Michael Skene '85
Michael Skene is a partner in our Vancouver office. Michael practises in the areas of construction and surety law, media law and defamation, and commercial litigation. He has extensive experience in substantial construction disputes of all kinds, representing sureties, owner-developers, contractors, subtrades, and lenders. He has successfully represented clients before various tribunals, provincial and superior courts, and in the Supreme Court of Canada.
Michael also has extensive experience in all aspects of media and defamation law, including pre-broadcast and pre-publication advice, obtaining access to court documents, setting aside publication bans, and pursuing and defending libel claims. The resolution of various commercial disputes through litigation, arbitration and mediation comprises the remainder of his practice.
“I often mentor young lawyers at my firm, and it’s one of the most rewarding things that I do. I greatly enjoyed my time at Saints, and have been honoured to serve on the boards of the Old Boys, the Society and the Foundation. My sons James ’22 and Wills ’25 love it at the Junior School. I hope that I am able to be useful to a new Old Boy mentee.