Scott Boucher

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Scott Boucher

Scott Boucher



Scott Boucher is a partner in our litigation group, practising general commercial litigation with an emphasis on insolvency and restructuring and estates litigation. He assists clients and other lawyers on a wide variety of matters, including contract and property disputes, insolvency files including receivership, CCAA, bankruptcy and foreclosure proceedings, wills variation claims, and trusts litigation. He has appeared before the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the British Columbia Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada.

After completing an undergraduate degree at UBC, Mr. Boucher attended law school at Dalhousie University, earning a Schulich Scholarship for academic excellence and community service. He completed summer articles in 2010, before studying at the National University of Singapore on exchange in his third year of law school. He clerked at the Supreme Court of British Columbia in 2012, and completed his full articles in early 2013.

Professional experience

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J.D., Dalhousie University, 2011
B.A., University of British Columbia, 2005
  • British Columbia 2013

Mr. Boucher has acted as counsel for a variety of clients including:

  • Mountain Equipment Co-operative (now 1077 Holdings Co-operative) in its CCAA restructuring involving a pre-packaged sale process (Mountain Equipment Co-Operative (Re), 2020 BCSC 1586)
  • A claimant seeking relief regarding heavy equipment purchased through a receivership (P.S. Sidhu Trucking Ltd. v Elima Enterprises Ltd., 2020 BCSC 1062)
  • Family beneficiaries in a contested wills variation and constructive trust action (Volovsek v Donaldson, 2019 BCSC 1820)
  • Shareholders and directors in a corporate governance dispute (Goldstein v. McGrath, 2017 BCSC 586)
  • The City of Nelson in a historical adverse possession claim (Nelson (City) v. Mowatt, 2017 SCC 8)
  • A creditor alleging fraudulent conduct in a bankruptcy proceeding (H.Y. Louie Co. Limited v. Bowick, 2016 BCCA 256)
  • A lien claimant and creditor bringing a jurisdictional application in a CCAA proceeding (Yukon Zinc Corporation (Re), 2015 BCSC 1961)
  • A secured creditor in a complex and multi-jurisdictional priority dispute (Coutinho & Ferrostaal GmBH v. Tracomex (Canada) Ltd., 2015 BCSC 787)
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Trust and Estates, Unsolvency and Financial Restructuring Law, Corporate and Commercial Litigation, 2024
  • Schulich Scholarship, Dalhousie University, for academic excellence and community service
  • Judge Fran Potts Award, Dalhousie University, for academic excellence and commitment to overall spirit of Dalhousie and contribution to its law school
  • Clyde W. Sperry Prize in Property Law, Dalhousie University
  • "A Deep Dive into Section 151 of WESA," Pacific Business Law Institute - Administering Estates in Uncertain Times, January 29, 2021
  • "Section 58 - The 'Curative' Provision of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act," (2020), 39 E.T.P.J. 390
  • "Sitting in Judgment - Practical Advice for Trustees and Lawyers in the Claims Adjudication Process," Annual Review of Insolvency Law, 2020
  • Canadian Bar Association - Insolvency and Estates Litigation Subsections
  • Canadian Bar Association - Vancouver Insolvency Subsection Executive
  • Vancouver Bar Association
  • Hooplaw Society, president


Private wealth, trusts and estates

Publication | June 2023

Varying wills under BC law: your word may not be the last word

Publication | June 08, 2023

Trust basics

Publication | June 08, 2023