Gerald A. (Gerry) Cuttler, K.C.


Gerry is a highly respected member of British Columbia’s legal community, well known for his skilled advocacy and practical approach to resolving disputes in his clients’ best interests.

Gerry’s practice focusses on litigation, dispute resolution and advocacy, with an emphasis on corporate, commercial, estate and administrative law. Often called upon to act as counsel on complex matters, he understands that because every case is unique, attention to detail, creativity and determination are always required to obtain the best possible results for his clients. Gerry brings a similar, principled, and practical approach when resolving disputes through negotiation and/or mediation, whether acting for a party or as a neutral mediator.

Gerry’s administrative law practice includes acting for administrative bodies and professionals. He has extensive expertise in the regulation of the legal profession, including providing advice on ethical and practice matters, conducting or responding to investigations, and acting as counsel on administrative hearings, judicial reviews and appeals. Between 2013 and 2016, Gerry was an adjunct professor at University of British Columbia, co-teaching the Ethics and Professionalism course. Gerry has also been a guest speaker in continuing education courses on topics such as ethical issues when acting in debtor-creditor and estate matters.


  • B, McGill University, 1982
  • B.C.L., McGill University, 1981
  • Harvard Negotiation Institute Mediation Workshop, 2011

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia, 1983

Counsel for defendants in a lengthy, complex dispute regarding an oral contract for a residential development, Phoenix Homes Limited v. Takhar, 2023 BCSC 184

Counsel for the successful appellant member of the Law Society of BC remitting a matter back for reconsideration, Law Society of British Columbia v. Harding, 2022 BCCA 229

Counsel for respondents in a temple dispute, Canadian Ramgarhia Society v. Panesar, 2022 BCSC 751

Counsel for the member of the Law Society of BC in a matter of professional misconduct, Bronstein (Re), 2021 LSBC 19

Counsel in a dispute over mineral tenures, received an order of special costs against the plaintiff for a portion of the claim, Beruschi v. British Columbia, 2020 BCSC 1531

Counsel for the respondent in an appeal of a shareholder oppression claim, Khela v. Phoenix Homes Limited, 2015 BCCA 202

Counsel for the plaintiff in an application for court approval of an estate settlement, Zak v. Zak, 2015 BCSC 1993

Counsel for the petitioner seeking production of a solicitor’s file in an estates dispute, Haydu v. Nagy, 2012 BCSC 1870

Counsel for the commercial tenant in a lease dispute, Diamond Robinson Building Ltd. v. Conn, 2010 BCSC 76

Counsel for the respondents in an application for judicial review, Hinton v. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration), 2008 FCA 215

Counsel for the petitioner seeking a new election for directors, among other relief, Jawandha v. Bonny’s Taxi Ltd., 2008 BCSC 1134

Successful appellant on an issue of security for costs, Dong v. Au, 2007 BCCA 37

Counsel for the Law Society of BC in an appeal to restore the decision of professional misconduct and conduct unbecoming of a member, Pierce v. Law Society of British Columbia, 2002 BCCA 251

Counsel for the Law Society of BC in a leading case on the issue of “good character”, McOuat v. Law Society of B.C., 2001 BCCA 104

Successfully opposed an appeal of a finding of a lack of joint venture and vesting orders on properties, Mid-Pacific Services Inc. v. Ashmar Developments Ltd., 2000 BCCA 608

Successfully opposed an appeal on a contractual interpretation issue, Black Swan Gold Mines Ltd. v. Goldbelt Resources Ltd., 1996 CanLII 2287

Gerald A. (Gerry) Cuttler, K.C.

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