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.
- Won a multi-day trial on behalf of a couple who claimed they had a beneficial interest in a property owned by a family member.
- Successfully obtained an order that a document that did not comply with wills legislation was a valid testamentary document.
- Successfully sought leave from the Supreme Court of British Columbia to commence a derivative action in the name of a company on behalf of a minority shareholder.
- Obtained punitive damages on behalf of a property owner against his neighbour for cutting down his trees.
- “Mediation in a Time of Mourning“
- “Are you unknowingly unduly Influencing your elderly parent?“
- “Proprietary Estoppel – A Sword to Enforce Expectations”
- “No Right to Visit Elderly Parents“
- “Putting Things Right: How to Attack Financial Transactions“
- Law Society of British Columbia, Member
- Canadian Bar Association, Member
- Surrey Bar Association, Member
- Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, Member
- Fraser Valley Estate Planning Council, Director