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Geoffrey  Cowper

Geoffrey Cowper, QC

Partner Fasken
… every complex case presents a variety of opportunities and risks. Most of what you need to know about them can be learned at the beginning of the dispute and used to develop the best strategy for the particular case. Coming up with the best approach and seeing it work is exciting, rewarding and great fun.
Jurisdiction Yukon, 1987 | British Columbia, 1982
Language(s) English
Office(s) Vancouver

Geoff Cowper, QC is a leading general litigator and leader of the Firm's Litigation & Dispute Resolution group. Geoff has served as counsel in a leading private and public cases in Canada and internationally. These have included leading decisions with national and international dimensions respecting commercial law, public law and human rights.

Geoff acts as counsel for large and small businesses, individuals and government.

Geoff has served the community in leadership roles in law reform, legal aid, housing services to the homeless and international economic development and conservation.

2018 Chambers Canada Litigation: General Commercial (British Columbia) Chambers Canada 2018 for Litigation: General Commercial (British Columbia)
2017 Benchmark Canada Top 50 Trial Lawyers in Canada Benchmark Canada 2017 named "Top 50 Trial Lawyers in Canada" in Arbitration, Class Action, Commercial Litigation and Securities in BC
2017 Chambers Global Dispute Resolution Chambers Global 2017 for Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Defence): Canada and Dispute Resolution: Canada


  • LLB University of British Columbia

Community involvement

  • StreetoHome Foundation, Director, 2008-present

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Chair, BC Justice Reform Initiative, 2012-2016
  • Legal Services Society, Director & Chair, 1998-2002 & 2003-2008
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow and Provincial Chair of British Columbia 2005-2007
Constitutional Law and Health Care in Canada location location Vancouver
The Art of Advocacy - Thematic Organization of a Case location location Vancouver
Access to Justice Panel Discussion and CBABC Advocacy location location Vancouver