James Hankinson

My employment law practice consists of advocating for clients in a broad range of employment matters, including wrongful dismissals, just cause terminations, and human rights claims. As part of my practice, I also advise clients before they start a job, often to review the terms of their employment contract, and during their employment, to provide advice on an active workplace issue or to determine whether they have been constructively dismissed from their employment.

I also practise in the area of insurance denials, specifically on long-term disability claims. I represent clients in cases against all of the major insurance providers in Canada.

I have argued cases in the BC Supreme Court and BC Provincial Court, and while I enjoy advocating on behalf of my clients at trial, I understand that sometimes the best resolution is a negotiated one.

I was born and raised in Vancouver. I completed my bachelor’s degree at Simon Fraser University before completing my law degree at the University of Calgary. Prior to joining HHBG, I worked at Canada’s largest labour and employment firm. Outside of work you can find me spending time with my wife and son, out in the mountains either trail running, biking, or skiing or talking sports, music, and movies with friends over a beer.


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