About Us

Bernard LLP is a Vancouver-based law firm founded in 2002.  Our lawyers have a unique practice mix with a focus on specific industries including shipping, health care, and insurance.  We provide a broad range of legal services such as emergency response, regulatory compliance, claims handling, litigation, and corporate and commercial support for our clients’ business needs.  Our areas of practice include the following:

In addition to the practice of law, our lawyers are active community members supporting a wide range of organizations both legal and otherwise. Our lawyers are active on the board or executive of various organizations including the Canadian Maritime Law Association, the Chamber of Shipping of British Columbia, the International Sailors’ Society Canada, the Maritime Museum of British Columbia, the Plimsoll Club, the Vancouver Maritime Arbitrators Association, the Vancouver Maritime Museum, the West Vancouver Yacht Club and the Women’s International Shipping and Trading Association.