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Robin N. McFee Q.C.

Partner since 1988

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A founding partner of Sugden, McFee & Roos, Robin McFee is rated as one of the leading British Columbia practitioners in the areas of corporate and commercial litigation and labor and employment law by both Lexpert and Best Lawyers in Canada.

Robin’s practice focuses on large, complex litigation matters arising in a wide variety of areas. His practice includes general commercial litigation, shareholder disputes, professional liability claims involving engineers, architects, lawyers and accountants, securities litigation, major personal injury/wrongful death claims, real estate litigation including specific performance actions, wrongful dismissal actions involving senior management personnel, and insurance coverage litigation. He has been counsel on numerous trials and appeals, including appeals to the Supreme Court of Canada.

Deeply involved in professional education throughout his career, Robin McFee is the Session Leader and a lecturer on the “Art of Cross-Examination” for the University of British Columbia Law School Advocacy Course. He lectured at the Inns of Court Programme for young lawyers, and was a guest lecturer for the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia.

Areas of Practice

  • Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Labour and Employment Law

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia, 1982


  • University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    • LL.B. – 1981
  • Queens University
    • B.A. – 1978

Representative Matters

  • Represented majority shareholders in litigation involving one of the largest and most successful family real estate companies in Canada
  • Counsel at trial successfully defending a claim for usurpation of a partnership opportunity
  • Counsel at trial, in the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada in proceedings that reaffirmed the non-deductibility of collateral benefits in tort actions
  • Represented the successful plaintiffs in a specific performance/constructive trust action involving the largest remaining developable piece of property in the Okanagan Valley of British Columbia
  • Represented individuals challenging the constitutional validity of the investigative/compelled testimony provisions of the British Columbia Securities Act
  • Counsel for a local religious denominational school in a matter that proceeded through the British Columbia and Ontario courts relating to the liquidation of a religious order
  • Counsel for a professional liability insurer in litigation against other insurers to determine priority of insurance coverage for underlying claims arising from a major infrastructure project
  • Counsel for strata corporations in proceedings seeking damages for the ingress of water into the building envelope of multi-unit residential buildings
  • Counsel for an infant plaintiff who suffered third degree burns to 45% of her body in a hot water scalding incident
  • Represented the surviving family members in a jury trial arising from the death of the family matriarch
  • Appointed arbitrator to adjudicate commercial disputes, professional liability, and insurance coverage matters
  • Represented investment representatives and brokers before the B.C. Securities Commission and the Registrar of Mortgage Brokers
  • Counsel for architects, engineers and certified professionals in numerous proceedings
  • Represented numerous executives and senior managers seeking damages for termination of employment with private sector employers, crown corporations and government


  • Session Leader & Lecturer, Art of Cross-Examination, University of British Columbia Law School Advocacy Course
  • Lecturer, Inns of Court Programme for young lawyers
  • Guest Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia

Honors and Awards

  • One of the Leading British Columbia Practitioners in the Areas of Corporate and Commercial Litigation and Labor and Employment Law, Lexpert
  • One of the Leading British Columbia Practitioners in the Areas of Corporate and Commercial Litigation and Labor and Employment Law, Best Lawyers in Canada

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Trial Lawyers’ Association, Executive Member
  • Trial Lawyers’ Association of Canada , Litigation Committee Member
  • Canadian Bar Association , Member
  • Appointed Queen’s Counsel by the Attorney General of British Columbia, January 2003
  • Appointed Fellow of the International Society of Barristers
  • Appointed to the Provincial Court Judge’s Compensation Commission, 2010 and 2013
  • Appointed to the Federal Judicial Advisory Committee, 2012 – 2014

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