David Bilkey, Q.C.
David has published numerous articles on insurance law. In his spare time, David is a professor of insurance law at the Thompson Rivers University Law School.
Donny grew up on the North Shore and is proud to call himself a Vancouverite. Donny received his undergraduate degree in economics from Washington University in St. Louis. Following his undergraduate studies, Donny attended University of Victoria Faculty of Law and was called to the bar in early 2020. Donny joined Bilkey Law in 2021 and practices insurance defense. Donny has appeared in all levels of court in British Columbia and various tribunals. In his spare time, he enjoys golf, travelling and playing sports with friends.
Gillian Canniff has practiced in a variety of areas including family law, wrongful dismissal, personal injury and insurance defence. Gillian has had the unique opportunity to work in-house with the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia providing her with experience, resources and an understanding of the needs of her clients. Her strengths are her enthusiasm, work ethic and common sense approach to resolving issues. Gillian’s top priorities with her clients are clear communication, developing a trusting relationship to assist with the resolution of claims.
Gillian completed her Bachelor of Arts in 1992 at the University of Calgary. In 1995 she completed her Paralegal Diploma from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology and worked for a number of years in Calgary as a Paralegal. Gillian earned her law degree from the University of Saskatchewan in 2001. Gillian articled and worked in the Lower Mainland for 10 years before relocating to the Okanagan in September of 2011.
Gillian is active in the community through her involvement with Rotary. In the past, Gillian has also been an instructor with the Vancouver Community College Paralegal Program and a past Instructor with the Alberta Disabled Ski Association. In her spare time, Gillian enjoys the outdoors including camping, she also sings and enjoys spending time with friends and family.
After law school, Chris articled at a full-service law firm in downtown Vancouver and subsequently joined Bilkey Law in 2020. Outside of law, Chris enjoys photography, curling, and spending time outdoors.
Natasha joined Bilkey Law in 2018 and enjoys a broad practice in insurance litigation. She has experience with liability and damage claims in several areas, including construction, property damage, sale of goods, personal injury, and subrogation.
Originally from Kamloops, Natasha completed her J.D. at Thompson Rivers University after obtaining an M.Sc. in Medical Genetics from the University of British Columbia and B.Sc. (Hons.) in Biotechnology from Trinity Western University. In her time at TRU Law, Natasha founded the Science and Law Club – the first interdisciplinary club of its kind in British Columbia – received a grant for her mixed-methods research on “Bridging the Gap between Science & Law,” and was an invited speaker at the Canadian Chemistry Conference and Exhibition where she addressed the legal requirements and scientific feasibility of creating inclusive and accessible laboratories.
When she is not working, Natasha engages with interdisciplinary science and law topics/issues and works toward starting a Science and Law Centre in Kamloops. She can also often be found in her garden, trail running, or throwing in various Scottish Highland Games throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Arash was called to the Ontario bar in 2013 after completing his articles at the Department of Justice in Toronto. Since then, he has worked primarily in the field of insurance defence and has represented insurers in all manners of proceedings that are predicated upon a claim of personal injury. These include tort and accident benefits disputes involving individuals as well as priority disputes and loss transfer proceedings between insurers.
He has appeared regularly before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Financial Services Commission of Ontario (FSCO), and the Licence Appeal Tribunal (LAT). Since transferring to British Columbia in 2017, he has appeared regularly before the Supreme Court of British Columbia.
Arash graduated from the University of Toronto in 2008 with High Distinction and was awarded a Silver Medal from St. Michael’s College. During his time at Queen’s Law, Arash received the Brown & Korte Barristers Scholarship for highest standing in Insurance Law as well as the K. Venkata Raman Memorial Scholarship for highest standing in International Economics.
Emily articled at a full-service firm in Penticton, BC and subsequently joined Bilkey Law in 2020, primarily working in personal injury. In her spare time, Emily enjoys visiting local wineries, cheering for the Oilers, and hiking with her dog, Artemis.