John Bromley, Q.C.

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

John Bromley, Q.C.

John Bromley, Q.C.


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John Bromley practises primarily maritime law. He has experience in all levels of courts in British Columbia as well as the Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. Mr. Bromley has also been counsel in numerous mediation and arbitrations and has acted as an arbitrator.

Mr. Bromley advises on charterparties and contracts of affreightment. His long experience in the maritime field enables him to give prompt, practical advice on maritime law issues. He has acted for marine insurers from all over the world as well as many of the P & I clubs. He also represents clients in the marine industry.


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LL.B., University of Toronto, 1982
B.A., University of British Columbia, 1979

  • British Columbia 1983
  • Represented Vancouver Drydock Limited in its successful defence of a claim against it relating to the Queen of Oak Bay grounding
  • Chambers Canada, Nationwide: Transportation - Shipping (Band 1), Chambers and Partners, 2020
  • The Legal 500 Canada: Transport: shipping (Leading Lawyer), 2020
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, 2016-2019: recommended in Shipping & Maritime Law
  • Chambers Global, Canada: Transportation - Shipping, Chambers and Partners, 2016-2017
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: Recognized as "Lawyer of the Year" in the area of Maritime Law (2017, 2014); Recognized as a leading lawyer in the areas of Maritime Law (2016) and Transportation Law (2017, 2016)
  • The International Who’s Who of Shipping & Maritime Lawyers: Recognized as one of 456 of the World’s Leading Shipping and Maritime Lawyers
  • The International Who’s Who of Business Lawyers: Recommended in the area of Shipping and Maritime Law
  • Expert Guides - Guide to the World’s Leading Shipping and Maritime Lawyers: Recognized as a leading practitioner in the area of Shipping and Maritime Law
  • LawDay 2009: Recognized as one of the Top 32 leading lawyers in Canada in the area of Maritime Law
  • LexisNexis – Martindale-Hubbell: BV Peer Review Rated
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Canadian Maritime Law Association
  • Marine Insurance Association of British Columbia
  • Plimsoll Club
  • Vancouver Maritime Arbitrators’ Association
  • Canadian Diabetes Association, chair, 2000-2002