Scott Silver

Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Scott Silver

Scott Silver

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Biography

Scott Silver is an associate in the litigation and disputes group, practising civil, commercial, and construction litigation. He assists clients on a broad range of civil matters, including issues related to breach of contract, shareholder disputes, negligence, and constitutional challenges. Scott has appeared before the Provincial Court of British Columbia and the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

Prior to articling with us,  Scott completed a clerkship at the British Columbia Supreme Court.


Professional experience

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J.D. (with Great Distinction), University of Saskatchewan, 2017
M.A., University of Saskatchewan, 2014
B.S.P.A., Indiana University, 2010
B.A., Indiana University, 2010
  • British Columbia 2019

Scott has acted as co-counsel in the following matters:

  • Crowder v. British Columbia (Attorney General), 2019 BCSC 1824 – this case involved a successful constitutional challenge to Supreme Court Civil Rule 11-8, which would have prevented a party in a vehicle action from relying on more than three expert reports
     
  • Thomas and Saik'uz First Nation v. Rio Tinto Alcan Inc., 2022 BCSC 15 – this case involved the first Canadian environmental tort claim grounded in Indigenous rights, relating to the operation of a hydro-electric facility.  Following a 189-day trial, the BC Supreme Court dismissed the plaintiffs' claims.  The trial included evidence from 40 witnesses, more than 20 expert reports, and several thousand pages of written argument

Knowledge

British Columbia amends Interpretation Act

Publication | December 3, 2021