Tyler Galbraith
Operating through a Law Corporation
Assistant
Rawad Ben-Suleiman

Profile

A highly experienced lawyer, Tyler Galbraith represents most stakeholders in the construction industry, including contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and owners. As well as acting as project counsel for clients, he provides advice on all aspects of construction projects, including contract drafting, procurement, dispute resolution, bond and insurance claims and liens. Approaching matters with a problem-solving perspective, he seeks to obtain the best result, as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Tyler has appeared before all levels of court in British Columbia, and his involvement spans appeals, trials, arbitrations and mediations. He has acted in numerous builders lien and tender cases, disputes arising from delays, defective work, contract termination, bond claims, and insurance coverage matters.

Prior to joining JML, Tyler clerked for five justices of the Supreme Court of British Columbia and then articled and worked as an associate at a national law firm where he gained general commercial litigation experience.

When not practicing law Tyler enjoys spending time with his family and when they’ve had enough of him, he enjoys the occasional run or ride. 

Experience Highlights

  • Acted for several design-build contractors in a variety of large infrastructure projects providing project and dispute related advice, including with respect to the design and construction of highways, bridges, dams, transmission lines, schools, prisons and hospitals
  • Acted for various owners, general contractors and subcontractors in procurement disputes involving tender obligations and related issues
  • Acted for large, medium and small, local, national and international general contractors and large, medium and small, local and national sub and trade contractors handling a myriad of project and dispute related issues
  • Prepared procurement documents, construction contracts, supply agreements, joint venture agreements, indemnity agreements and similar arrangements

Education & Bar Admissions

  • B.A., University of Victoria, 1997
  • LL.B, University of British Columbia, 2002
  • Law Clerk, Supreme Court of British Columbia, 2002-2003
  • Called to the Bar of British Columbia, 2004

Rankings & Recognitions

  • Incoming Fellow, Canadian College of Construction Lawyers
  • Recommended, Doyles Leading Construction, Engineering & Infrastructure Lawyers — British Columbia, 2020

Memberships & Associations

  • Law Society of BC
  • Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch) – Construction Law Subsection
  • Vancouver Regional Construction Association
  • Vancouver Island Construction Association

Seminars & Speaking Engagements

Tyler is a regular presenter at the following construction and legal associations:

  • Vancouver Regional Construction Association
  • Vancouver Island Construction Association
  • Southern Interior Construction Association
  • Northern Regional Construction Association
  • Electrical Contractors Association of BC
  • Mechanical Contractors Association of BC
  • Fenestration Association of BC
  • Continuing Legal Education BC
  • Pacific Business Law Institute

Publications

  • Editor, Holdback chapter, BC Builders Liens Practice Manual
  • British Columbia editor, Construction Liens chapter, Canadian Forms & Precedents: Debtor/Creditor
  • Editor, Builders Lien chapter, Professional Legal Training Course BC
  • Contributor, Construction Business Magazine