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Winterton, Dean J.


Dean joined Guild Yule in 2018. Dean has experience in the areas of general commercial and insurance litigation, including the defence of businesses. He also practices in defending professional liability actions, including claims against lawyers, personal injury, property damage, product and occupiers’ liability actions.

Prior to joining Guild Yule Dean practiced as an Attorney/Solicitor of the High Court of South Africa for three years and as an Advocate/Barrister of the High Court of South Africa for three years. He has represented clients in the High courts of South Africa at trial court and appeal court level. (Barristers and Solicitors practice independently of each other in South Africa.)

Dean enjoys hiking, camping and cycling.

Recent decisions | Representative Work

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia v Teck Metals Ltd., 2020 BCSC 1617
Abbott v. Nanaimo/Ladysmith School District No.68, 2021 BCSC 665
Khoe v Guo, 2023 BCSC 381
Gill v. Gill Estate, 2023 BCCA 427
Yancheshmeh v Doe, 2023 BCSC 2192

Education | Professional Affiliations


2018 Called to the British Columbia Bar
2017 Federation of Law Societies of Canada, Certificate of Canadian Accreditation
2014 Admitted as an Advocate/Barrister of the High Court of South Africa
2011 Admitted as an Attorney/Solicitor of High Court of South Africa
2008 LLB, University of Pretoria, South Africa

Professional Affiliations:

Member, Law Society of British Columbia
Member, Canadian Bar Association, B.C. Branch (Insurance Law and Civil Litigation – Vancouver sections)


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Debbie Parkins

604.688.1221 ext.251