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Henry Wood is a founding member of Beach Avenue Barristers, a Vancouver law firm which restricts its practice to civil litigation. Prior to this, he was a principal with Epstein Wood Law Corporation for over 20 years.


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Henry C. Wood, Q.C

Henry Wood is a founding member of Beach Avenue Barristers, a Vancouver law firm which restricts its practice to civil litigation. Prior to this he was a principal with Epstein Wood Law Corporation for over 20 years.
He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of British Columbia, where he currently lectures in Professional Ethics and Responsibility.  For many years, he taught a course in Trial Advocacy, which offers upper level law students instruction in trial techniques and strategies.

Henry’s undergraduate studies were at Glendon College, Toronto, followed by law at Osgoode Hall Law School, also in Toronto. He was called to the British Columbia Bar in 1975, and has practiced as general litigation counsel ever since. He had extensive experience with criminal law early in his career, representing both the defense and the Crown, and was retained as a Special Prosecutor for the Federal government and the British Columbia Attorney General, predominantly in cases involving commercial crime and fraud. He has appeared as counsel before a variety of administrative tribunals, and is frequently retained both by lawyers and by the Law Society of British Columbia in relation to disciplinary matters. He has appeared before all levels of court, and holds the honourary appointment of Queen’s Counsel.
His preferred areas of practice include the following:

  • Personal injury claims (which are frequently ICBC-related within BC)
  • Administrative law, particularly proceedings involving the disciplinary process
  • Commercial and corporate disputes
  • Wrongful dismissal / Employment law

Within the community, Henry has a strong interest in children's learning difficulties, having been Chairman of the Special Education Advisory Committee at Capilano University, founding President of a Chapter of the Learning Disabilities Association of B.C. in West Vancouver, and a Director of both the Laurel House Society and the Laurel House Foundation for autistic children.

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