Ian practices civil litigation, having particular experience with property, environmental, and constitutional and regulatory disputes. He has litigated issues related to licencing, aboriginal title and rights, environmental contamination, property boundaries and usage, water rights, and professional liability and regulation.
Ian regularly prosecutes and defends civil proceedings, conducts administrative hearings and judicial review proceedings, and defends individuals and corporations charged with criminal and regulatory offences. He has appeared in all levels of court in British Columbia throughout the province, and in the Federal Court of Canada, the Federal Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada, and has also represented clients as counsel within a variety of tribunal proceedings, including arbitrations, the B.C. Utilities Commission, and the Farm Industry Review Board.
Away from the office, Ian is happily married and spends as much time as he can with his wife and their two young sons. He is also an avid amateur chef.
Co-Author: Gregory S. Pun, Margaret I. Hall & Ian M. Knapp, The Law of Nuisance in Canada, 2nd ed, (Toronto: Lexis Nexis, 2015)
Co-Author: Art Vertlieb, Q.C. and Ian Knapp, “Experts: Judges Need to Bring Real Change” (2015) 73:5 The Advocate, 665
Author: Take Five, May 2019 Issue, P. 22: Kirk v. Executive Flight Centre Fuel Services Ltd., 2019 BCCA 111 Counsel Comments”