Singleton Urquhart Reynolds Vogel LLP is proud to announce that partners Daniel BarberJesse Gardner and James Little have been included in the 2023 edition of Benchmark’s 40 and Under Hot List.

Each year, the Benchmark team sets out to find the best and brightest law firm partners who stand out in their practices throughout Canada and the United States. This prestigious recognition highlights ambitious and accomplished lawyers under 40 who are performing at the peak of their expertise, and who have made outstanding contributions to their industry.

Daniel Barber is a practical litigator who strives to solve his clients’ legal problems effectively and efficiently. He specializes in the areas of insurance defence, professional liability, construction, and collections. In his insurance work, Dan represents insureds in claims made by third parties and also represents insurers in first party coverage claims, bad faith claims, and recovery matters. Outside of his insurance work, Dan assists his clients to successfully navigate through complex litigation including litigated and pre-litigation construction claims, all manners of collections work, including garnishment and execution against both real and personal property, and leasing disputes. Dan has appeared as counsel at all levels of court in British Columbia and regularly represents clients at chambers, trials, mediations and arbitrations.

Jesse Gardner advises a wide range of construction industry clients, including owners, general contractors, engineers and sureties in relation to major construction and infrastructure projects on issues such as delay and deficiency claims, fee disputes, and insurance matters.  His practice focuses on effective dispute resolution, advisory work and strong written and oral advocacy. He has managed complex disputes on large-scale infrastructure projects including light rail train systems, waste-water treatment and power plants, wind farms, highway construction and mining projects. He has experience managing delay and subject matter experts through the litigation process and has assisted clients through arbitration and litigation proceedings.

James Little advises his clients in relation to complex domestic and international construction disputes, including in respect of court proceedings, negotiation, arbitration and other dispute resolution alternatives and for a wide variety of construction industry clients. In particular, James has advised clients of all sizes and on a variety of different types of projects including on major national and international infrastructure projects, mining projects, hospitals, commercial and residential construction. His focus is on providing a high level of service through effective and timely advice and advocacy, while managing and resolving disputes. James is often called upon to advise on construction projects during the design and construction phase, and also provides ongoing advice in respect of dispute avoidance and claims management.

These recognitions are a testament to the exceptional legal expertise at all levels within our firm, which allows our lawyers to go above and beyond for each and every client.

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