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Christopher Dafoe

Associate

T 604-484-2363 | E cdafoe@tvsbarristers.com
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Chris Dafoe joined TVS after practicing for several years at a large Vancouver law firm. Prior to being called to the bar, he clerked for six judges of the B.C. Supreme Court.

Before attending law school, Chris worked in journalism, where he spent more than a decade as a correspondent and columnist for The Globe and Mail, Canada’s national newspaper. He has continued to write, publishing frequently on defamation law and class actions.

While at law school Chris served as the research member of a committee established by the Uniform Law Conference of Canada to report on the national class action and help draft the committee’s initial report. He also wrote an award-winning paper suggesting a possible solution the problems raised by competing multi-jurisdictional class actions. He continues to explore these issues as the researcher for the Canadian Bar Association’s National Task Force on Class Actions.

Chris has appeared before all levels of court in British Columbia and before the Federal Court of Canada. His primary interest is in commercial litigation and defamation and media law, but he has experience in a variety of areas, including aboriginal law and maritime law.

Christopher Dafoe

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Defamation
  • Media law
  • Aboriginal law
  • Maritime law

Legal Recognition

  • Called to the Bar in British Columbia 2007

Education

  • University of British Columbia Law School 2005
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of British Columbia 1985
  • Bachelor of Journalism (honours) 1987

Memberships

  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Ad Idem – Canadian Media Lawyers Association

Publications