David Hunter is a partner of Hamilton Duncan. David has a civil litigation practice with a primary focus on estate and trust litigation and business litigation. He represents individuals and small to medium-sized businesses in all levels of court in British Columbia.
David has experience in a variety of estate-related disputes, including wills variation claims, trust and unjust enrichment claims, and actions involving issues of capacity and undue influence. He also has experience in various commercial and corporate matters, including contractual and property disputes and shareholder disputes.
David joined Hamilton Duncan in 2011 after practicing with a national law firm in Vancouver. He received his Bachelor of Arts in 2003 and his Bachelor of Laws in 2007, both from the University of British Columbia. Prior to his call to the bar in 2008, David served as a law clerk for six judges of the Supreme Court of British Columbia. In his spare time, he enjoys coaching baseball teams and providing pro bono legal services in Surrey.
- How to Successfully Defend an Undue Influence Action (March 2019)
- Mediation in a Time of Mourning (June 2015)
- Are you unknowingly unduly Influencing your elderly parent? (May 2015)
- No Right to Visit Elderly Parents (April 2015)
- Proprietary Estoppel – A Sword to Enforce Expectations (Summer 2014)
- Putting Things Right – How to Attack Financial Transactions (Spring 2014)
- Fraser Valley Estate Planning Council, President
- Surrey Bar Association, Past Director
- Law Society of British Columbia, Member
- Canadian Bar Association, Member
- Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, Member
- Pacific Business and Law Institute Seminar, “Validity of Testamentary Instruments: Recent Developments”, January 2019
- Chartered Professional Accountants BC Seminar, “Issues in Estate Litigation: Protecting the Estate Plan”, May 2018
- TLABC, “Civil Contempt of Court”, April 2017
- TLABC, “DNA Discovery and the Importance of DNA Evidence in Estate Planning”, May 2016
- Access Pro Bono, Roster Lawyer