Corry Clark is a partner who practices in the areas of civil litigation and arbitration, with an emphasis on commercial, corporate and real estate disputes. She also provides strategic and corporate governance advice to directors and officers of corporations. She primarily acts for shareholders and directors of owner-operated businesses as well as people involved in disputes with respect to land.
Corry works on a wide range of civil litigation matters, but has specialized experience in shareholder and partnership disputes, contract disputes, real estate disputes (including certificates of pending litigation and other clouds on title) and corporate governance issues. She has experience in cases seeking recovery of money, injunctions, preservation orders, special costs, and stays of proceedings. She also has experience in estate litigation and elder law, with a particular interest in acting for prospective patients in committeeship proceedings.
Prior to joining Hamilton Duncan in March 2007, Corry practiced commercial litigation for five years at a national law firm. She completed her law degree at UBC (with a ranking in the top 10% of her class each year) before completing a one year judicial clerkship at the Supreme Court of British Columbia. She has appeared as lead counsel in all levels of court in British Columbia.
- Acted as counsel for shareholders in multiple oppression and wind-up proceedings which have included allegations of payment of unauthorized management fees, corporate governance irregularities, and other allegedly unfairly prejudicial conduct.
- Acted for plaintiffs in breach of contract disputes with respect to the sale of land, including allegations of negligent and fraudulent misrepresentation on disclosure statements.
- Successfully resisted applications to set aside certificates of pending litigation registered on title to land.
- Obtained Anton Pillar Orders, Mareva injunctions and preservation orders on behalf of clients when defendants were seeking to hide documents, to move assets out of the jurisdiction, and to illegally take funds.
- Law Society of British Columbia
- Canadian Bar Association
- Surrey Bar Association
- Chartered Professional Accountants BC Seminar, “Business Disputes”, May 2018
- Ignition Workshop at SFU Surrey, “Corporate Structure and IP Strategy for Startups”, December 2015
- Hamilton Duncan Employment Law Seminar, “Employee Use of Technology”, October 2011
- President of the Surrey Bar Association (2016 – present)
- Director of the Surrey Bar Association (2011 to present)
- Adult member and volunteer, Girl Guides of Canada