Dan Bennett, KC

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Dan Bennett, KC

Dan Bennett, KC



Dan Bennett's practice is focused in the areas of trial, arbitration, hearing and appeal work in commercial and administrative litigation. As a member of our litigation group, Mr. Bennett has conducted a broad range of cases in commercial, real estate, and natural resource matters in British Columbia, Alberta and Yukon superior courts and courts of appeal as well as the Federal Courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada. He also appears regularly before a number of administrative boards dealing primarily with real estate- and forestry-related issues. 

He has made a significant commitment to the professional development of lawyers throughout the province. In addition to having been a long-standing adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia, he has given many lectures at CLE and other continuing education programs. Mr. Bennett has the FCIArb designation as a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.


Professional experience

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LL.B., University of British Columbia, 1986

Law Clerk, British Columbia Court of Appeal, 1986-1987

B.Comm. (Hons.), University of British Columbia, 1985

  • British Columbia 1988
  • Yukon 2009


Mr. Bennett has acted in the following matters:

  • Wu v. City of Vancouver 2019 BCCA 23
  • Fraser Mills Property Ltd. v. City of Coquitlam 2018 BCCA 328
  • H. Coyne & Sons Ltd. v. City of Whitehorse 2018 YKCA 11
  • Redekop v. Okanagan Mainline Real Estate Board, 2018 BCCA 226
  • Mowatt v. City of Nelson, 2017 SCC 8
  • Mulacek v. InterOil Corporation, 2017 YKSC 10
  • Fortis Alberta Inc. v. EQUS REA Ltd., 2016 ABQB 307
  • J.I. Properties Inc. v. PPG Architectural Coatings Canada Ltd.,  2015 BCCA 472
  • Lobo Del Norte Ltd. v. City of Whitehorse, 2015 YKSC 40
  • Saik’uz First Nation and Stellat’en First Nation v. Rio Tinto Alcan Inc., 2015 BCCA 154
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Corporate and Commercial Litigation, Indigenous and First Nations Practice, 2012-2024; Natural Resources Law, 2014-2024; Alternative Dispute Resolution, 2016-2024; Environmental Law, Municipal Law, 2017-2024 
  • Legal 500 Canada: Dispute Resolution - British Columbia (Leading Individuals), 2017-2024
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Alternative Dispute Resolution "Lawyer of the Year," 2024
  • Thomson Reuters Stand-out Lawyers, 2022-2024 
  • Chambers Canada, British Columbia: Litigation - General Commercial, Chambers and Partners, 2018-2023
  • Chambers Canada, British Columbia: Litigation - Administrative and Public Law, Chambers and Partners, 2020-2023
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Environmental Law "Lawyer of the Year," 2023
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2016-2022: recommended in Litigation - Corporate Commercial; 2019-2023: recommended in Forestry Law; 2020-2023: recommended in Aboriginal Law; 2022, 2023: recommended in Environmental Law
  • Benchmark Litigation Canada: Litigation Star 2021-2023 
  • Acritas Stars 2021 – Designated as an "Independently rated lawyer"
  • Acritas Stars 2019, 2020 – Designated as an "Independently rated lawyer" 
  • CLEBC’s Most Prolific Volunteers (1996 to 2016): Recognized as prolific contributor 
  • Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business: Recognized as a leading lawyer in the area of Dispute Resolution (2015)
  • LexisNexis - Martindale-Hubbell: BV Peer Review Rated
  • English