Scott R. Harcus


Scott Harcus, Partner, is a member of the firm’s Insurance, Construction + Engineering, Environmental, Defamation + Publication Risk Management, and Insolvency + Restructuring Practices. He practises in a variety of areas of law including insurance coverage, builders liens and construction disputes, personal injury and property damage claims, and defamation matters.

Representative Experience

Scott has appeared as counsel in chambers and trial in the Supreme Court of British Columbia. He has also appeared in Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act proceedings and has experience prosecuting regulatory offences before an administrative body. Scott also has experience in alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and judicial settlement conferences.

Professional + Community Affiliations

  • Vancouver Bar Association, Member
  • Canadian Bar Association, Member
  • Law Society of British Columbia, Member
  • BC CBA Insurance Section Executive, Chair
  • Environmental Managers Association of British Columbia, Director


  • 2010 Admitted to the British Columbia Bar
  • 2009 J.D. University of British Columbia
  • 2006 B.A. Simon Fraser University

Publications + Presentations

  • May 2017, “Small Mistakes, Big Consequences”, Construction Business Magazine, Author
  • January 2017, “Regulatory Update: Carbon Tax, Contaminated Site Regulations and Spill Response” EMA of BC, Speaker
  • November 2016, “Limits of relief from forfeiture: Court of Appeal for BC denies insured pre-tender defence costs”, Insurance People magazine, Co-author
  • October 2016, “Insolvencies in the Construction Industry”, Insolvency Discussion Group, Speaker
  • June, 2015, ‘Living Vicariously’, Canadian Underwriter magazine, Co-author
  • January 2015, Environmental Managers Association of B.C. Annual Legal and Regulatory Update session, Speaker
  • October 2013, ‘Host Liability’s Legacy – Raising a Glass to the 40th Anniversary of Commercial Host Liability’, Claims Canada magazine, Co-author
  • August 2013, ‘Disclosure in multi-party litigation’, Construction Business magazine, co-author
  • Instructor, Law and Tenant Relations at Vancouver Community College
  • Guest Lecturer, Law Society of BC, Professional Legal Training Course, Collections

On A Personal Note

In his spare time, Scott enjoys golfing, squash, downhill skiing and running the seawall.

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Assistant: Amanda Irving
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