Sim Harry

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Biography

Sim is an associate in the firm’s Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group. She has extensive experience in insurance and commercial litigation matters, and has counsel experience before the British Columbia Court of Appeal, the British Columbia Supreme Court, coroners’ inquests, disciplinary boards, various tribunals and administrative bodies.

Sim has a history of successfully defending clients at trial and in front of tribunals. Where applicable, she uses alternate dispute resolution solutions to effectively resolve claims. Sim is experienced in using negotiation, settlement conferences and mediation to achieve optimal results for clients.

Outside of the office Sim can be found rolling at Brazilian Jiu-jitsu, or hitting the pads in Muay Thai.  She is also an avid reader, and loves to travel.

Construction/Commercial Liability:

Sim has represented clients in all types of construction claims, with a particular emphasis on complex construction matters.  Many of these claims involve allegations of sub-standard design, inspection or construction of residential and commercial buildings.

She acts for manufacturers or suppliers of products alleged to be deficient in design or construction, leading to damage to property or personal injury. Sim’s background as an ER nurse is an asset in handling complex bodily injury and psychiatric claims.

Professional Liability:

Sim has acted for a variety of medical professionals including physicians, chiropractors and pharmacists in professional negligence claims. She has represented architects and engineers in the context of their professional liability insurance policies.

Personal Lines:

Sim has acted for clients in the context of personal property and liability insurance, and she routinely acts for clients in occupier liability, nuisance and trespass claims.

Subrogation:

She routinely handles subrogated recovery matters including fire, flood, construction and other property losses, as well as business interruption claims.

NOTABLE CASES

Sim has been counsel of record on a number of reported trial and interlocutory decisions including:

Sam v. Corona, 2012 BCSC 2064

  • an action for damages in personal injury arising from a motor vehicle collision in which the plaintiff turned left and struck the defendant’s vehicle during a green light. The matter was dismissed at trial with costs to the defendant;

Kooner v. Singh, 2011 BCSC 1384

  • an action for damages in personal injury arising out of a motor vehicle collision between the plaintiff cyclist and the defendant driver. The claim was dismissal at trial, as the plaintiff failed to prove negligence;

 Shen v. Klassen 2011 BCSC 234

  • acting as counsel for the defendant, successfully obtained an order at a chambers application to obtain transcripts from a Case Planning Conference;

MacPherson v. White, 2016 BCSC 1151

  • acting as counsel for a non-party insurer, successfully obtained a chambers order adding an insurer as a party to the tort claim;

WCAT-2015-02949

  • acting as counsel for the defendant, successfully argued that both the plaintiff and defendant were workers for the City of Vancouver, and in the course of their employment, at the time of the subject motor vehicle collision. Following the successful 257 application at WCAT, obtained an order dismissing the tort claim; and

WCAT-2014-02671

  • acting as counsel for the defendant, successfully argued that both the plaintiff and defendant were workers within the course of their employment at the time of the subject motor vehicle accident. Following the successful s. 257 application, obtained an order dismissing the tort claim.