John A. Vamplew

Director, Whitelaw Twining Law Corporation

John Vamplew is the Chair of Whitelaw Twining’s Subrogation and Business Loss Groups, and he is also a member of the firm’s Insurance and Manufacturing Risks Groups.

John’s particular areas of experience include:
– advising insurers on coverage obligations under all types of policies including CGL, Comprehensive Homeowners, Boiler & Machinery, E&O, Life, Accident and Disability
– acting for insurers with respect to insurance coverage litigation
– acting for defendants in professional negligence claims, with particular emphasis on claims against those involved in the health care industry
– acting for defendants in property damage and casualty claims, with particular emphasis on fire losses, product liability, occupiers liability and construction deficiency claims
– acting for insurers on subrogated claims

LL.B., University of New Brunswick, 1994
B.A., University of British Columbia, 1990

Professional Memberships & Affiliations
Called to the British Columbia Bar in 1995
Called to the Northwest Territories Bar in 2002
Chair (2010-2012), National Insurance Section, Canadian Bar Association
Past Chair, BC Insurance Section, Canadian Bar Association
Contributing Editor of the Insurance Law Journal
Guest Lecturer, Civil Litigation, B.C. Professional Legal Training Course
Member of the Canadian Bar Association Insurance Law, Civil Litigation, and Construction Law Sections

When not practicing law, John and his wife Crystal spend most of their time chasing their two young boys. As time permits, John also enjoys mountain biking, cheering for the Vancouver Canucks, and taking part in volunteer and charitable endeavours. John was a volunteer at the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, he is a past campaign co-ordinator for the United Way, and a past Director of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind.