Scott Brearley is top-ranked by Leading Global Rankings Agencies and Directories.

Professional Background

Scott Brearley is a Partner in our Vancouver Office and Co-Chair of the Insurance Practice Group.  From the inception of his practice, Scott has worked in the defense of insured liability claims, the defense of first party claims against insurers and as coverage counsel for both insurers and insureds. As defense counsel he has acted to defend claims under the direction of homeowners, CGL, E&O and D&O insurers in a variety of matters. His experience as defense counsel extends to construction disputes, claims of professional negligence against a variety of professionals, including insurance brokers and those involved in the construction industry, wrongful dismissal claims, oppression actions and other commercial matters. Scott also acts an umpire pursuant to the dispute resolution provisions of the Insurance Act.

As coverage counsel, Scott has brought and defended coverage actions concerning many forms of insurance, including CGL, E&O and D&O policies.

Scott is also a trained Arbitrator.


  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Manitoba, 1992
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Manitoba, 1997
  • Called to the Manitoba Bar in June, 1998
  • Called to the BC Bar in November, 2000
  • Qualified Arbitrator, 2015

Rankings + Recognitions

  • Recognized in Benchmark Canada – The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys as a “Litigation Star”.


Since bring called to the Manitoba and British Columbia Bars in 1998 and 2000, Scott has represented clients in wide variety of matters including:

  • Defense of insurance brokers
  • Defense of design professionals and contractors in construction related liability claims
  • Defense of personal injury and property damage claims on behalf of liability insurers
  • Providing opinions on coverage and advancing subrogation recovery claims on behalf of insurers
  • Advancing and defending corporate commercial disputes

Scott has appeared as counsel in all levels of the British Columbia courts and encourages his clients to engage in mediation and other forms of alternate dispute resolution.


  • Dogwood Complex Residential Care Facility
  • Lions Gate Hospital Acute Care Facility Project
  • BC Hydro Line Services
  • BC Hydro LED Street Lights Replacement
  • Whitehorse Community Care Project
  • Penticton Regional Hospital Patient Care Tower Project
  • Vernon Jubilee Hospital
  • Royal Inland Hospital
  • BC Hydro’s Site C Project