Wilson Butcher is a leading small litigation boutique, with a team of dedicated lawyers who specialize in criminal, administrative and civil litigation. The firm is led by senior trial lawyers Peter Wilson Q.C. and David Butcher, Q.C., who are amongst the most respected and experienced barristers in Vancouver. Our associates provide real depth to our litigation and dispute resolution expertise.
We represent individual and institutional clients in serious and complex cases at all levels of court in British Columbia and at the Supreme Court of Canada. We have successfully defended many clients suspected of, or charged with, serious Criminal Code offences including murder and other violent offences, sexual assault, as well as drug offences and extradition matters. Our lawyers are appointed as Special Prosecutors in cases where the Ministry of Justice has determined that the public interest requires independent Crown Counsel.
The firm also represents clients in a wide range of administrative proceedings, including professional discipline matters, such as those under the Police Act and Legal Profession Act, and Inquests. We conduct judicial reviews and appeals of decisions made by those tribunals. We have also been appointed as counsel at a number of public inquiries, and have experience representing First Nations and their leaders in disputes. We regularly represent police agencies in the criminal courts and defend civil actions brought against the police.
Wilson Butcher offers a team approach in providing practical and cost-effective advice to clients to resolve serious and sensitive matters through strategic negotiation, mediation, and trial. We have earned the trust of a wide range of clients, counsel, and the courts, and are known for our diligence, ability, discretion and skillful advocacy.