Stuart Hankinson's practice is focused on complex construction, commercial and insurance dispute resolution. Owners, developers, EPC and EPCM contractors, design-builders, design professionals, insurers, construction and project managers and the various parties involved in P3 projects regularly ask him to manage their most difficult disputes. Stuart acts as a mediator and arbitrator of complex construction and commercial disputes and as a sole Dispute Adjudication Board (DAB)/Dispute Resolution Board (DRB) member from time to time. He is a Charter Fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers and is recognized as a leading lawyer by various well-known legal publishers including Lexpert, The Legal 500, Who's Who Legal and Benchmark Litigation Canada.
To complement his practice, Stuart lectures regularly for organizations including the Canadian Institute, Insight Education Services, Agenda Management Limited and Pacific Business & Law Institute.
Stuart is a former chairman of the Canadian Bar Association's Construction Law Section (BC).
Prior to joining Bennett Jones, Stuart was a founding principal and managing director of a leading British Columbia construction, insurance and business law firm (1991-2015) and lawyer at another leading British Columbia law firm (1980-1991).