Robin N. McFee, Q.C.

Partner

A founding partner of Sugden, McFee & Roos, Robin McFee is rated as one of the leading British Columbia practitioners in the areas of corporate and commercial litigation and labor and employment law.

Robin’s practice focuses on large, complex litigation matters arising in a wide variety of areas. His practice includes general commercial litigation, shareholder disputes, professional liability claims involving engineers, architects, lawyers and accountants, securities litigation, major personal injury/wrongful death claims, real estate litigation including specific performance actions, wrongful dismissal actions involving senior management personnel, and insurance coverage litigation. He has been counsel on numerous trials and appeals, including appeals to the Supreme Court of Canada.

Deeply involved in professional education throughout his career, Robin McFee is the Session Leader and a lecturer on the “Art of Cross-Examination” for the University of British Columbia Law School Advocacy Course. He lectured at the Inns of Court Programme for young lawyers, and was a guest lecturer for the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia.

Education

  • LL.B., University of British Columbia, 1981
  • B.A. Queen’s University, 1978

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia, 1982
  • Appointed Queen’s Counsel by the Attorney General of British Columbia, 2003
  • Appointed Fellow of the International Society of Barristers
  • Best Lawyers in Canada, Bet-the-Company Litigation, 2006 – 2021
  • Best Lawyers in Canada, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, 2006 – 2021
  • Best Lawyers in Canada, Labour and Employment Law, 2006 – 2021
  • Best Lawyers in Canada, Vancouver’s Lawyer of the Year, Labour and Employment Law, 2015 and 2017
  • Recognised by Lexpert as being “Consistently Recommenced” in Corporate Commercial Litigation and Employment Law
  • Identified as a “Litigation Star” in Commercial and Securities Law by Benchmark Canada
  • Identified as one of the Top 50 Trial Lawyers in Canada by Benchmark Canada
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Trial Lawyers’ Association of British Columbia
  • Trial Lawyers’ Association of Canada
  • Federal Judicial Advisory Committee, 2012 – 2014
  • Provincial Court Judge’s Compensation Commission, 2010 and 2013
  • Session Leader & Lecturer, Art of Cross-Examination, University of British Columbia Law School Advocacy Course
  • Lecturer, Inns of Court Programme
  • Guest Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia

Represented majority shareholders in litigation involving one of the largest and most successful family real estate companies in Canada

Counsel at trial successfully defending a claim for usurpation of a partnership opportunity

Counsel at trial, in the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada in proceedings that reaffirmed the non-deductibility of collateral benefits in tort actions

Represented the successful plaintiffs in a specific performance/constructive trust action involving the largest remaining developable piece of property in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia

Represented individuals challenging the constitutional validity of the investigative/compelled testimony provisions of the British Columbia Securities Act

Counsel for a local religious denominational school in a matter that proceeded through the British Columbia and Ontario courts relating to the liquidation of a religious order

Counsel for a professional liability insurer in litigation against other insurers to determine priority of insurance coverage for underlying claims arising from a major infrastructure project

Counsel for strata corporations in proceedings seeking damages for the ingress of water into the building envelope of multi-unit residential buildings

Counsel for an infant plaintiff who suffered third degree burns to 45% of her body in a hot water scalding incident

Represented the surviving family members in a jury trial arising from the death of the family matriarch

Appointed arbitrator to adjudicate commercial disputes, professional liability, and insurance coverage matters

Represented investment representatives and brokers before the B.C. Securities Commission and the Registrar of Mortgage Brokers

Counsel for architects, engineers and certified professionals in numerous proceedings

Represented numerous executives and senior managers seeking damages for termination of employment with private sector employers, crown corporations and government

Robin N. McFee, Q.C.

E: [email protected]
T: 604-646-1008

Assistant:
Shelley Thomson
E: [email protected]
T: 604-646-1012

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