Matthew S. Both

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Matthew is a civil litigator and condominium/strata lawyer. He is experienced in a broad range of matters, including business disagreements; real estate, strata, and construction disputes; insurance claims; bankruptcy and insolvency matters; estate claims; employment and labour issues; and matters of professional regulation and discipline.

Assistant Contact

Lisa Lai · 778 783 3941 · llai@accesslaw.ca

Education & Bar Call
  • Call to Bar: Alberta, 2012
  • Call to Bar: British Columbia, 2011
  • Juris Doctor, University of British Columbia, 2010
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of British Columbia, 2004
Experience

Matthew has appeared before the superior and provincial courts of both British Columbia and Alberta, and has represented clients before various administrative tribunals, including the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal, British Columbia Civil Resolution Tribunal, British Columbia Residential Tenancy Branch, College of Alberta Psychologists, and Alberta Insurance Council. In addition, he has provided counsel at arbitrations, mediations, and settlement conferences.

In his strata property practice, Matthew regularly advises strata councils and owners with respect to all manner of operating strata corporations in accordance with the ever-evolving legal landscape.

Should his strata property clients find themselves involved in disputes, Matthew provides experienced legal counsel, whether before the courts, Civil Resolution Tribunal, or any other venue.

Background

Matthew received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology in 2004 and his Juris Doctor in 2010, both from the University of British Columbia. During law school, he earned several legal scholarships and awards, and volunteered with the U.B.C. Law Students Legal Advice Program, the U.B.C. Law Review, and Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver.

Before embarking upon his practice in law, Matthew worked in several key industries, gaining expertise on the inner workings of port authorities, universities, municipal governments, and sports organizations. In addition, he taught a course in strategy designed to prepare students for the Law School Admission Test, and owned and operated a painting franchise.

Matthew joined Access Law Group after developing his skill set at large national and international law firms in Vancouver and Calgary.

Academic Awards
  • Law Foundation of BC Award, 2007, 2008, & 2009
    In recognition of Academic Achievement
  • Borden Ladner Gervais Professional Excellence Award, 2008
    In recognition of academic, professional, and service excellence
  • David Roberts Prize in Legal Writing, 2008
    In recognition of outstanding achievements in legal writing
  • John E. Sullivan Memorial Prize, 2008
    In recognition of high standing in Constitutional Law
  • Panvini Scholarship in Law, 2008
    In recognition of high scholastic standing
  • Golden Key International Honours Society inductee, 2004
    In recognition of high scholastic standing
Publications

Proximity in Tort Law: To Characterize the Relationship as Recognized or Novel? That is the Question
Carswell’s 2014 Annual Review of Civil Litigation

Respectful Workplaces: In 5 Easy Steps (… Almost)
2014 Petroleum Services Association of Canada Spring Conference – occupational health and safety module

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.

Our Services

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