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Simon Margolis, K.C., Arbitrator & Mediator, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Simon Margolis, K.C.

Cornish Margolis Boyd Mediation & Arbitration
500 666 Burrard Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 3P6
Tel: (604) 639-3173
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Recognized to British Columbia Chapter for:
Civil/Commercial Mediation & Arbitration

Other ADR Services: ADR Systems Design, Facilitation, Insurance Umpire, Med-Arb, Neutral Evaluation

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  • Practice Commenced2004
  • # of MEDS (as of 17/7/24)1500
  • # of ARBS (as of 17/7/24)15
Current Practice
Online / In-Person


Simon is a senior litigator and skilled mediator/arbitrator. Following his call to the bar in 1983, he developed a broad commercial and insurance based practice, representing clients at all levels of court. Simon also earned a reputation for fairness and for providing practical and cost-effective advice in assisting clients to resolve many disputes without the necessity of trial.

Recognizing a need, Simon launched his mediation and arbitration practice in 2004 while a senior partner at Bull Housser & Tupper LLP (now Norton Rose Fulbright). In the ensuing years, he has mediated a wide range of cases in a variety of sectors, including claims involving property damage, professional liability, construction, environmental contamination, real estate, bodily injury, employment and First Nations issues, among others. He is also regularly retained to arbitrate a variety of commercial and UMP matters.

As managing partner at Bull Housser from 2011 to 2016, Simon enhanced his business acumen, demonstrating his natural ability to lead, work cooperatively and collaboratively with others and, when required, make the difficult decisions – skills he employs regularly in his mediation and arbitration practice.

In March 2017, Simon, along with Barb Cornish and Mary Ellen Boyd, established Cornish Margolis Boyd Mediation & Arbitration focussing exclusively on commercial mediation and arbitration.

Case Experience

  • Aboriginal
  • Accounting
  • Admiralty
  • Appellate
  • Architecture
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking & Finance
  • Business Dissolution
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial/Business
  • Condominiums/Strata
  • Construction
  • Contract Disputes
  • Copyrights
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • E-Commerce
  • Employment
  • Energy Sector (Oil/Gas/Nuclear)
  • Engineering
  • Entertainment
  • Environmental
  • Estates & Trusts
  • Expropriation
  • Family Businesses
  • Forestry
  • Franchise
  • Government/Municipalities
  • Health Care
  • Human Rights Act
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Land Use/Planning
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Medical Devices
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mining
  • Natural Disasters
  • Partnerships
  • Personal Injury
  • Police
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Fees
  • Professional Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Damage
  • Railroad & Trucking
  • Real Estate
  • Securities
  • Shareholder Disputes
  • Sports
  • Title Disputes
  • Torts
  • Transportation
  • Wrongful Death
  • Wrongful Dismissal


  • Bachelor of Arts, Dartmouth College 1979
  • LLB, University of British Columbia 1982
  • Called to the Bar of British Columbia 1983


Memberships & Affiliations

  • Appointed Queen’s Counsel 2012
  • Distinguished Fellow, International Academy of Mediators
  • Member of Mediate BC
  • Panel member of British Columbia International Commercial Arbitration Centre
  • 2015 Legal 500 Canada: recommended lawyer in the area of Dispute Resolution
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: recognized since 2011 for alternative dispute resolution, corporate and commercial litigation, and insurance and aboriginal law.
  • Best Lawyers in Canada: 2019 Lawyer of the Year in alternate dispute resolution in Vancouver

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Please contact our office at or 604-639-3171 for more information

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