Jamie Bleay

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Jamie is a founding member of Access Law Group and the head of the strata property law group.

Contact

Cindy Law – Paralegal
604 628 6723 · claw@accesslaw.ca

Lisa Lai – Legal Assistant
778 783 3941 · llai@accesslaw.ca

Cathy Ngo – Legal Assistant
604 689 8000 · cngo@accesslaw.ca

Education & Accreditations
  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia (1987)
  • University of British Columbia, LLB (1986)
  • University of Victoria, B.A. (1982)
Professional & Other Associations
  • Regular guest speaker for various strata organizations
  • Contributing author for various strata publications, books and newsletters
  • Past President and former Chairperson of the Canadian Condominium Institute and Vancouver Chapter of the Canadian Condominium Institute
  • Member of CCI Vancouver
  • Member of CHOA
  • Member of PAMA
  • Member of SPA BC
  • CRT adjudicator
Practice Focus

Jamie’s focus is on providing prompt, efficient and effective service to his clients and being able to provide reliable and sound legal advice.

For over 30 years, he has represented clients at all levels of court in British Columbia, as well as at the Human Rights Tribunal, the Civil Resolution Tribunal and disputes involving the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner for British Columbia.

Strata Law

Jamie practices extensively in the area of strata law and strata governance and regularly advises strata corporations and their strata councils, strata owners and strata managers in dealing with a wide range of strata-related services including:

  • Warranty claims
  • Strata governance
  • Building remediation and major repair projects,
  • Collection of strata fees, special levies, chargebacks and insurance deductibles
  • Strata loans
  • Bylaw drafting and bylaw enforcement
  • Rental issues
  • Human rights matters
  • Privacy matters

SELECTED EXPERIENCE

  • Successfully acted for a strata corporation and its management company to defend a negligence claim involving the disclosure of information in connection with a defective building envelope.
  • Successfully acted for a strata corporation in an arbitration to have an owner remove windows which were installed without the permission of the strata corporation.
  • Successfully acted for an owner in Court to compel a strata corporation to comply with its repair and maintenance obligations.
  • Successfully acted for a strata corporation in the British Columbia Court of Appeal regarding a dispute between an owner and the strata corporation with respect to the right to common property parking spaces.
  • Acted as arbitrator on disputes between strata lot owners and strata corporations involving bylaw enforcement and common property use.
  • Acted as legal counsel for several Court appointed Administrators under the Condominium Act and the Strata Property Act.
  • Acted for strata corporations in reviewing and drafting bylaws and rules pursuant to the provisions of the Strata Property Act.
  • Acting as mediator to successfully resolve a dispute between commercial and residential strata lot owners regarding separate section bylaws.
  • Successfully enforced a pet prohibition bylaw in the Supreme Court of British Columbia.
  • Successfully enforced a rental limit bylaw in the Supreme Court of British Columbia.
  • Successfully enforced an arbitration award in the Supreme Court of British Columbia.
  • Successfully utilized the Judicial Review Procedure Act to set aside an arbitration award against a strata corporation.

what our clients are saying

My Real Estate Investment Firm has engaged Jamie for several years to conduct litigation on our behalf in several “Breach of Contract” cases. We have always found Jamie to be pleasant, accommodating and diligent in follow-through on correspondence and commitments. We have also observed that he has pursued the opposition with diligence and persistence. His fees have been billed at his quoted rate. We have also found him easy to do business with, for he returns telephone calls promptly, when he is unable to answer them directly.

Don W. Low

Secretary, D. J. Estates Ltd.

I’ve had the opportunity to work with a number of different lawyers over the 10+ years in property management, but I consider myself to be very fortunate to have found one who is a pleasure to work with on any issue, small or large.

Jamie’s never too far away especially when in need. His expertise is strata law is unquestionable and can always be counted on for sound, professional advice. I recommend Jamie to all of my clients and colleagues without hesitation when the need arises.

Brent Macdonald

Stratawest Management Ltd.

Our Services

Strata Law
Civil Litigation
Injury Law
Municipal
Employment
Human Rights
Wills & Estates
Disability Trusts