Bilkey Law Corp
“Working towards Success”
Bilkey Law prides itself on being proactive and ahead of the curve. This has been modeled by the firm’s senior partner, David Bilkey, K.C., who has taught his team to have an open mind to new approaches and changes in the industry, allowing every team member to stay current and flexible with ever-changing markets. Charlotte Manning, a Partner in the firm, has been following David’s approach and has culminated into a steadfast leader. “We’re constantly thinking ahead to the future and designing new approaches to provide an efficient, economic, but top-tier service for our clients,” she says.
Bilkey Law Corp. is a boutique private insurance litigation firm serving Western Canada. Working with national and multi-national insurance clients, they have built trusted relationships and earned a reputation as an industry leader. The firm’s mission is to provide quality, top-tier legal services. Specialized expertise, diligence, and teamwork are the cornerstones of their practice, which prides itself on delivering consistently excellent results cost effectively. Bilkey Law’s work is dedicated exclusively to insurers, as well as their customers and business partners. They provide expertise in property and liability, bodily injury, subrogation recovery, insurance coverage, as well as specialized areas, including product liability, occupiers liability, E&O, D&O, multiparty construction disputes, recreational and farm property and liability, equine claims, environmental liability, fire origin & cause, and social & commercial host liability.
Charlotte has been a member of the firm since her law school days and never looked back. “David Bilkey, K.C. has been an unbelievable role model and mentor”, she says. “The advice I would give to every young leader is work hard to be the best you can be for you. The rest will come. Also, if an opportunity presents itself that you want, even if it’s scary, go for it.”
Charlotte has inspired and empowered team members to become great leaders of tomorrow. Her motto is always preparation. “Prepare, prepare, and then prepare some more. If you are prepared, chances are you will succeed. But it takes time and effort, there’s no way around that,” she explains. “I always have an eye out for opportunities for others and encourage those around me to take them”.
Originally from Vancouver Island, Charlotte obtained her undergraduate degree in criminology and psychology from Vancouver Island University. Following graduation from VIU, Charlotte worked as an adult probation officer in the Kootenays before attending law school. Since joining Bilkey Law in 2012, Charlotte has enjoyed a diverse insurance litigation practice and has appeared in both provincial and supreme court for insurance-related matters involving coverage, construction disputes/deficiencies, property, and bodily injury claims, as well as subrogation. Charlotte also has a niche practice in equine law.
For Charlotte, the most significant achievement of the firm has been the success of Bilkey Law’s lawyers in providing top tier legal representation to our clients. “We have a strong culture and program built around mentoring and teamwork. We have a collaborative approach that provides both expertise and cost-effective legal services which has turned into success in the industry,” elucidates Charlotte. “Our goals are to continue to provide excellent legal services to our clients, continue to foster and develop the lawyers of the future, and continue to love what we do.” WL
Bilkey Law Corp
Our mission is to provide quality, top tier legal services to insurers, their insureds and business partners. Specialized expertise, diligence and teamwork are the cornerstones of our practice, which prides itself on delivering consistently excellent results, cost effectively.