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One of the leading regional law firms in western Canada, Vancouver’s Harper Grey has been a part of the local legal landscape for more than a century. We are proud of our 115-year history and the role that we have played and continue to play in the shaping of our province’s laws.

Our core strength in business law, corporate/commercial litigation, insurance law, administrative law, medical defence and health law has served as the foundation from which we have built many niche practices, enabling us to offer our clients a wide range of legal services.  Harper Grey’s size and diversity of practice allows us to represent a broad spectrum of clients including private individuals, large institutional organizations, emerging businesses and mature companies spanning a range of industries.

We have a long tradition of excellence and an exceptional reputation for delivering high quality legal work and counsel.  Many of our lawyers are recognized among the top practitioners in their areas of expertise by a number of ranking agencies, including Chambers® Canada and Lexpert®.

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19 Harper Grey lawyers recognized for litigation expertise by Benchmark® Canada 2017 - April 19, 2018

For the sixth consecutive year, Harper Grey receives highest ranking as a "Highly Recommended" local litigation law firm in BC from Benchmark Canada® 2018 - April 19, 2018

Harper Grey recognized as a "Leading Firm" in five practice areas by 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory® - May 8, 2017

Best Lawyers® in Canada 2018 recognizes 24 Harper Grey lawyers across 15 specialty areas of practice earning a total of 37 rankings - April 13, 2018

Harper Grey recognized as a "top-listed" firm in Vancouver and in British Columbia by Best Lawyers® in Canada 2017 in the areas of Health Care Law, Legal Malpractice Law and Medical Negligence - August 10, 2016

Harper Grey recognized as a “Leading Firm” in five practice areas by 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory - April 21, 2019

2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory recognizes 16 Harper Grey lawyers as “Leading Practitioners” - April 21, 2019

"Harper has niches, and in those niches they are the best of the best. They dominate the medical practice, insurance, and product liability, and even have some more specialties like bankruptcy, aviation, defamation, securities, even environmental."

Benchmark Canada® 2018

"They are careful in their opinions and remain objective. They understand our tolerance for risk and our objectives as an insurer, from good faith handling to reputation."

Benchmark Canada® 2018

"Excellent response time, good talent from junior and intermediate to senior levels, and reasonable service costs."

Benchmark Canada® 2018


In 1907, the Honourable Joseph A. Martin, K.C., popularly known as “Fighting Joe”, formed a new partnership with Charles W. Craig and Harry A. Bourne carrying on business under the name Martin, Craig & Bourne.

After one hundred years and more than 20 rounds of mergers and expansions leading to as many updates to the firm name, we became the present day Harper Grey LLP. Maintaining our tradition of representing BC based clients and shaping BC laws and continually diversifying the types of law we practice to meet the needs of an ever-expanding geographical client base has been instrumental in our becoming the western-regional force we are today.

While the firm has had many opportunities to join national firms we remain regional, entirely convinced that our founders and those who followed have steered the right course by setting our roots deeper and deeper in the West, and always focusing on what we do best.

Local Depth | Global Reach

Harper Grey serves clients worldwide through our membership in TAGLaw, a worldwide alliance of independent law firms that today ranks among the five largest legal alliances in the world.

Our membership in TAGLaw provides our clients with access to a world-wide team of over 10,000 lawyers with local and knowledgeable expertise within more than 160 independent member firms across over 90 countries ready to meet their legal needs.

If you require legal expertise in another province or country, our TAGLaw partner, John Sullivan, would be happy to help you locate the skilled and trusted legal counsel you need.  You can reach him at 604.895.2859 or

Learn more about TAGLaw.


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