Professional Experience

Brent joined Nash Johnston LLP after practising with a leading Vancouver litigation firm. He has worked on a wide range of matters, including contractual disputes, realizations, insurance defence, fraud claims, and products liability cases.
Brent has acted as co-counsel in several complex and lengthy trials, including a 68 day breach of trust case and, in 2015, a 21 day breach of fiduciary duty claim. He has represented clients in numerous successful mediations, involving a wide range of matters and has appeared at all levels of the British Columbia Courts, Federal Court and Yukon Territory Supreme Court.

Professional and Community Involvement

Brent currently sits on the Canadian Bar Association (B.C. Branch) Civil Litigation Practice Advisory Panel and, in that role, assists other lawyers with practice issues.  In 2014, he served as a volunteer lawyer for Access Pro Bono’s “Going Public” free legal advice event.
Brent is also active in the community.  He is a founding Director of the Good Soup Truck Society, which provides no-cost healthy meals to low-income youth and families in Vancouver.  He has served as a Director, Governance Committee Chair, and Board Vice-Chair of Canuck Place Children’s Hospice and as a Director of Leadership Vancouver Society.  He has also volunteered as a coach with Kerrisdale Little League and as a certified Hockey Canada Safety Person with the Vancouver Thunderbirds Minor Hockey Association.  In 2012, 2013 and 2014 Brent cycled from Vancouver to Seattle in the Ride to Conquer Cancer as a member of a corporate team.


  • “Fiduciary Duties and Public Authorities Two Years After Alberta v. Elder Advocates Society of Alberta: Where are we now?”, co-authored with Eileen Patel,  for the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia course “Torts 2013” held on May 23, 2013.
  • Presenter/Panelist for the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia course on Risk Management held on November 1, 2012.
  • “Managing Litigation Risk in Business Deals: reduce the odds and increase the chances”, presented on October 15, 2012 for the Insight Information program “Major Business Agreements” (October 15-16, 2012)
  • Case Commentary on MacEachern (Committee of) v. Rennie, published in Carswell’s Practices Cases at (2009), 80 C.P.C. (6th) 7.
  • “European decision provides guidance in meaning of ‘centre of main interests’”, with William E.J. Skelly, published in The Lawyers Weekly Vol. 26, No. 16 (September, 2006)

Practice Areas

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Professional Liability Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Business and shareholder disputes
  • Realizations
  • Wrongful Dismissal


  • LL.B. Dalhousie University, 1998
  • B.A. University of Victoria (w/ distinction), 1995