Amelia Staunton

Amelia Staunton (She/Her)

Amelia’s practice focuses primarily on complex personal injury actions, including spinal and brain injuries, as well as wrongful death, sexual assault and historical sexual assault, and psychiatric conditions. Amelia’s expertise includes the defence of claims arising in the context of products liability (dangerous or defective products), commercial host liability, malpractice, and sport and recreation injuries. Amelia frequently defends local governments in claims giving rise to serious injuries, and has also defended complex and catastrophic personal injury claims brought under maritime law.

Amelia’s practice also includes the defence of professions and corporations in respect of alleged breaches of regulatory and professional regimes, including licensing issues and complaints, particularly where those issues intersect with civil liability resulting in personal injury to third parties. Her practice has also included determinations of the statutory bar against worker on worker actions before the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal.

In addition to her legal practice, Amelia is the co-chair of the Dolden Student Committee.

Professional Affiliations and Memberships

  • Called to the British Columbia Bar, 2004
  • Canadian Bar Association

Reported Decisions:

A1802181 (Re), 2021 Canlii 48837 (BC WCAT)

A1903095 (Re), 2021 Canlii 86008 (BC WCAT)

Palomino Holdings (Re), 2018 BCLRB 11(Canlii)

WCAT-2010-02773 (Re), 2010 Canlii 75931 (BC WCAT)

Davis v. Kin’s Farm Market (Lynn Valley) Ltd. 2010 BCSC 677

Yeung (Guardian ad litem of) v. Au, 2006 BCCA 217

Dempsey v. Envision Credit Union et al, 2006 BCSC 750

TKS Developments Ltd. v. Gill and Gill, 2005 BCSC 906

Publications & Speaking Engagements:

Speaker: Divisible/Indivisible Injuries Panel, Best Defence Vancouver, September 12, 2023

Author: Can a Municipality Avoid Liability by Delegating Responsibility for Maintenance of Sidewalks to Residents and Businesses? – Dolden Newsletter, February 2023

Speaker/Presenter – BC Auto Reform Webinar, CIAA, August 19, 2021 & May 19, 2022

Author: ICBC No-Fault Insurance Model Comes into Effect – Dolden Newsletter, May 2021

Author: Covid-19 Update: Limitation Period Extensions – Dolden Newsletter, February 19. 2021

Speaker: Impact of Covid-19 on Litigation & Risk Management, Insurance Institute, December 8, 2020

Cited: When the Mind Fails to Heal, Canadian Lawyer Magazine, 11 February 2019

Cited: Trial Delays in Personal Injury Disputes Add Insult to Injury, Canadian Lawyer Magazine, 21 October 2019

Author: Indivisible Injuries, Dolden, 2019, 2022

Author: A Scar on the Mind: Implications of Saadati v. Moorhead, Dolden Wallace Folick LLP publication

Speaker: Trending Topics in Tort Law: Occupiers Liability, Insurance Institute, October 28, 2017

Author: Workers’ Compensation Act and Tort Proceedings, Dolden Wallace Folick LLP publication, 2008

Co-author: Compensation for the Class: Ascertaining and Distributing Damages in a Competition Class Action, Litigating Conspiracy: An Analysis of Competition Class Actions, Stephen G.A. Pitel, ed. (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2006)

Amelia Staunton's practice areas include:


Complex Personal Injury

Occupiers’ Liability

Civil Sexual Abuse

Excess and Cross Border Auto

First Nations

Hospitality – Liquor Liability, Social and Commercial Host Liability

Municipal Liability

Product Liability

Sports and Recreational Liability

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