Scott’s litigation/dispute resolution practice is focused on family law matters. He regularly appears in Court on behalf of his clients and assists them with negotiated and mediated settlements. Scott is an accredited Family Law Mediator and Arbitrator.

Mr. Booth is an active member of the Vancouver Family Bar and is the past chair of the Canadian Bar Association’s Vancouver Family Law Section. He is a regular contributor to CLE family law publications and guest speaker at family law courses. In addition, Scott is a member of the Editorial Board for the Family Law Sourcebook for British Columbia.

Education and Bar Admission

  • B.Eng. (Mechanical): Carleton University, 1989
  • LL.B.: University of Victoria, 1993
  • Called to the Bar: British Columbia, 1994

Professional Experience

In his family law practice, Scott focuses on obtaining reasonable negotiated settlements to his client’s disputes wherever appropriate. Nevertheless, the majority of his family practice is litigation and Scott has appeared before all levels of B.C. Courts in relation to a broad range of matrimonial and family law disputes, including: custody and access disputes; mobility disputes; spousal support claims and property disputes, including trust claims involving corporate and other assets.

Professional Activities

  • Course Presenter, Family Law 2008:Collecting and Presenting Evidence, Trial Lawyer Association of BC, May 2008.
  • Course Chair, Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines Update 2006 for the Continuing Legal Education Society, March 2006
  • Course Presenter, “Family Law Boot Camp”, Continuing Legal Education Society, October 2005 and March 2008
  • Lecturer, PLTC Bar admission course – Family Law, 2007
  • Lecturer, PLTC Bar admission course – Builders Liens, 1999 – 2003
  • Guest Lecturer, Introduction to Builders Lien Law, the Architectural Institute of British Columbia, 2000, 2004, 2006
  • Panelist, “Basics of Family Law”, Continuing Legal Education Society, Spring 2000

Professional Memberships

  • Past Chair, Canadian Bar Association, Vancouver Family Law Section
  • Events Coordinator and Secretary, Canadian Bar Association, Vancouver Family Law Section, 2000 – 2004

Publications

  • Member of the Editorial Board, Family Law Sourcebook for British Columbia
  • Contributing Author, BC Family Law Agreements Manual, 2007 update
  • Co-Author, “Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines: Buyer Beware”, March 2006
  • Author, “Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines – Effective Use of the SSAG Software: Avoiding Garbage In, Garbage Out”, March 2006
  • Co-Author, “Basics of Commencing Proceedings in Family Litigation”, October, 2005, March 2008
  • Author, “Financial Disclosure and Production of Documents: Getting What you Want”, October 2005
  • Author, “Spousal Support: – the Basics”, March 2008
  • Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines- Avoiding Errors and Unsophisticated Use
  • Mould Claims, Implications for the Construction Industry in Canada [pdf]

Personal

When not practicing law, Scott spends time with his family and he and they are involved in a multitude of sports and activities.