Christopher Grisdale

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Chris looks for unconventional solutions to complex legal problems while keeping a keen eye on case strategy.  He knows that effective advocacy requires telling compelling narratives. 

Chris’ practice includes a broad range of commercial, civil and public law matters.  His commercial experience includes contract and construction disputes, and oppression claims; his civil experience includes copyright disputes, defamation, fraud, estates litigation, mass torts, and employment disputes in both unionized and non-unionized workplaces.  Chris has represented traditional media, developers, major financial institutions, and public and private companies.

Chris has advised a regulatory body on the design of its review procedures and has provided opinions to regulatory bodies in the exercise of their statutory powers.  He has also advised public and private entities on provincial election law.

Chris has acted in matters before the British Columbia Supreme Court and the British Columbia Court of Appeal.  During law school, Chris won several awards and worked for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the United Food and Commercial Workers Union on law reform.  He has published op-eds in the Toronto Star and the Globe and Mail.  Prior to joining Lax O’Sullivan, Chris was a litigation associate at a national law firm and clerked for the British Columbia Supreme Court. 


  • Called to the Ontario Bar, 2017
  • Called to the British Columbia Bar, 2017
  • Clerkship: Justices Voith, Griffin and DeWitt-Van Oosten of the British Columbia Supreme Court
  • J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School, 2015
  • M.A., Philosophy, University of Waterloo, 2010
  • B. A. (Honours), Philosophy and Political Science, University of Waterloo, 2008