Geoffrey Trotter

associate counsel

In addition to running his own civil litigation and constitutional law practice, Geoffrey is associate counsel to the Bleay Both Uppal LLP strata law practice.

Geoffrey is a published legal author, a father, a soccer coach, and a year-round bicycle commuter.

604 678 9190  |

assistant contact

Vivian Sorensen
604 689 8000 (ext. 160)

Education & Accreditations


Member, Law Society of British Columbia (2009)

University of British Columbia, LL.B. (2007)

Law clerk, BC Supreme Court (2007-2008)

University of British Columbia, B.A. International Relations (2004)



After his graduation from the UBC law school in 2007 as the recipient of a number of awards including the Panvini Law Scholarship and the Bruce H McColl Memorial Prize in Human Rights, Geoffrey clerked with the BC Supreme Court, articled at a large firm, honed his litigation skills for three and a half years with one of Vancouver’s most highly regarded litigation boutiques, and joined Bleay Both Uppal LLP as associate counsel in 2013.

A pure litigator, Geoffrey has represented his clients at all levels of court in British Columbia (including as lead counsel in trial, major chambers, and appeal matters) and at the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as in numerous tribunals including the Human Rights Tribunal and the Civil Resolution Tribunal.

Publications & Significant Strata Judgments


Louie v. The Owners of Strata Plan VR-1323, 2015 BCSC 1832:

Strata Plan VR360 v. Jauhar, 2016 BCPC 238:

Chow v. The Owners, Strata Plan NW 3243, 2017 BCSC 2331

Van’t Haaff v. The Owners, Strata Plan No. ESP18 and others, 2020 BCHRT 158:

The Owners, Strata Plan LMS 1588 (Re), 2021 BCSC 2287:

Mellor v. Foslien, 2021 BCCRT 440:

The Owners, Strata Plan NW981, 2022 BCSC 2038:

Jamali v. The Owners, Strata Plan No. VR732, 2023 BCHRT 151: