George J Roper


Direct 604-691-7555

Fax 604-632-4475

George Roper is a civil litigator with a broad range of experience. He secures effective, cost-efficient outcomes for his clients by following one cardinal rule: “Always do your best for the client.”

George has experience across a wide variety of commercial litigation matters.  He has appeared at all levels of court in British Columbia, as well as the Alberta Court of King’s Bench, Supreme Court of Yukon, and the Federal Court of Canada.

Defence.  As defence counsel, George has acted on a wide variety of matters including complex construction claims, oil well failures, engineering and design matters, professional negligence claims, human right complaints, and personal injury claims.

Maritime.  George acts for P & I clubs, ship owners, terminals, and port authorities, on a wide range of maritime matters, including cargo and delay claims, ship and barge collisions, terminal operator’s liability, and environmental remediation claims.

Commercial Litigation.  Outside of the insurance context, George has experience with a wide range of complex commercial disputes, including real property disputes, professional negligence claims, breach of contract, fiduciary duty, and general tort claims, and shareholder disputes including oppression/derivative action claims, enforcement of foreign judgments, and injunctions.

Administrative Law.  George has acted on a wide variety of administrative law matters, including judicial reviews of administrative action and professional disciplinary proceedings.

Commercial Leasing.  George acts for both tenants and large institutional landlords in connection with all types of leasing disputes including defaults, lease termination, obtaining vacant possession, and rent arbitrations.

  • LL.B., University of British Columbia, 2010
  • B.A. (Political Science, minor in History), University of British Columbia, 2007
  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia
  • Member, The Vancouver Club

Southern Railway of British Columbia Limited v. Vancouver Fraser Port Authority, 2023 FC 1105

Gong v. O’Neill, 2023 BCCA 27

Gong v. O’Neill, 2022 BCSC 2119

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority v Mountain Premier Contracting & Demolition Ltd., 2021 BCSC 207

Vancouver Fraser Port Authority v Brett, 2020 BCSC 876

Kriegman v. Wilson, 2020 BCCA 66

Glacier Resorts Ltd. v British Columbia (Minister of Environment), 2018 BCSC 1389

Peninsula Logging Ltd. v. Muirhead, 2016 BCSC 1921

Burton v. Tugboat Annie’s Pub and others, 2016 BCHRT 78

A.J.B. Investments Ltd. v. Elphinstone Logging Focus, 2016 BCSC 734

A commercial arbitration enforcing the exercise of a “shotgun” buy‑sell which included, as terms of the offer, the settlement of outstanding shareholder loans and accounts receivables owing to the offeror and related entities.

Pan-Afric Holdings Ltd. v. Athabasca Holdings Ltd., 2015 BCSC 1000

Stasis Farms Ltd. v. Oranya Farms II Holdings Inc., 2014 BCSC 302

Hare v. Lit,  2013 BCSC 818

Lit v. Hare,  2012 BCSC 1918