Professional Background

Talya Nemetz-Sinchein is a litigation Associate. Her practice encompasses advocacy in the areas of insurance coverage, professional liability, workplace law, construction and complex commercial disputes.  Talya’s areas of expertise include:

  • Construction matters, including contract disputes, negligence and delay claims.
  • Defending professional negligence claims against accountants.
  • Providing opinions on coverage and advancing subrogated  claims on behalf of insurers.
  • Prosecution of insurance fraud;
  • Advancing and defending corporate commercial disputes.
  • Defending local governments in complex claims.
  • Advising on discipline and dismissals, employment contracts as well as other employment and labour related matters.

Talya assists clients to resolve their disputes in a variety of ways, including negotiation, mediation, arbitration and, of course, litigation at all levels of court in British Columbia. Talya has also successfully advocated for clients before the BC Human Rights Tribunal and Worker’s Compensation Appeal Tribunal.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Queen’s University: 2009
  • Juris Doctor, Queen’s University: 2012
  • Called to the British Columbia Bar: 2013
  • Called to the Ontario Bar: 2018

Memberships

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, British Columbia Bar Association

Community + Volunteering

Talya is an active volunteer in her community and is currently a Director for the York House Alumnae Association. Facilitating mentorship relationships is one of Talya’s passions and she focuses on developing structured and organic mentorship opportunities for YHS alumnae residing locally and abroad.

  • Obtained judgment of $212,000 plus court-ordered interest and costs in a counterclaim against the Plaintiff who was found to have breached his insurance policy as a result of being incapable of operating a motor vehicle due to the influence of alcohol (Hamman v. ICBC, 2017 BCSC 1831).
  • 2016 BCSC 1108 – judgment in conversion against participants in 2011 Vancouver riot.