I provide litigation counsel to individuals and companies involved in a wide range of complex business disputes. I’m always looking for the best way to solve the problem at hand – typically through a careful analysis of the case, and strategic negotiation with the other parties involved.

I’ll work hard to find a genuine solution to your dispute – but if a case can’t be settled, I won’t hesitate to go to court.

After many years at large firms – working for large corporations – I started Hirji Law Corporation in January 2014 to focus on representing small and medium sized businesses. The entrepreneurial spirit that fuels your small business fuels my small firm too.

My experience spans many different industries, including the technology sector, retail, banking, real estate development, construction, mining, and manufacturing.


Some of my recent and notable cases include:

  • Counsel for the landowner in an expropriation dispute with the District of North Vancouver:  Hanlon v. North Vancouver (District), 2022 BCSC 353, affirmed on appeal: Hanlon v. North Vancouver (District), 2023 BCCA 114.
  • Counsel for a restoration contractor in a dispute with the homeowner: Epic Restoration Services Inc. v. Fuller et al., 2023 BCSC 232; application for double costs allowed: 2023 BCSC 810.
  • Counsel for a shareholder in a dispute with other shareholders over the ownership of a commercial property (2021).
  • Counsel for a mining company in a private arbitration involving land rights and royalty payments (2020).
  • Counsel for the homeowners in a dispute with the former owner involving environmental contamination: Ban v. Keleher, 2017 BCSC 1132
  • Counsel for a shareholder in a dispute with the company over a share purchase contract (2018).
  • Counsel for Sigma Engineering Ltd. in a dispute involving the ownership of water licence applications for independent power projects (IPPs): 2014 BCSC 144; appeal dismissed: 2015 BCCA 451. Leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada refused: 2016 SCC 36797. Further applications and appeals dismissed: 2016 BCSC 1422, 2017 BCCA 275, 2018 BCCA 69.
  • Counsel for New Nadina Explorations Limited in a dispute involving surface rights: 2014 BCSC 2165; appeal dismissed: 2015 BCCA 243;
  • Co-Counsel for a major Canadian retailer in a rent renewal / lease arbitration.
  • Counsel for the purchaser of a home where the vendor threatened not to complete the sale.
  • Counsel for the company in a dispute with a former director alleged to have stolen money and equipment.
  • Counsel for a homeowner in a claim against a renovation contractor.


I go to court on behalf of my clients on a regular basis.  I have appeared in the the B.C. Provincial Court, the British Columbia Supreme Court, the British Columbia Court of Appeal, and I have participated in proceedings before the Supreme Court of Canada.

While working in Ontario (from 2003 to 2006), I appeared in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, The Court of Appeal for Ontario, and almost every Provincial courthouse between Windsor and Cornwall.

I have also appeared as counsel at various administrative tribunals including the B.C. Surface Rights Board, the B.C. Environmental Appeal Board, the B.C. Property Assessment Appeal Board, The B.C. Oil and Gas Appeal Tribunal, the Ontario Municipal Board, and the Ontario Energy Board.


  • Law Society of British Columbia, PLTC, 2006
  • Law Society of Upper Canada, Bar Admissions Course, 2003
  • University of Toronto, 2002, LLB
  • McGill University, 1999, BA (Hons)


  • Presenter, 2022 Caselaw Update, 2022 B.C. Expropriation Association Fall Seminar, October 2022
  • Author, “Starting a Solo Practice”, presentation to the  Thompson Rivers University School of Law, November 13, 2014
  • Co-Author (with Jeff Frame), “Positive Covenants:  Enforceability and Registration”, 2014 B.C. Expropriation Association Fall Seminar, October 2014
  • Presenter, “The Future of Compensation Claims Where No Land is Taken”, 2013 B.C. Expropriation Association Fall Seminar, November 2013.
  • Author, Collecting Foreign Currency Debts in British Columbia:  An Examination of the Foreign Money Claims Act, National Creditor/Debtor Review vol. 26, no. 2, June 2011.
  • Presenter, 2011 Small Claims Court Seminar, CLE-BC, May 2011.
  • Author, “Shafron v. KRG and the Doctrine of ‘Blue-Pencil’ Severance”, In-House Seminar, January 2009.
  • Presenter, 2008 Civil Litigation “Boot Camp”, CLE-BC, January 2008.
  • Co-Author, “Understanding and Attacking Appraisal Reports”, In-House Seminar, April 2007.
  • Co-Author, “The Law of Appraisers’ Liability”, In-House Seminar, April 2006.
  • Co-Author, “Urban Land Renewal Assembly:  Where Do We ‘Grow’ From Here?”, International Right of Way Association Conference, October 2005.
  • Author, “View from the South:  Suzette Kelo v. New London”, Ontario Expropriation Association newsletter, Fall 2005.


I am an avid cyclist, hiker, and backpacker. I enjoy traveling, and I have traveled extensively in Canada, the United States, Mexico, India, France, Peru, Argentina, and Chile.

These days, when I’m not in the office you can often find me on my road bike, sometimes riding loops around Stanley Park, and sometimes riding longer distances like the Whistler Gran Fondo, or the ride from Sumas to Mount Baker.

Two or three times a week – if you wake up early – you might see me riding my bike over the Lions Gate Bridge into the office.