The “top-class” Derek Brindle QC is an “outstanding lawyer in his practice”, according to peers. He has significant experience in the construction market and specialises in sector-related alternative dispute resolution.

Who's Who Legal


Derek Brindle is top-ranked by Leading Global Rankings Agencies and Directories.

Professional Background

After more than four decades representing clients in construction and commercial litigation, Derek Brindle is now focusing his practice on alternate dispute resolutions, with an emphasis on mediation.

His training and expertise are the foundation of his ADR practice as a Construction and Commercial Mediator and Arbitrator.


  • BA (Cum Distinctione) University of Alberta: 1971
  • LL.B. University of British Columbia: 1974
  • Called to the British Columbia Bar: 1975
  • Appointed Queens Counsel: 2001
  • CLE Advanced Mediation
  • Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution, Mediating the Litigated Case (Pepperdine University)

Rankings + Recognitions

  • Recognized as a Leading Practitioner in the 2020 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory.
  • Recognized in the Lexpert/ROB Infrastructure Special Edition.
  • Ranked in the area of Construction Law by Best Lawyers® in Canada 2020.
  • Recognized as a Leading Construction Lawyer in the 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory.
  • Recognized as a Leading infrastructure Lawyer in the 2018 issue of the Lexpert® Special Edition on Infrastructure.
  • Recognized as a Leading Lawyer in Construction in the 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory
  • Ranked in the area of Construction Law by Best Lawyers® in Canada from 2006 – 2019.
  • Best Attorneys in British Columbia
  • Derek Brindle, QC is “revered as an experienced counsel in complex construction and engineering disputes.” – International Who’s Who Legal – Canada
  • Ranked Preeminent(AV)in Martindale Hubbell


  • President and Governor of Canadian College of Construction Lawyers
  • Vice Chair of International Construction Law and Litigation – International Association of Defence Counsel
  • Member, Canadian College of Construction Lawyers Mediation and Arbitration Committee
  • Chair, British Columbia Hospital Appeal Board
  • Member, Vancouver Regional Construction Assocation
  • Member, Defence Research Institute

Community + Volunteering

  • Director, Gabriola Health Care Foundation
  • Founder, CBA Battle of the Bar Bands
  • Counsel in commercial Litigation, arbitration and mediation involving commercial and contract claims, construction and engineering disputes and insurance.
  • Appeared at all levels of Courts in British Columbia and in the Supreme Court of Canada.
  • Current practice as Mediator and Arbitrator.


Education Contributions

  • Co-Editor of the BC Builders Lien Practice Manual
  • Multiple publications and articles dealing with construction law and practice
  • Contributor to Construction Law Letter – March/April 2018
  • UBC Law School Adjunct Professer and Lecturer in Construction Law
  • Lecturer, Osgoode Hall Law School, Construction Certification Program
  • Chair and presenter on multiple conferences on Construction Law


  • Presenter, 13th Annual WCCAS Energy, Mining and Rescources Arbitration Conference, March 2019