised

  • Construction contractors, owners, sureties and professionals in disputes arising from the construction process including bidding and tendering, contract interpretation and disputes, extras, delay claims, and dispute resolution matters
  • Businesses seeking to enforce restrictive covenants following the departure of key employees and managers
  • Owners including municipalities, crown corporations and health authorities regarding tender calls and decisions regarding awards
  • Contractors seeking payment for work including by way of filing of claims of builders’ lien and lawsuits
  • Creditors seeking to recover money on judgments, securities, loans, and accounts receivable
  • Insurers in subrogated lawsuits to recover damages from floods, fires, and other losses including large fires damaging
  • Owners and occupiers in claims for personal injury made by others
  • Mechanical and electrical contractors in building and design defect lawsuits
  • An investment entity and its principals in investigations by the British Columbia Securities Commission
  • A mushroom manufacturer in a dispute amongst business partners arising from a share purchase agreement
  • A subcontractor defending a contractor’s delay claim arising from an error in the delivery of product to a bridge construction site
  • A municipality in a claim by a construction contractor for extras and delay damages
  • A municipality and its contractor being sued for damages for defamation and for the means of enforcing a bylaw
  • A surety in dispute for payment between a road construction contractor and subcontractor for labour and materials
  • A glass supplier in a claim for damages arising from the delivery of defective products to a large residential and commercial tower
  • A drilling and blasting contractor in a lawsuit for damage to a residence from blasting
  • A roof truss designer in a lawsuit regarding a collapsed roof at a mushroom farm building
  • A structural and building envelope engineer in a lawsuit regarding construction defects at a condominium
  • A municipality in a motor vehicle accident where it was alleged that a lack of municipal street lighting was a cause of the accident
  • A manufacturer of industrial racks in a farm accident lawsuit
  • A roof inspector in a lawsuit related to a fire at a condominium during re-roofing work


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