Gaynor Yeung joined our team in 1998. She is well versed in a broad range of insurance law matters. Gaynor has been recognized by her peers as one of the Best Lawyers in Canada for her work both in Insurance Law and Personal Injury Litigation. She is a well respected member of the bar who is serving her second term as an elected Bencher of the Law Society of BC.
Gaynor’s clients include leading property and casualty insurers, international retail corporations, motor vehicle carriers, and leasing companies. She has resolved many complex matters through informal negotiations and formal mediations. Where a swift, economic resolution has not been possible, Gaynor has protected her clients’ interests before all levels of British Columbia courts, juries, and specialized administrative tribunals.
Gaynor’s experience and knowledge, from decades of litigating in an array of specialty areas, has prepared her well for her practice as a mediator. Along with her technical understanding of litigated issues, she brings an intuitive and compassionate approach to mediation.
Gaynor is an active volunteer in the legal community, providing pro bono work, support to lawyers, and mentoring to both students and young practitioners. She has been recognized by the Vancouver Bar Association with the prestigious Peter S. Hyndman Mentorship award.
Outside of work, Gaynor loves to cheer her kids on in their sporting endeavours, travel, and share conversations and food with family and friends.
LL.B., University of British Columbia, 1995
B.A., University of British Columbia, 1992
Mediation and dispute resolution courses through the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine University, the University of British Columbia, and the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC
Professional Memberships & Affiliations
Bencher of the Law Society of British Columbia
Called to the British Columbia Bar in 1996
Member of the ADR Institute of British Columbia
Member of the ADR Institute of Canada
Member of the Vancouver Bar Association
Member of the Canadian Bar Association Civil Litigation and Insurance Law Sections
Member of the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia
Mentor for the Canadian Bar Association Women Lawyers Forum
Mentor and Guest Lecturer at the Peter A. Allard School of Law
Mentor for FACL BC (the Federation of Asian Canadian lawyers)
Volunteer with Lawyers’ Assistance Program
Volunteer with Access Pro Bono
Past Member of Advisory Committee to Judicial Council
Past Member of the Women in Insurance Cancer Crusade executive
Peter S. Hyndman Mentorship Award, 2018
Listed in the Best Lawyers in Canada 2021 (Insurance Law & Personal Injury Litigation)