Jamieson D. Virgin 

Jamieson D. Virgin

Vancouver
Royal Centre, Suite 1500
1055 West Georgia Street, PO Box 11117
Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 4N7

t: 604.691.7455
e: jamieson.virgin@mcmillan.ca

overview

Jamieson's legal practice is focused primarily on construction and real estate matters. He has significant experience assisting clients with product liability, competition law, class actions, insurance law, and commercial litigation. Jamieson is a partner with McMillan's Advocacy and Litigation Group.

Jamieson acts on all manner of construction disputes including CPM schedule and delay claims, complex negligence claims, lien claims, holdback and breach of trust issues. He regularly works on significant multi-party construction disputes in the P3 and EPC contracting space.

Jamieson represents a range of clients on commercial real estate matters including developers, property owners, and commercial landlords and tenants. He is focused on providing upfront and in depth risk management advice.

Jamieson has assisted clients with a variety of competition law issues including matters involving the Competition Bureau.  His class action practice is focused on two main areas: competition, and product liability. He works on a cross-Canada team of experienced counsel advising a range of international businesses including pharmaceutical companies, automotive manufacturers, and financial services companies.  

Jamieson regularly assists large-scale manufacturers with crafting practical business-focused solutions to a host of product liability issues.  He has broad commercial litigation experience which includes experience with contract disputes, shareholder and partnership disputes, oppression claims, debt claims, allegations of fraud, and associated matters.

Jamieson has represented clients before all levels of court in British Columbia, the courts of Alberta, and before numerous arbitration tribunals and regulatory boards.

Publications

Deferred Prosecution Agreements: A French Approach to Considering the Public Interest
Deferred Prosecution Agreements and the "National Economic Interest"
Cooperating Witnesses not Confidential Informers - Competition Bureau Updates Immunity and Leniency Programs under the Competition Act
Deferred Prosecution Agreements - A New Canadian Regime
Are You Ready for CASL's Private Right of Action?
Better late than never: Court finds that landlord still entitled to payment of additional rent after forgetting to invoice tenant for 3 years
No Margin for Error in Tendering Process? Recent BC Court of Appeal Decision Warns Bidders to Play by the Rules
Owners and Developers Take Note: Changes to BC's Strata Property Act Coming Soon
The (Non) Smoking Gun: What You Need to Enforce Strata Bylaws in Court
BC Supreme Court Reminds Owners and Developers that Consumer Protection Plays an Important Role in the Strata Property Act
June 1, 2015 Marks an Important Date for British Columbia's "New" Limitation Act
The "Discovery" of Demand Obligations under B.C.'s New Limitation Act
BC Court Considers Striking Out Claims and Defences of Cooperating Parties Who Delayed in Disclosing Existence of Cooperation Agreement
BC Court Takes Laissez-faire Approach to Counsel's Involvement with Expert Reports Compared to Ontario
Waivers of Liability Not Always a Complete Defence when Public Policy Prevails – BCCA Overturns Summary Trial Decision in Niedermeyer v. Charlton
When Will British Columbia's Former Limitation Act Still Apply to Civil Claims in the Province?
BC's Court of Appeal Decertifies "Children's Cough and Cold" Class Action and Confirms that the Business Practices and Consumer Protection Act is an "Exhaustive Code" for the Regulation of Consumer Transactions in British Columbia
Lenders are not Law Enforcement Officers – the British Columbia Supreme Court determines the scope of reasonable care under section 20(4)(b) of CDSA
‘Tis The Season For (Conditional) Giving? British Columbia Court Rules On Conditional Donation Agreements
Bound by your words (and your lawyer's) – Hartslief v Terra Nova Royalty, 2013 BCCA 417
Counting down the days to British Columbia's new Limitation Act – June 1, 2013
The importance of substance and form in the enforceability of waivers of liability

News

McMillan Named Competition Law Firm of the Year by Chambers Canada
The "Discovery" of Demand Obligations under B.C's New Limitation Act
New associates join McMillan's Vancouver office

Education

  • University of Alberta, LLB - 2010
  • University of Western Ontario, BMOS - 2006

Year Of Call

  • Called to the British Columbia bar - 2011

Practices

business litigation
construction litigation
commercial real estate
leasing
class actions
product liability
white collar defence and government investigations
appellate advocacy
competition and antitrust
arbitration
construction

Industries

construction
banking, finance and insurance
transportation
commercial real estate
manufacturing, distribution and retail

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • (Past) Executive Member of the Vancouver Bar Association
  • Vancouver Bar Association

Awards & Rankings

  • Master L D Hyndman Memorial Prize in Professional Responsibility (2009)

Jamieson's legal practice is focused primarily on construction and real estate matters. He has significant experience assisting clients with product liability, competition law, class actions, insurance law, and commercial litigation. Jamieson is a partner with McMillan's Advocacy and Litigation Group.

Jamieson acts on all manner of construction disputes including CPM schedule and delay claims, complex negligence claims, lien claims, holdback and breach of trust issues. He regularly works on significant multi-party construction disputes in the P3 and EPC contracting space.

Jamieson represents a range of clients on commercial real estate matters including developers, property owners, and commercial landlords and tenants. He is focused on providing upfront and in depth risk management advice.

Jamieson has assisted clients with a variety of competition law issues including matters involving the Competition Bureau.  His class action practice is focused on two main areas: competition, and product liability. He works on a cross-Canada team of experienced counsel advising a range of international businesses including pharmaceutical companies, automotive manufacturers, and financial services companies.  

Jamieson regularly assists large-scale manufacturers with crafting practical business-focused solutions to a host of product liability issues.  He has broad commercial litigation experience which includes experience with contract disputes, shareholder and partnership disputes, oppression claims, debt claims, allegations of fraud, and associated matters.

Jamieson has represented clients before all levels of court in British Columbia, the courts of Alberta, and before numerous arbitration tribunals and regulatory boards.

January 2017
Are You Ready for CASL's Private Right of Action?

Privacy and Class Action Bulletin

May 2015
The "Discovery" of Demand Obligations under B.C.'s New Limitation Act
Estates Trusts & Pensions Journal, Vol. 34, No. 3