Zachary J Ansley


Direct 604-691-7543

Fax 604-632-4441

Zach regularly appears before the courts, including British Columbia’s Supreme and Appeal Courts and the Federal Courts, and regulatory tribunals.

An experienced litigator, Zach provides clients with cost effective and results focused advice to protect their interests throughout all stages of disputes.

Zach specializes in employment/labour, administrative, maritime, and insurance areas. In the employment context, he acts for employers and employees on issues that arise throughout the employment relationship, including contract drafting and negotiations, benefits, pensions, harassment, workers compensation, notice, competition and confidentiality issues.

In the administrative context, he acts for clients before tribunals, including the Labour Relations Board, Employment Standards Tribunal, Passenger Transportation Board, and Workers Compensation tribunals. He also acts for clients, including tribunals, before the courts in judicial reviews.

In the maritime and insurance defense context, he acts for clients, including ship owners, terminal operators, property owners, business owners, and cargo interests, on a variety of negligence claims and cargo matters.

Zach volunteers with Access Pro Bono Society of BC.

Before going to law school, Zach, born and raised in Vancouver, enjoyed an actor career. His credits include the pilot episode of the X-Files, a recurring role in Road to Avonlea, the film Cowboys Don’t Cry, for which he received a Genie nomination, and various theatre productions.

  • Called to the British Columbia Bar, 2008
  • Judicial Law Clerk, Federal Court of Canada, Ottawa, 2006-2007
  • LL.B., University of British Columbia, 2006
  • Richard R. Sugden, Q.C. Prize in Trial Advocacy (2006), and BLG Prize in International Business Law, 2005
  • B.A. (Int’l Relations, Economics), University of British Columbia, 2001
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association subsections: Employment, Administrative and Maritime Law
  • Member, Canadian Defence Lawyers
  • Access Pro Bono Society of BC