Murray A. Clemens, K.C., FCIArb.


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Assistant Details

Michele Creamore

Murray A. Clemens, K.C. is a sought-after ADR neutral with a depth of experience as both arbitrator and mediator for business disputes of all sorts. Murray’s skill as a mediator and arbitrator is built on over forty years of experience in civil and commercial litigation and administrative law. As counsel, Murray has appeared in all Superior Courts of British Columbia, in the Supreme Court of Canada and before arbitration panels involving shareholders and partnership disputes, professional negligence claims, real estate, commercial matters, employment, securities, banking, insurance and maritime litigation.

In addition to acting as counsel in hundreds of commercial disputes Murray has been appointed the sole arbitrator, member or chair of an arbitration panel in more than 100 disputes arising in broad commercial context.  Sector examples include:

Construction – Mines, Utilities, Commercial Buildings, Ships, Roads and Infrastructure

Corporate – Private Resolution of Shareholders Disputes

Employment – Termination, Pension and Competition Disputes

Estates – Trust Issues

Forestry – Renewable Contract Disputes, Compensation Disputes

Franchising – Disputes between franchisors and franchisees

Manufacturing – Assembly Line, Automated Picking and Order Assembly Performance Disputes

Mining – Development and Construction, Joint Venture Disputes

Partnership – Private Resolution of Partnership Disputes

Medical Practitioners – Grant and Fee Allocations, Fee Disputes and Interest Disputes Among Members of Professional Associations over allocations of economic entitlements

Real Estate – Development Disputes, Taxation Disputes, Joint Venture Disputes, Commercial Strata Disputes, Lease Disputes, Air Parcel Cost Allocation Disputes

Transportation – Rate Disputes, Intermodal Disputes, Port, Hub and shared Facilities Disputes

  • British Columbia Bar, 1976
  • LL.B., Queen’s University, 1975
  • B.A., University of Toronto, 1972
  • Appointed King’s Counsel (formerly known as Queen’s Counsel) in 1993
  • Murray is regularly highly ranked by Lexpert®The Best Lawyers in Canada, Benchmark Canada and Chambers Global.
Community Involvement
  • Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London, England)
  • Listed Arbitrator, Canada Transportation Agency pursuant to Section 56 of the Canada Transportation Act, 1987 to present
  • Registered mediator and arbitrator, 2017 Register of Timber Harvesting Contract and Subcontract Mediators and Arbitrators
Cases of Interest

Murray has extensive experience and success litigating hundreds of cases.  His practice is now focused on acting a neutral in arbitrations and mediations.

Publications and Presentations
  • Co-author and Presenter, Litigation Support, with Clayton Schultz, FCA, 1986 – Annual Meeting of Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • “The Lawyer – Expert Relationship from Initial Consultation Through Post Trial”paper presented to the Continuing Education Association of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia, 1991
  • Canadian Correspondent for the International Insurance Law Review, Sweet & Maxwell London, 1993 to 1999
  • Editorial Board, Credit and Banking Litigation, Federated Press, Montreal, 1994 to 1999
  • Materials for International Commercial Arbitration Training Course presented by the American Arbitration Association and the North American Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (co-author) – Vancouver, B.C., May 1996
  • “Jurisdiction to Grant Relief from Forfeiture in Commercial Arbitration” – The Advocate, September 1999
  • The British Columbia Trial Handbook, contributor, (CLE 2003)