Michael F Robson
Mike solves problems. He is aggressive and diligent but practical. Mike works with his clients to develop a strategy to meet their unique needs.
Mike has a wealth of litigation experience including appearances at the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Court, and all levels of court in British Columbia. He has also represented clients in arbitrations and mediations. Let him help you.
Mike’s clients have included public and private companies, individuals, and statutorily created bodies. He has acted in a wide range of matters including for example commercial/construction disputes, expropriation of real estate (against TransLink and others), professional negligence claims, debtor/creditor matters, shareholder disputes, insurance matters (including product liability), and lessor/lessee disputes (real estate and vehicles – including Personal Property Security Act and Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act matters), among others.
Mike also volunteers hundreds of hours each year in the community with the North Vancouver Football Club.
Originally from Mission, BC in the Fraser Valley, Mike began working when he was just 14 years old picking raspberries. He has been a member of several championship teams in soccer, baseball, volleyball, broom ball, and even in a national tug-of-war competition while in law school. Mike loves strategy games and is an avid “Monopoly” player.
Hard work; honour; perseverance; success: Mike.
- Called to the British Columbia Bar, 2002
- Bachelor of Laws, University of British Columbia, 2001
- Bachelor of Arts, University of British Columbia, 1996
- Member, Law Society of British Columbia
- Natural Trade Ltd. v. MYL Trading Ltd. 2019 BCSC 1368 – Re: obtaining disclosure of documents, including electronic documents and metadata, an order for a forensic examination of electronic devices, documents and data of the defendants, and a protective order related to disclosure by the plaintiffs to the defendants of the plaintiffs’ confidential information
- Natural Trade Ltd. v. MYL Trading Ltd. 2018 BCSC 1176 – Re: obtaining injunction restricting use of employer’s confidential information by former employees, requiring those former employees to return all property of their former employers, and to preserve and return any and all confidential information of their former employer
- Halifax (Regional Municipality) v. Canada (Public Works and Government Services) 2012 SCC 29 – Re: payments in lieu of taxes; valuation of property
- Camp Development Corporation v. Greater Vancouver Transportation Authority/South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority
- Series of decisions regarding expropriation of property by defendant, a.k.a. TransLink including, for example, 2010 BCCA 284 which confirmed a plaintiff can allege and seek damages for bad faith or of excessive expropriation against an expropriating authority
- Bennett v. Rudek 2008 BCSC 1278 – Re: defending derivative leave application; shareholder dispute
- North Vancouver Football Club