Ryan J. Androsoff
Ryan Androsoff maintains a wide-ranging litigation practice with particular focuses on estates and trusts litigation, real estate disputes, corporate litigation, and criminal law. Ryan has represented parties in administrative hearings, at all levels of court in British Columbia, and in the Supreme Court of Canada.
Ryan ran and won his first trial while still a law student at the University of Victoria's Law Centre clinical program. During law school, Ryan participated in the Gale Cup Moot, winning the Peter Cory prize for best written argument. After working at a leading Vancouver criminal law firm in winter 2008 and summer 2009, Ryan joined a prominent Vancouver regional firm in 2010 as a summer articled student. He returned there in 2012 to article and practice after clerking at the British Columbia Court of Appeal and joined Hunter Litigation Chambers in 2016.
Bison Properties Ltd. (Re), 2016 BCSC 507 (co-counsel with David Gruber): in the context of a real estate developer's insolvency proceeding, acted for purchasers of real estate development units in successfully resisting the secured lenders' summary dismissal application.
Pioneer Distributors Ltd. v. Orr, 2015 BCSC 461 (co-counsel with Alexander Mitchell): acted for a former employee in successfully resisting his former employer's petition for judicial review from an Employment Standards Tribunal order awarding him vacation pay.
Carter v. Canada (Attorney General), 2015 SCC 5, rev'g 2013 BCCA 435 (co-counsel with Tim Dickson): acted for an intervener in successfully arguing that the criminalization of a competent, interminably ill, and grievously suffering patient's choice to seek physician-assisted death is unconstitutional.
Bull Estate v. Bull, 2015 BCSC 136 (co-counsel with Rebecca Morse): acted for an executor in successfully obtaining probate of a contested will.
Mangat (Re), 2013 LSBC 20 (co-counsel with George Macintosh, Q.C.): acted for a successful applicant for call and admission to the bar of British Columbia.
Kennedy, R., Wagner, M., and Androsoff, R. "Liability Releases in the Sport, Recreation, and Adventure Tourism, Context." Vancouver, BC: Continuing Legal Education Society of BC, 2015
On December 14, 2017, the Supreme Court of Canada has released its reasons for judgment in Cowper-Smith v. Morgan, an important case on estate law and the law of proprietary estoppel, available here. Claire Hunter and Ryan Androsoff were counsel for the respondent Gloria Morgan at the Supreme Court of Canada. Claire was also quoted in the Lawyers Daily about the significance of the decision for the test for proprietary estoppel.
Randy Kaardal, Q.C., Ryan Androsoff, and Rebecca Robb represented an Alberta-based Rural Electrification Association in successfully defending against an application brought by the adverse electrical distribution utility for a declaration that an arbitrator had lost jurisdiction to deal with costs. The utility sought to deny the Association the opportunity to claim its costs of a lengthy and hard-fought arbitration brought under the Alberta Electric Utilities Act and the related Roles, Relationships and Responsibilities Regulation in which the Association enjoyed substantial success. The arbitrator’s ruling that he retains jurisdiction to deal with costs means the Association may now seek recovery from the utility of the considerable expense it incurred in the course of the arbitration.