"Seasoned representation at all levels of court."

Georges Sourisseau

Georges Sourisseau is a seasoned trial and appellate counsel with over 25 years of experience in the BC courts. Georges’ practice includes all aspects of business related litigation and general civil litigation. The majority of Georges’ clients are referred to him by existing clients, other lawyers, professionals, or experts he has worked with in the litigation process.

Georges’ strength is advocacy. Throughout his career, he has appeared regularly in the British Columbia Supreme Court and the British Columbia Court of Appeal. He has also appeared in the Federal Court of Canada and the Supreme Court of Canada. He has conducted hearings before a variety of administrative tribunals including the British Columbia Securities Commission, the Financial Services Commission (FICOM) the College of Physicians and Surgeons, the College of Chiropractors, and the College of Optometrists.

Arbitration and mediation play an increasing role in dispute resolution and Georges has conducted many successful mediations and commercial arbitrations.

For many years, in addition to his civil litigation practice, Georges conducted an active criminal defence practice that included cases involving commercial fraud. This experience has proven invaluable to Georges’ current practice when dealing with commercial and other litigation matters involving aspects of fraud, misappropriation, forged documents or other misfeasance.

The breadth of Georges’ litigation experience allows him to bring a broad-based and multi-disciplinary approach to complex cases. This is a particular asset in finding creative and innovative solutions in circumstances where issues are not narrowly confined to one area of the law. See relevant case.

Practice Areas

  • Commercial litigation of all types
  • Company and ownership disputes including shareholder disputes and oppression claims
  • Real estate disputes including breach of contract and specific performance
  • Estate Litigation
  • Serious Personal injury
  • Employment and wrongful dismissal claims
  • Professional negligence
  • Other civil torts such as defamation, misrepresentation, unjust enrichment, negligence, conversion, trespass, assault and fraud
  • Administrative and regulatory hearings
  • Mediation and arbitration

Education and Year of Call

  • Called to the Bar (British Columbia) in 1986
  • UBC Law School, (J.D.) 1985