Education

Bar Admission

  • 2018 Admitted to the Ontario Bar
  • 2016 Admitted to the British Columbia Bar

Shaun Foster joined Alexander Holburn as a summer student and completed his articles with the firm. He has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Victoria and a J.D from Thompson Rivers University.

Shaun was called to the bar in 2016 and is an Associate in the firm’s Aviation Practice Group. He regularly advises and represents clients in relation to personal injury claims, baggage, cargo and delay claims, human rights matters, CTA complaints, insurance coverage issues, product liability claims and aviation accidents and incidents. Shaun also represents clients in relation to motor carrier and intermodal transportation claims.

Shaun has completed ground school for his advanced operations Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (“RPAS”) pilot’s certificate and is working towards full certification in the “advanced operations” category. He advises and represents organizations, businesses, and individuals on all RPAS matters including certification, training, and liability matters.

Shaun regularly speaks at aviation law conferences and is a contributor to aviation industry publications such as Wings and Helicopters magazines.

On A Personal Note...

In his spare time, Shaun enjoys playing, coaching and watching soccer. He plays for and coaches the British Columbia Lawyer’s Soccer Team, where he competed in 2016 at Mundiavocat, the “Lawyers’ International World Cup”. He also enjoys exploring Vancouver’s hiking trails with his 9-year-old dog.

Representative Experience

Shaun is admitted to practice in British Columbia and Ontario. He has appeared before the Provincial and Supreme Courts of British Columbia, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, and the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada. He is also a regular contributor to aviation industry publications, such as Wings and Helicopters magazines, and to Alexander Holburn’s Aviation Law Blog.

Publications

  • January 2019, “Legal Update: Liability Developments of Note in the Past Year: Canada (Common Law Provinces)”, Winter Aviation Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Speaker
  • January 2019, “Getting the Deal Through: Aviation Liability 2019”, Canada Chapter, Co-author
  • July 2017, “The Aftermath of Germanwings” Wings Magazine, Author
  • January 2017, “The Aftermath of Germanwings”, 18th Annual Aviation Conference, Speaker
  • January 2017, “Cutting it close – Passengers found negligent for booking tight connections”, Travel Law Quarterly, Author
  • September 2016, ” When is an airline not an airline?”, Wings Magazine, Author

Professional & Community Affiliations

Shaun's
Focus

Practice Areas:

  • Business
  • Personal
  • Insurance