R. Hoops Harrison*


Hoops Harrison is the group leader for the firm’s Insolvency + Restructuring Practice, and a member of the Mergers + Acquisitions and Corporate/Commercial Practice Groups. He practises in the area of business litigation with a focus on corporate restructuring and insolvency related matters. He also specializes in realization/foreclosure law and operational matters specific to financial institutions.

Hoops has appeared before all levels of Court in British Columbia and Alberta as well as the Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Commercial List).

Hoops also has a special interest in advocacy and access to justice. He has recently been appointed to British Columbia’s Civil Resolution Tribunal – Canada’s first online Tribunal for resolving strata and small claims disputes, as well as British Columbia’s Employment Standards Tribunal.

Representative Experience

  • Realization Counsel for major financial institutions
  • General Counsel for international auction, liquidation and valuation corporation and international facilities management company
  • Counsel to residential and commercial property matters including leasing, forfeiture, trust claims and dispositions
  • Lead or associate Counsel in insolvency related litigation proceedings including: Nortel Networks Corporation; Forest & Marine Financial Corporation et al.; Canadian Petcetera LP; Abitibi-Consolidated Inc. et al; Linens’ N Things Canada Corp.; Royal Bank of Canada v. Mr. Rubbles Recycling Inc. et al; Leslie & Irene Dube Foundation Inc. v. P218 Enterprises Ltd.; Vancouver City Savings Credit Union, In Trust v. Woolworth (2014 BCSC 1439); Experienced Equipment Sales & Rentals Inc.; A.& B. Sound Ltd.; Nexient Learning Canada Inc.; SMK Speedy International Inc.; GTS Energy Canada Inc.; Sport Swap Ltd; Perdue v. Chalet Europe Hotel & Management Ltd. et al.; British Columbia Housing Management Commission et al. v. Downtown Eastside Residents Association Housing Society et al.; Tobber Holdings Corp. and North Peace Savings Credit Union v. Tobber Holdings Corp.; 269893 Alberta Ltd. v. Otter Bay Development Ltd.

Recent Cases

  • Vancouver City Savings Credit Union, In Trust v. Woolworth, 2014 BCSC 1439
  • GE Commercial v. R.L. Hillman & Co. Inc., 2016 BCSC 2289

Professional + Community Affiliations


Publications + Presentations

  • 2011-2017, Law Society of British Columbia Practice Checklists Manual – Foreclosure Procedure, Contributing Editor
  • 2017, CLE Foreclosure Practice, Speaker
  • 2009, Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act relating to Proposals, CLEBC Bankruptcy & Insolvency, Speaker

On A Personal Note

Hoops is passionate about helping to preserve BC’s unique ecosystems. He is a trustee of British Columbia’s Islands Trust Fund Board.

Personally, he enjoys spending time kayaking or, at least, writing fictional screenplays about himself kayaking.

Direct Line: 604 484 1783
Facsimile: 604 484 9783
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Assistant: Lindsay Maytum
Direct Line: 604 643 2167
Email: lmaytum@nullahbl.ca

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