Ms. Barbara Cornish

Ms. Barbara Cornish, LL.B


Law office of Cornish Margolis Boyd LLP

Vancouver BC CA

ADR Certified Designation : C. Arb and C. Med

Practice Areas : Commercial Law, Commercial Law - Development, Company Law, Construction Law, Consumer Law, Contract Law, Corporate Law, Education Law, Employment Law, Expropriation Law, General Civil Law, Government Law, Health Law, Hospitality Industry, Human Rights, Insurance Law, Life Science Law, Multi-Party Disputes, Municipal Law, Negligence Law, Non-Profit Law, Person Injury Law - Motor Vehicle, Product Liability Law, Professional Disputes - Organizational, Professional Negligence Law, Real Estate Law, Residential Property Assessment Law, Sale of Goods Law, School Law, Small Business Law, Sports Law, Staff Law, Team Facilitation, University Disputes, Vendor Law, Workers Compensation Law, Workplace Law

Professional Experience

Ms. Cornish is a partner at Singleton Urquhart, specializing in commercial, property and workplace disputes.

In addition to a litigation practice, Ms. Cornish is actively involved in both mediation and arbitration on behalf of her own clients and as a mediator/arbitrator retained by others.

Ms. Cornish has a broad range of experience in most types of commercial disputes including:

  • Insurers and claimants in bodily injury, errors and omissions and property claims.
  • Insurers, property owners, lessees, design professionals and others involved in construction, property and commercial leasing disputes;
  • Employers, contractors, and employees involved in employment, WCB, OHS, privacy and discrimination disputes;

In addition to the above, Ms. Cornish is also the supervising lawyer of the BC Human Rights Clinic, an adjunct professor at UBC, and a Justice of the Peace Adjudicator for the Provincial Court of BC.

Dispute Resolution Experience and Training

Practicing Arbitrator/Mediator since 2002, mediates between 200-250 cases per year and arbitrates 10-15 cases per year.


  • Chartered Mediator, Alternate Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada.
  • Registrant, BC Mediator Roster Society.
  • Certified Mediator, International Mediation Institute.


  • Chartered Arbitrator, Alternate Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada.
  • Member, British Columbia Arbitration and Mediation Institute.
  • Arbitrator/Mediator, Sports Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada.
  • Appointee, Panel of Arbitrators, American Dispute Resolution Center
Academic Qualifications

BC Court of Appeal – Law Clerk to the Honourable Carrothers & Hinkson J.J.A.: 1988-1989
University of Victoria,LL.B., 1988
University of Alberta, B.A.(Psychology/Linguistics), 1985
University of Leeds, Speech Pathology Licentiateship, 1978