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Jamieson Virgin’s litigation and dispute resolution practice focuses largely on construction and commercial real estate matters. Assisting clients with product liability, competition law, class actions, insurance law, and commercial litigation, he has also gained significant experience in white collar defence, and fraud and investigations.

Acting in all manner of construction disputes, Jamieson provides representation on critical path method (CPM) schedule and delay claims, complex negligence claims, lien claims, and holdback and breach of trust issues. He acts in high-profile, multi-party disputes in the public-private partnership (P3) and engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) spaces.

Jamieson provides in-depth risk management advice to a range of stakeholders in commercial real estate, including developers, property owners, and commercial landlords and tenants.

With a class action practice focused on competition law and product liability, Jamieson works with an experienced cross-Canada team of counsel, representing international businesses that include pharmaceutical companies, automotive manufacturers and financial services companies. He has assisted clients with a variety of matters involving the Competition Bureau.

Jamieson’s broad commercial litigation experience includes contract disputes, shareholder and partnership disputes, oppression claims, debt claims and allegations of fraud. He has appeared before all levels of court in British Columbia, the courts of Alberta, and numerous arbitration tribunals and regulatory boards.



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Media Mentions


Rankings & Recognitions

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

Directorships & Affiliations

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

Education & Admissions

2011
Called to the British Columbia bar
2010
LLBUniversity of Alberta
2006
BMOS University of Western Ontario

Publications

  • “The “Discovery” of Demand Obligations under B.C.’s New Limitation Act,” Estates Trusts & Pensions Journal, Vol. 34, No. 3 (May 2015)

Insights by Jamieson D. Virgin (26 Posts)

Deferred Prosecution Agreements: The Continued Use of DPAs in the Antitrust Sphere in the United States

Jan 19, 2021

In this bulletin, we discuss the deferred prosecution agreement recently entered into by Argos USA LLC with the United States Department of Justice.

Can You Register A Builders Lien For Pre-Construction Services on a Cancelled Project? – Case Comment: Shelly Morris Business Services Ltd v Syncor Solutions Limited

Jan 6, 2021

Can You Register A Builders Lien For Pre-Construction Services on a Cancelled Project? – Case Comment: Shelly Morris Business Services Ltd v Syncor Solutions Limited

No Longer the Wild West: Alberta’s New Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act and What You Need to Know

Nov 9, 2020

No Longer the Wild West: Alberta's New Prompt Payment and Construction Lien Act and What You Need to Know

British Columbia Modernizes Its Arbitration Act

Sep 29, 2020

The New Arbitration Act came into force on September 1, 2020 and this article explains its significant changes to the former Act, closing gaps and deficiencies.

Managing Construction Risk in 2020 and Beyond – The Pursuit of Success and the Art of Avoiding the Train Wreck

Jul 21, 2020

Understanding how these relationships develop through contractual language, the construction process itself, and the resolution of disputes positions parties to allocate risk effectively, build strong relationships, and complete projects successfully.

Cooperating Witnesses not Confidential Informers – Competition Bureau Updates Immunity and Leniency Programs under the Competition Act

Jul 20, 2020

The Immunity and Leniency Programs under the Competition Act[1] are powerful tools employed by the Competition Bureau and the Public Prosecution Service of Canada (“PPSC”) in the detection and prevention of criminal anti-competitive behaviour.

Deferred Prosecution Agreements: A Lack of Trust in Antitrust DPAs?

Jun 11, 2020

This bulletin describes the benefits and growing acceptance of deferred prosecution agreements in relation to American antitrust offences.

How to Prepare for the Post-COVID-19 World of Construction

Apr 20, 2020

What construction industry stakeholders can expect in construction post COVID -19.

Canadian White-collar Crime Perspectives: Government Investigations and COVID-19

Apr 16, 2020

This piece explores the likely impact of COVID-19 on white-collar crime issues in Canada and how regulators are reacting to the pandemic.

Project Management Amid COVID-19 – The Triage

Apr 8, 2020

Best practices for construction project management during the COVID-19 pandemic, and other force majeure circumstances.

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Construction Industry: A Reference Guide to the Changed Landscape

Apr 3, 2020

Contractual clauses, Permits & Inspections, Health & Safety, Labour, Litigation, Arbitration & Court Procedures,
Limitation Periods, Liens & Holdbacks

Holdbacks in the time of COVID-19: Potential Impacts of Emergency Measures on BC

Apr 2, 2020

The bulletin discusses British Columbia's temporary suspension of limitation periods and civil deadlines, and how this suspension could impact BC construction.

The Impact of COVID-19 on the Construction Industry: McMillan Answers Your Questions

Mar 31, 2020

This webinar will unpack and address the impacts of COVID-19 on the construction industry and how these impacts can be best managed.

Deferred Prosecution Agreements Take Off Abroad: Airbus Penalties Exceed $5 Billion

Mar 4, 2020

Canadian organizations and prosecutors continue to wait to see how Canada’s deferred prosecution regime will play out (see our July 2018 bulletin for an overview of the legislation).

Deferred Prosecution Agreements: Canada Provides Some Clarity, But Many Questions Remain

Feb 6, 2020

This bulletin describes recently issued Guideline 3.21 on remediation agreements and compares Canadian deferred prosecution guidance with other jurisdictions.

Consultation Paper: Reform of the Builders Lien Act – Deadline for Comments from Industry Stakeholders is Fast Approaching

Dec 13, 2019

The bulletin describes the British Columbia Law Institute's recently published consultation paper on reform of the Builders Lien Act.

Deferred Prosecution Agreements and the “National Economic Interest”

Jun 26, 2019

Deferred prosecution agreements (“DPA”) have been a hot topic lately, owing largely to the attention that the agreements have received in relation to the SNC-Lavalin prosecution.

Deferred Prosecution Agreements: A French Approach to Considering the Public Interest

Sep 23, 2018

Deferred Prosecution Agreements (“DPAs”) became household conversation in 2018 when Canada’s Director of Public Prosecutions (the “DPP”) declined to pursue a DPA in the SNC-Lavalin prosecution.

Deferred Prosecution Agreements – A New Canadian Regime

Jul 4, 2018

With the growing sophistication and globalization of corporations, countries are increasingly looking for new methods to combat and prosecute corporate crime.

Are You Ready for CASL’s Private Right of Action?

Jan 30, 2017

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

Dec 19, 2016

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

Jul 20, 2016

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

Apr 5, 2016

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

Mar 1, 2016

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

Jan 27, 2016

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

Jun 3, 2015

This new act brought a number of changes to the default limitation regime in the BC, including shorter limitation periods and new discoverability requirements.