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Sim Harry is an experienced litigator who practices in the areas of health law, medical malpractice, insurance defence, regulatory law, and workers’ compensation.

In the course of her health practice, Sim has defended physicians, pharmacists, chiropractors, nursing homes and drug rehabilitation facilities. She enjoys a broad insurance practice and advises on insurance coverage disputes, product liability claims, construction defects, and serious personal injury claims.

Sim has represented clients in the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the British Columbia Court of Appeal. She advises respecting personal injury claims before the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal (WCAT) having made a number of successful submissions at WCAT.

Prior to law school Sim obtained her Bachelors of Nursing from the University of Manitoba. She worked as a nurse in adult emergency, internal medicine and orthopaedic surgery. Her experience as a nurse is an asset in handling complex injury and psychiatric claims.

She also studied political science at the University of Calgary. During her time as a political science major, Sim studied: Indian Politics, Indian Art History, and Hindi, at the University of Pune in India.

In her free time Sim enjoys Ashtanga Yoga, reading and travelling. She speaks Punjabi and Hindi.

Areas of Practice

  • Health Law
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Insurance law
  • Personal Injury
  • Workers’ Compensation & Administrative Law
  • Regulatory Law

Education

  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Alberta, obtained degree in 2009
  • Political Science major, University of Calgary/University of Pune – attended 2004 to 2006
  • Bachelor of Nursing, University of Manitoba – obtained degree in 2002

Professional Memberships and Affiliations

  • Member of the CBA National Health Law Section
  • Member of the CBA Working Group on Bill C45 the Cannabis Act
  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association (CBA)
  • Mentor with CBABC Women Lawyers Forum
  • Member of the Medical Legal Society of B.C.

Counsel Work

  • Jones v. The Owners, Strata Plan NWS177 (oral reasons delivered January 23, 2019) – The action was dismissed on the basis of a no evidence application brought by the defendants.
  • MacPherson v. White, 2016 BCSC 1151 – Successfully obtained an order adding an insurer under an SEF policy as a party to the personal injury action arising from a motor vehicle accident.
  • WCAT-2015-02949 – Successful s. 257 determination resulting in a complete bar to the tort action. WCAT held that both the plaintiff and defendant driver were workers engaged in the course of their employment for the City of Vancouver while carpooling to work in a City vehicle at the time of the motor vehicle accident.
  • WCAT-2014-03283 – Successful s. 257 determination. WCAT held the plaintiff and defendant, both crane operators stationed in a northern camp, were workers engaged in the course of their employment during a motor vehicle accident.
  • WCAT-2014-2671 – Successful s. 257 determination. WCAT held the plaintiff, a homecare worker travelling to the home of her first client, was a worker within the course of her employment.
  • Sam v. Corona, 2012 BCSC 2061 – Action dismissed at trial with costs to the defendant.
  • Kooner v. Singh (oral reasons delivered June 27, 2012) – Action dismissed at trial with costs for the defendant.
  • WCAT 2010-01352 – Successful appeal of the decision of the Workers’ Compensation Board (WCB) at the WCAT on the basis that the worker’s disc herniation arose out of and in the course of his employment.

Lectures / Publications / Seminars

  • Author, “FDA Approval of BiDil: First Step to Pharmacogenomics or Detour into Race-based Medicine?” Online Health Law Journal
  • Co-Author, “Popular Representations of Race: The News Coverage of BiDil” in Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics

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