Patrick W. Bruce
Patrick Bruce is an Associate in the firm’s Insurance and Motor Vehicle Practices. Patrick maintains a litigation-based practice. He 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 alternative dispute resolution, having successfully mediated many claims including complex multi-party matters.
Patrick has experience dealing with a wide range of personal or bodily injury claims as well as insurance coverage issues and is a regular contributor to the firm’s insurance law blog. He brings a thoughtful and attentive approach to providing the best possible service to every file.
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
- Law Society of British Columbia, Member
- Canadian Bar Association, Member
- Vancouver Bar Association, Member
Publications + Presentations
- April 4, 2019, “B.C. Civil Rule Amendment Could Cut Costs, Timelines Considerably”, The Lawyer’s Daily, Author
- 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.