Hon. Thomas R. Braidwood, Q.C.
Law office of Mackenzie Fujisawa LLP, Vancouver, BC, Canada
ADR Certified Designation :
BCICAC Panel(s) : Domestic Arbitration, International Arbitration, Mediation
Commercial Law, Commercial Real Estate Law, Construction Law, Motor Vehicle Law, Partnership Law, Shareholder Disputes
Before Mr. Braidwood’s appointment to the Bench he was:
|Dispute Resolution Experience and Training
Active representing litigants in a wide range of areas of the law, practicing in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal of British Columbia and the Supreme Court of Canada.
Mr. Braidwood’s trial and appellate experience includes:
Mr. Braidwood also argued the London Drugs case in the Court of Appeal which allowed the advertising of prescription drugs in British Columbia, and acted for the Federal Government against the Law Society of British Columbia in AG of Canada v. Law Society of British Columbia, a case that focused on the authority of the Law Society to place restrictions on the rights of lawyers to advertise their services.
While on the Court of Appeal he wrote a dissent in the Catholic Children’s Aide case, the reasons of which formed the basis for the amendment of the law of trusts in British Columbia.
Mr. Braidwood is active in the field of arbitration as counsel and as arbitrator. Recently, he served as an arbitrator in the Beaverbrook Art Gallery dispute in Fredericton, NB.
He has also sat as an arbitrator of the dispute on the cost over-run in the construction of the paper machine at Elk Falls. He also participated in a “mock test argument” of the B.C. Government’s case against the Tobacco industry. Other arbitrations include property evaluation, domestic, public and private.
Sole arbitrator in the Teal Cedar Products Ltd. v. British Columbia, the decision of which was confirmed in the Supreme Court of Canada.
|Professional and Other Activities
Appointed as Commissioner on February 15, 2008 to conduct two inquiries in the appropriate use of CEW’s (tasers) and wrote the report “Restoring Public Confidence”; and investigating the death of Robert Dziekanski at the Vancouver International Airport and wrote the report “Why”, referring to such death.
Read the Braidwood Inquiry Report at braidwoodinquiry.ca/report. This report, amongst other recommendations, sets forth the basis of an independent organization to review possible police misconduct. The recommendations were immediately accepted by the Government. Currently, the Province enjoys the most advanced independent investigation team which is well funded to carry out the task of independently investigating police activity.
Last Updated Monday 1st April 2019