Robin Bennett

Associate| Robin Bennett advises individual and corporate clients on a broad range of civil litigation matters, including real estate, strata, construction and builders lien disputes, as well as commercial, contractual, and employment disputes. He also has extensive experience acting for secured and unsecured creditors, including in mortgage enforcement proceedings, and has appeared in both the B.C. Supreme Court and in B.C. Provincial Court.

Prior to joining Hakemi & Ridgedale LLP, Robin articled and practiced for several years at a prominent litigation firm in downtown Vancouver. Before that, he worked as a research assistant for one of the parties on the Missing Women’s Commission of Inquiry.

Education:

  • University of Alberta, LL.B.
  • McGill University, B.A.

Memberships:

  • Canadian Bar Association

Representative Matters:

He has advised

  • A group of owners in a leaky strata complex seeking a court order to compel the strata corporation to repair the building envelope under the direction of a court-appointed administrator
  • A real estate purchaser seeking to recover amounts spent remediating soil contamination caused by an underground storage tank situated on the property
  • A joint homeowner seeking a court-ordered sale of the property and division of the sale proceeds
  • A property purchaser seeking compensation for damages caused by her realtor’s negligence
  • A residential real estate developer seeking to restrain a neighbouring landowner from interfering with a construction project
  • A construction subcontractor seeking payment for unpaid work under a labour and materials bond
  • A moving company defending itself against allegations that it damaged a customer’s property and was late in making delivery
  • An employee seeking damages for wrongful termination of her employment
  • An insurance salesperson seeking to recover unpaid commissions
  • Major financial institutions wishing to enforce mortgage security
  • Institutional and private lenders seeking to recover unsecured debt
  • A homeowner seeking to cancel a wrongfully-filed certificate of pending litigation
  • A non-profit society defending itself against an allegation of wrongful discrimination
  • A 50% shareholder wishing to acquire the other shareholder’s interest in the company for fair market value
  • An Ontario-based manufacturing firm defending itself against a B.C. inventor’s allegation of unpaid royalties and stolen intellectual property