Peter W. Lightbody
Estate Litigation, Personal Injury and Employment Law, North Vancouver, BC
Peter was born and raised in West Vancouver, attending school at Caulfeild Elementary and Hillside Secondary. Now married and raising three daughters, he has been settled in North Vancouver for the past 20 years.
Peter received a BA in English (Hon) from UBC, followed by a law degree from the University of Alberta in 1996. Peter’s law practice involves exclusively litigation. He brings to Lakes, Whyte LLP almost two decades of experience with a respected downtown Vancouver law firm, where for several years he was the firm’s principal contact for the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia.
Peter's commercial litigation experience ranges from securities fraud, to a ground-breaking claim for compensation from the B.C. Office of Civil Forfeiture, to a million dollar conversion claim against a chartered bank. His contributions to the legal profession include writing and presenting on employment law for the Continuing Legal Education Society of B.C., and a published article on estate litigation for the Trial Lawyers Association of B.C. Peter has Supreme Court trial experience in estate cases, personal injury, insurance and commercial matters, and has successfully represented clients at mediation in each of these practice areas. Peter’s strategy is to look for early, cost effective solutions that protect the rights of his client. When there is no early solution, Peter thoroughly prepares a case for mediation or trial.