Sim Harry is an experienced litigator who enjoys a broad practice in corporate commercial litigation. She represents clients ranging from individuals, to privately held corporations, to large national corporations. Prior to joining KZEL, Sim gained extensive experience in health law having defended physicians, pharmacists, chiropractors, nursing homes and drug rehabilitation facilities. She also maintained a broad insurance practice advising on insurance coverage disputes, product liability claims, construction defects, and serious personal injury claims. Sim has represented clients in the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the British Columbia Court of Appeal. She advises respecting personal injury claims before the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal (WCAT), having made a number of successful submissions at WCAT.

Prior to law school Sim obtained her Bachelors of Nursing from the University of Manitoba. She worked as a nurse in adult emergency, internal medicine and orthopaedic surgery. Her experience as a nurse is an asset in handling complex injury and psychiatric claims. She also studied political science at the University of Calgary. During her time as a political science major, Sim studied: Indian Politics, Indian Art History, and Hindi, at the University of Pune in India.

In her free time Sim enjoys Ashtanga Yoga, reading and travelling. She speaks Punjabi and Hindi. She is currently studying Mandarin.

Education

Mandarin Beginner 1, University of British Columbia - current
Bachelor of Laws, University of Alberta, 2009
Political Science major, University of Calgary/University of Pune - 2004-2006
Bachelor of Nursing, University of Manitoba, 2002

Bar Admissions

British Columbia, 2010

Professional Activities

  • Member of the CBA National Law Section
  • Member of the CBA Working Group on Bill C45 the Cannabis Act
  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
  • Member of the Medical Legal Society of B.C.
  • Mentor with CBABC Womens Law Forum

Other Professional Activities

  • Author, "FDA Approval of BiDil: First Step to Pharmacogenomics or Detour into Race-based Medicine?" Online Health Law Journal
  • Co-Author, "Popular Representations of Race: The News Coverage of BiDil" in Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics

Publications, Press & Notable Cases

  • Jones v. The Owners, Strata Plan NWS177 (oral reasons delivered January 23, 2019) – The action was dismissed on the basis of a no evidence application brought by the defendants.
  • MacPherson v. White, 2016 BCSC 1151 – The non-party insurer successfully obtained an order adding itself as a party to the personal injury action which arose from a motor vehicle accident, on the basis of the SEF policy.
  • WCAT-2015-02949 – The defendants were successful in the s. 257 determination thereby invoking a complete bar to the tort action.
  • WCAT-2014-03283 – The defendant was successful in the s. 257 determination thereby invoking a complete bar to the tort action.
  • WCAT-2014-2671 – The defendants were successful in the s. 257 determination thereby invoking a complete bar to the tort action.
  • Sam v. Corona, 2012 BCSC 2061 – Action dismissed at trial with costs to the defendant.
  • Kooner v. Singh (oral reasons delivered June 27, 2012) – Action dismissed at trial with costs for the defendant.
  • WCAT 2010-01352 – Successful appeal of the decision of the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) at WCAT, on the basis that the worker’s disc herniation arose out of, and in the course of his employment.

Languages

Punjabi, Hindi

Practice Areas

Contact

Sim K. Harry

604.232.7229
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