James M. Coady*, Q.C.

Director, Shareholder


Direct: 604 647 4105
Email: jcoady@nullboughtonlaw.com
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Assistant: Sharon Siu

Direct: 604 605 8338
Email: ssiu@nullboughtonlaw.com

Practice Areas
Areas of Expertise
  • Aboriginal Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Personal Injury

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James Coady is a Shareholder in Boughton Law’s Litigation Group, appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2015. He is President and Chairman of the Board of Directors of Boughton Law and a Director of Meritas, an association of over 170 law firms worldwide.  He has over 30 years’ litigation experience. His broad practice includes construction, commercial, securities, insurance, and aboriginal law.

James is frequently involved in high profile and complex cases and has appeared before all levels of the Canadian court system. He is listed in Best Lawyers in Canada for Corporate and Commercial Litigation as well as Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Significant cases include representing:

The Sechelt Indian Band in a constitutional case involving interjurisdictional immunity and the application of provincial laws to Sechelt Lands. Sechelt Indian Band v. British Columbia 2013 BCCA 262, leave to appeal to SCC sought by Attorney General of BC.

The British Columbia Housing Management Commission as lead counsel in the prosecution of approximately 100 multi residential “leaky condo” claims involving defective building envelopes.

The intervener Council of Yukon First Nations, in a case against the Yukon Government involving the duty to consult in the context of modern treaties, Beckman v. Little Salmon Carmacks First Nation 2010 SCC 53.

A strata corporation in what is, to the best of our knowledge, one of BC’S largest damage claims arising from multi-residential high rise building envelope failure.

  • University of British Columbia, B.A.
  • University of British Columbia, LL.B.
  • Year of Call: 1984 (B.C.)
  • Year of Call: 2017 (Alberta)
  • Year of Call: 2020 (Yukon)