Mr. Vincent R. Orchard

Professional Experience

Vincent Orchard was a litigation partner at Borden Ladner Gervais Vancouver office. He was admitted to the British Columbia Bar in 1976. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Manitoba. Vincent started his career at the Federal Department of Justice in Vancouver before joining Ladner Downs. He is a former Supreme Court of Canada law clerk.

Vincent was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 2004.

  • Senior Counsel managing major litigations files for international and national corporations and public bodies
  • Has appeared as counsel at all levels of courts and tribunals in British Columbia as well as the Supreme Court of Canada and Federal Court, Trial Division and Federal Court of Appeal
  • Practice focused in the area of civil litigation, arbitration and mediation of civil disputes including personal injury, insurance, product liability, class actions, professional negligence, media law including defamation and aspects of Aboriginal law and commercial disputes
  • Acted for a broad range of insurers, corporations and individuals. Involved in insurance coverage disputes, casualty claims, contract disputes, property claims, life and disability, product liability and class actions
Dispute Resolution Experience and Training

Mr. Orchard is certified as a Chartered Arbitrator. Mr. Orchard is a civil mediator on the Mediate B.C. Civil Roster. Mr. Orchard has participated in hundreds of mediations covering a broad range of civil disputes. Mr. Orchard is also Chair of the panel of Arbitrators and Referees for the Hepatitis C Class Action litigation in British Columbia resulting in many published decisions. Mr. Orchard has forty years of experience in resolving disputes.

Professional and Other Activities

  • Appeared regularly as a speaker at CLE seminars
  • Author of published papers and articles
  • BC Arbitration and Mediation Institute
  • Past Chair of Insurance Law subsection of Canadian Bar Association/ British Columbia Branch
  • Past Chair of Insurance Law subsection of Canadian Bar Association/ Insurance Corporation of British Columbia Liaison Committee
  • Member ADR Institute of Canada
  • ADR WEB arbitrator/mediator
Academic Qualifications

Dartmouth College, BA
University of Manitoba, LLB

Alfred H. Field

Professional Experience

Alfred Field is a retired lawyer.

Mr. Field’s work focused on business law matters including succession planning. Represented shareholder shot gun purchase. Attended society meetings to act as chair or legal advisor.

Dispute Resolution Experience and Training

  • Certification –Advanced Civil Mediation from Continual Legal Education, 1997
  • Member, British Columbia Mediator Roster Society, 1999
  • Certification, Arbitrator, British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute, 1997
  • Chartered Arbitrator, BC Arbitration & Mediation Institute of Canada, 2000, confirmed by its successor ADR Institute of Canada, 2001
  • Former Member Board of Variance for City of Burnaby

Mr. Field arbitrated matters including breach of contract and faulty repairs, contractual disagreements, service disagreements, and installation disagreements, Partnership dissolution, statutory challenges of application of taxing statute including written decision, sale of goods, loss of property, salary disputes, and debt collection.

Professional and Other Activities

  • Panelist for British Columbia International Arbitration Centre
  • Member of British Columbia Arbitration & Mediation Institute
  • Member of ADR Institute of Canada
  • Teacher of Law Office Management to the Articling Student Professional Legal Training Program
  • Assisted Special Fund Claimant Law Society of British Columbia
  • Past President of Burnaby Minor Hockey Association
  • Past Vice-President Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal
  • Past Secretary for Law Practice Management Subsection of the Canada bar Association
  • Past teacher of Real Estate Course with the Law Society Tutorial Program
  • Past Secretary for Investment Club affiliated with the Canadian Shareholder Association
  • Previous member of Kiwanis Club of Vancouver activities included Secretary and various committee work including modifying bylaws of the Vancouver Kiwanis Welfare Foundation
  • Past Director of St. Matthews Day Care Society, activities included modifying bylaws of this Society
Academic Qualifications

University of British Columbia, B. Comm., 1972
University of British Columbia, B.L., 1973