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Gubeli, Aaron D.
Associate

Biography

Aaron has a general insurance litigation practice with experience in a broad range of areas, including the defence of actions involving product liability, personal injury, construction, commercial issues and medical malpractice. Aaron also routinely acts for clients in pursuing subrogated property loss claims and advising clients regarding coverage.
Aaron was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2019 after completing his articles at Guild Yule LLP. Since being called to the Bar, Aaron has represented clients in both the British Columbia Provincial Court and Supreme Court.
During law school, Aaron wrote the top essay in the Canadian Defence Lawyers Foundation’s Essay Prize Contest, which was published in Justice Archibald’s 2018 Annual Review of Civil Litigation. Aaron was also the recipient of awards including the Harper Grey LLP Prize in Insurance Law, the Panvini Scholarship in Law and the Tracey Gibb Memorial Scholarship in Law.
Outside of law, Aaron maintains an active outdoor lifestyle, including hiking, skiing, soccer, travelling and camping. Aaron is a Regional Referee with the British Columbia Soccer Association and can frequently be found on the local pitch.

Recent decisions | Representative Work

De Sousa v. Rogers, 2019 BCSC 128 – assisted in the successful defence of a claim against two dentists where plaintiff alleged negligence and lack of informed consent

PBC Health Benefits Society v. 0055326 B.C. Ltd. (16 October 2018), Vancouver S182829 (S.C.) – assisted in the successful dismissal of an application for leave to file a third party notice against insurer for indemnity – successfully argued that relief being sought did not relate to relief sought by plaintiff

Education | Professional Affiliations

2019 Called to the British Columbia Bar
2018 J.D., University of British Columbia
2015 B.B.A., Trinity Western University
2015 B.A. in Political Studies, Trinity Western University

Member, Law Society of British Columbia
Member, Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch
Member, Vancouver Bar Association
Member, Canadian Defence Lawyers

Publications | Seminars

Lectures

November 2018: Co-Presenter at CLE BC Insurance Law Conference, “Duty to Defend”

Publications

November 2018: Co-Author, “Insurers Caught Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: An Update on the Duty to Defend”, CLE BC Insurance Law Conference

October 2018: Author, “Developments in the Duty to Defend Intentional and Criminal Acts Post-Scalera: The Case for a Limited Exception to the Rule Against Extrinsic Evidence” in Todd L. Archibald, ed., Annual Review of Civil Litigation (Toronto, ON: Thomson Reuters, 2018)

August 2018: Co-Author, Guild Yule Briefing Note, “Private Property Owner Tort Liability for Bylaw Breach”

Contact

Direct Phone

604.844.5576

Email

agubeli@guildyule.com

Assistant

Anna Loverro

604-688-1221 ext.282

Practice Areas

Commercial law
Education law
Health care litigation
Insurance law
Motor vehicle litigation
Municipal law
Occupiers liability
Personal injury law
Product liability
Professional liability
Subrogation