Professional Background

Daniel Barber is an Associate in the Insurance, Construction, and Commercial Litigation Law Groups.  He specializes in the areas of insurance defence, professional liability, construction, and civil fraud.

In his insurance work, Dan represents insureds in third party claims, defends first party coverage claims, prosecutes insurance fraud, and defends bad faith claims on behalf of insurers.  Dan assists his clients to successfully navigate through complex insurance claims including:

  • construction-industry professionals in liability claims
  • litigated construction claims
  • recovery of subrogated claims
  • resolution of disputes involving real property

Dan has appeared as counsel in both the Provincial and Supreme Court of British Columbia and regularly represents clients at chambers, trials, mediations and arbitrations.


  • Bachelor of Arts, Honours, University of Ottawa: 2006
  • Juris Doctor, University of British Columbia: 2009
  • Called to the British Columbia Bar: 2010


  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Vancouver Bar Association
  • Member-at-large, Vancouver Bar Association, 2012-2014
  • Secretary, Insurance Law Subsection of the B.C. Branch of the Canadian Bar Association, 2017 – present

Community + Volunteering

  • Volunteer lawyer, Law Students’ Legal Advice Program, 2010-
  • Captain, Singleton Urquhart softball and ski teams, 2010-
  • Reviewer, Dial-a-Law, 2013-2014
  • Insurance Corporation of British Columbia v. Mehat, 2017 BCSC 1476
  • Pearson v. Savage, 2017 BCSC 1435
  • CIT Financial Ltd. v. Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, 2017 BCSC 641
  • Schaffner v. Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, 2016 BCSC 1186
  • LeBel v. ICBC et al, 2016 BCPC 126
  • Schaffner v. Insurance Corporation of British Columbia, 2015 BCSC 314
  • Kett v. Insurance Corporation of BC, 2014 BCPC 173
  • Wallner v. Uppal, 2012 BCSC 1602
  • Maver v. Greenheat Energy Corporation, 2012 BCSC 1139
  • Kotscha v. Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, 2011 BCSC 836


  • Claiming Litigation Privilege Before a Lawsuit Starts
  • Highlights of the New Limitation Act
  • The Rules Have Changed But Litigation Remains the Same
  • You can teach an old lawyer new rules?
  • Engage in Extreme Sports at Your Own Risk


Dan has spoken on civil litigation topics to both business groups and the legal industry including:

  • Presenter, Canadian Defence Lawyers, Annual Paralegal Program, “The Clash: Using Summary Trial to Bring About Early Resolution”: 2016
  • Presenter, Better Business Bureau, Debt Collection: 2012 and 2013
  • Presenter, Small Business BC, Debt Collection: 2011