Patrick W. Bruce


Patrick Bruce completed his articles with Alexander Holburn in June 2011. His practice is litigation based and he is a member of the firm’s Motor Vehicle and Insurance Practices.

Representative Experience

Patrick has appeared in all levels of court in British Columbia, including the Court of Appeal and has run both Provincial and Supreme Court trials. He is also experienced with respect to alternative dispute resolution, including settlement conferences and mediations. Patrick has experience dealing with a wide range of personal or bodily injury claims as well as insurance coverage claims, and has a particular interest in claims involving psychological and/or indivisible injuries.

Some of Patrick’s decisions include the following:

  • Kalstrom v. Yip, 2016 BCSC 829
  • Benson v. Day, 2014 BCSC 2224
  • High Country Outfitters Inc. v. Pitt Meadows (City), 2012 BCPC 308
  • Sandhu v. Delta (Corp.), 2012 BCPC 435

Professional + Community Affiliations


Publications + Presentations

  • November 4, 2016, “Apportioning damages for indivisible injuries”, The Lawyers Weekly, Author
  • 2016, Chambers Advocacy Exercise, Law Society of BC Professional Training Course, Guest Judge/Instructor
  • 2016, “Assessment and apportionment of damages in the context of indivisible injury”, AHBL Insurance Law Blog, Author
  • 2015, “Recent Court of Appeal Decision Holds Cyclist Entirely at Fault for Passing Vehicle on the Right”, AHBL Insurance Law Blog, Author
  • 2010, “Recent Developments in Canadian Aviation Law, 2010 Update”, 12th Annual Aviation Conference, Co-Author

On A Personal Note

Prior to joining the firm, Patrick spent a summer during law school working at the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada in Montreal. In his spare time, Patrick enjoys playing and watching ice hockey, although he also finds time for other activities, including caring for his rescue cat.

Direct Line: 604 484 1779
Facsimile: 604 484 9779
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Assistant: Natalie Collier
Direct Line: 604 643 2198

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