Louis J. Zivot*, FCIArb 

Louis J. Zivot*, FCIArb

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

t: 604.691.7443
e: louis.zivot@mcmillan.ca

overview

Louis J. Zivot has been a partner in the firm's Vancouver office since 1990. Louis' practice focuses on civil litigation and administrative law including insurance defence litigation, products liability, accidental death, life and disability claims, mining, transportation and other commercial disputes, employment and labour law.

Louis has argued cases at all levels of British Columbia Courts, the Federal Courts Trial Division and Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada in addition to cases before the British Columbia Labour Board, labour boards of arbitration, Human Rights Tribunal, Canadian Transportation Agency, private arbitration panels and other administrative bodies.

Louis has participated in numerous successful mediations of civil disputes and has trained as a mediator of civil disputes.

Representative Matters

  • Defence counsel in an asbestos liability case, Hunt v. T & N plc. et al, a leading authority in many areas of civil liability, procedure and constitutional law.
  • Acted for mining companies in many disputes over the locating of mineral claims, conflicts between mining companies and other land users and joint venture disputes.
  • Acted as counsel in numerous cases for the various insurers defending products liability, property, professional negligence and personal injury claims.
  • Counsel for public bodies and private parties in matters of judicial review from administrative bodies before the Courts of British Columbia and at the Federal Court of Appeal and have prepared submissions to many internal review boards including Workers Compensation matters and appeals from arbitration boards to the Labour Relations Board.
  • Counsel for the Auditor General of British Columbia in important case on solicitor/client privilege.
  • Advise parties on major insured losses;
  • Advise employers and employees in both union and non-union environment on day-to-day employment issues in the work place.
  • Counsel for parties involved in rail transportation disputes before the Canada Transportation Agency and the Federal Courts.
  • Counsel for Court Appointed Monitor of class action settlement.

Publications

Canadian Transportation Agency Closes Railway Capital Structure Consultation
Federally Regulated Employers: Policy and Other Requirements for the Prevention of Violence and Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
British Columbia Employers: Requirements for the Prevention of Bullying, Harassment and Violence in the Workplace
Final Report: Canada Transportation Act Review – Part II (Rail Freight Traffic)
Administrative Penalties and the Defence of Due Diligence for British Columbia Employers
Let the Experts Explain the Benefits
Dual Reporting and Investigation Requirements for British Columbia Employers
Dealing with Employees During the Sale of a Business
BC Considers Eliminating Mandatory Retirement in 2007
Specific and Unequivocal Notice of Termination
SCC Ruling on Childs v. Desormeaux and its Impact on Social Host Liability

Education

  • University of Victoria, LLB - 1983
  • University of Alberta, M.Sc. - 1979
  • University of Alberta, B.Sc. - 1975

Year Of Call

  • Called to the British Columbia bar - 1984

Practices

employment and labour relations
employment law
labour relations
litigation
administrative law
appellate advocacy
business litigation
product liability
arbitration

Industries

transportation
rail
life sciences
healthcare
mining

Directorships and Professional Associations

  • Vancouver Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association

Teaching Engagements

  • Guest Instructor PLTC Civil Litigation mock trial Speaker at conference on the administration, handling and resolution of disability claims

Community Involvement

  • Past Member of the Advisory Committees on Agriculture and the Environment to the City of Richmond
  • Past member of the executive of the Vancouver Bar Association
  • Volunteer pro-bono clinics for Access to Justice

Awards & Rankings

  • Received a "BV" Peer Review Ranking from Martindale-Hubbell

Media Mentions

  • Representation of Court Monitor in Indian Residential School matter
  • Representation of Auditor General in access to documents case
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Louis J. Zivot has been a partner in the firm's Vancouver office since 1990. Louis' practice focuses on civil litigation and administrative law including insurance defence litigation, products liability, accidental death, life and disability claims, mining, transportation and other commercial disputes, employment and labour law.

Louis has argued cases at all levels of British Columbia Courts, the Federal Courts Trial Division and Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada in addition to cases before the British Columbia Labour Board, labour boards of arbitration, Human Rights Tribunal, Canadian Transportation Agency, private arbitration panels and other administrative bodies.

Louis has participated in numerous successful mediations of civil disputes and has trained as a mediator of civil disputes.

  • Defence counsel in an asbestos liability case, Hunt v. T & N plc. et al, a leading authority in many areas of civil liability, procedure and constitutional law.
  • Acted for mining companies in many disputes over the locating of mineral claims, conflicts between mining companies and other land users and joint venture disputes.
  • Acted as counsel in numerous cases for the various insurers defending products liability, property, professional negligence and personal injury claims.
  • Counsel for public bodies and private parties in matters of judicial review from administrative bodies before the Courts of British Columbia and at the Federal Court of Appeal and have prepared submissions to many internal review boards including Workers Compensation matters and appeals from arbitration boards to the Labour Relations Board.
  • Counsel for the Auditor General of British Columbia in important case on solicitor/client privilege.
  • Advise parties on major insured losses;
  • Advise employers and employees in both union and non-union environment on day-to-day employment issues in the work place.
  • Counsel for parties involved in rail transportation disputes before the Canada Transportation Agency and the Federal Courts.
  • Counsel for Court Appointed Monitor of class action settlement.