Mike Adlem is head of Gowlings’ Insurance and Professional Liability Group and a litigation partner in the firm’s Vancouver office. His practice focuses on corporate commercial and insurance litigation.
He represents insurers, their insureds and self-insured organizations in a wide variety of litigation including class actions, product liability, directors and officers, construction, financial services, competition, technology, professional errors and omissions, defamation, medical and life & disability claims.
Mike's elected positions have included chairmanship of the National Insurance Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association and chairmanship of the Insurance Law Section of the British Columbia Branch of the Canadian Bar Association. He has also served as the Honorary Consul for the Czech Republic in British Columbia.
Mike represents parties in two of the largest current law suits in British Columbia. He is defending two tobacco companies in the Province of British Columbia's health care cost recovery action and he is national counsel to a bank in the Canadian credit card class actions which allege a price fixing conspiracy.