Tim Louman-Gardiner



Key Practice Area

Advocacy & Litigation

Year of Call




Tim Louman-Gardiner practices in civil litigation generally, and specializes in creditors’ remedies and collections, bankruptcy and insolvency, and corporate restructuring. He has represented clients before all levels of courts in British Columbia. Tim also has experience in alternative forms of dispute resolution, including assisting clients involved in arbitration and mediation.

Tim’s practice in creditors’ remedies and bankruptcy and insolvency includes acting for secured and unsecured creditors in realization proceedings and foreclosures, acting for creditors and debtor companies in restructurings pursuant to the Companies’ Creditors Arrangement Act, various parties in receivership proceedings, a liquidator in a proceeding under the Winding-Up and Restructuring Act, creditors and bankrupts in personal bankruptcies, and advising corporate clients in connection with restructurings and insolvency matters.  His litigation practice involves a broad range of matters including complex contractual disputes, corporate and governance disputes, real estate litigation, banking litigation, shareholder disputes, defamation, and valuation and dissent proceedings. Tim also maintains a construction law practice, focusing on builder’s lien claims, and an estates litigation practice specializing in in complex accounting and committee proceedings.

Tim attended the University of British Columbia (UBC), earning degrees in law and political science, as well as serving as an elected member of UBC’s board of governors and an appointed member of the UBC Alumni Association board of directors.

In his spare time, Tim works as an amateur football referee across Western Canada at the junior and university levels, and enjoys spending time with his two young children.

  • Regularly acting for a major financial institution in realization and collection proceedings, including foreclosures and receiverships
  • Counsel in leading cases dealing with section 151 of the Wills Estates and Success Act: Fry v. Fry, 2018 BCSC 1018, and Mortimer v. Bender, 2020 BCSC 483
  • Acting for debtors, creditors, and other stakeholders in restructuring and insolvency proceedings (most recently Re: Bison Properties, 2018 BCSC 1299, Re: Pretty Estates, 2016 BCSC 19, Bank of Montreal v. Erica Enterprises Ltd., 2019 BCCA 398, and Institutional Mortgage Capital Canada Inc. v. Plaza 500 Hotels Ltd., 2020 BCCA 193)
  • Acting in corporate and shareholder disputes (Wutif Capital (VCC) Inc. v Mazza Innovation Ltd., 2019 BCSC 1245 and DNM Systems Ltd. v. Lock-Block Canada Ltd., 2015 BCSC 2014)
  • Acting for general contractors and owners in Builder’s Lien Act and other construction matters, including in arbitrations and all levels of Court in British Columbia
  • Presenter, 2017 Annual Review of Insolvency Law conference, Montreal
  • Member of the Law Society of British Columbia
  • Member of the Canadian Bar Assocition, Civil Litigation and Insolvency sections of the British Columbia branch
  • Member of the Turnaround Management Association
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada (2024)
  • Benchmark Canada Litigation Future Star (2024)
  • The Best Lawyers in Global Business (2022)
  • Lexpert Leading Lawyers in Canada (2022)
  • Lexpert Leading Litigation Lawyers (2022)
  • Tim volunteers his time to pro bono causes, including Pro Bono Going Public and the Civil Chambers Duty Counsel Program