ROBERT P. HRABINSKY - PARTNER

Robert was called to the Saskatchewan bar in 1988, and to the British Columbia bar in 1992. He practices in the areas of Administrative and Regulatory Law, Commercial Litigation and General Civil Litigation. Acting for both individuals, professionals and institutional clients, Robert’s experience ranges from legislative drafting to litigation in matters both small and large, including class action litigation.

Robert has acted as counsel in matters before the Saskatchewan Court of Queen’s Bench, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, the British Columbia Supreme Court, the British Columbia Court of Appeal, the Federal Court of Canada, and the Supreme Court of Canada. He has acted as counsel in matters before a variety of administrative bodies including the British Columbia Farm Industry Review Board, the National Farm Products Council, the Canadian International Trade Tribunal and the Community Care and Assisted Living Appeal Board. Robert has also appeared as counsel on Parliament Hill before a joint committee of the Senate and the House of Commons, and has assisted with the drafting of both federal and provincial legislation, as well as subordinate regulations promulgated by regulatory authorities.

In the area of health law, Robert has:

  • Provided advice to in-house counsel and medical administration in quality of care / hospital privileges cases;

  • Represented physicians in complaint proceedings before the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia;

  • Acted for hospitals in judicial review proceedings arising under the Mental Health Act, before the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal;

  • Provided advice in anticipation of litigation in contract procurement cases;

  • Provided advice to Licensing Officers, and acted as counsel for Medical Health Officers in proceedings brought before the Community Care and Assisted Living Appeal Board;

  • Provided advice to Environmental Health Officers and acted as counsel in various matters in which injunctive relief has been sought; and

  • Provided general advice (including training for licensing officers and Medical Health Officers) with respect to administrative and regulatory law.

Representative Clients

  • British Columbia Broiler Hatching Egg Commission

  • British Columbia Egg Marketing Board

  • British Columbia Milk Marketing Board

  • British Columbia Turkey Marketing Board

  • British Columbia Vegetable Marketing Commission

  • Fraser Health Authority

  • Motor Dealer Customer Compensation Fund

  • Motor Vehicle Sales Authority of British Columbia

  • Provincial Health Services Authority

  • Vancouver Coastal Health Authority

Practice Areas

  • Administrative and Regulatory Law

  • Commercial Litigation

  • Constitutional Law

  • Employment Law

  • General Civil Litigation

  • Health Law

  • Professional Discipline

Member

  • Law Society of British Columbia

  • Law Society of Saskatchewan (Non-Practising)

Author

  • Document Automation: Real-World Implementation, Pacific Legal Technology Conference, 2005

Appointments

  • Appointed by Order in Council “Official Representative” for the Saskatoon Mental Health District. Administered and provided patient advocate services in accordance with the Mental Health Services Act. (1989)