Lindsay Nilsson

Lindsay Nilsson

Lindsay joined the firm in 2018 with a practice that mainly focusses on professional liability (errors and omissions).  Lindsay is the National Co-Chair of the firm’s Municipal Defence Practice Group. She joined the partnership of Dolden Wallace Folick LLP in 2022. Her clients include architects, engineers, real estate agents and various local government agencies and staff including police officers, fire fighters, building inspectors and recreational staff.  She specializes in both complex construction disputes as well as personal injury matters.

Lindsay spent 10 years defending local governments as Legal Counsel and the Director of Claims and Legal Services for the Municipal Insurance Association of British Columbia and she speaks regularly at conferences throughout the province on liability and risk management issues facing local governments, registered professionals and real estate agents.  Lindsay has extensive litigation experience at all levels of court in British Columbia.  Some of her reported decisions include:

Barkwell v. Central Animal Hospital, 2022 BCPC VER-C-52248: successful defence of an animal hospital in a veterinarian negligence case.

McPherson v. Penticton Indian Band et al, 2019 FC 917: the judicial review of an electoral officer’s decision to refuse an appeal of electron results of the Band’s Councill.

Peace River Greenhouses v. District of Taylor, 2016 BCSC 1448: successful defence of a volunteer fire department’s response to a chemical fire at a commercial greenhouse operation.

Thom v. Hearth Architecture et al., 2016 BCSC 1832 (affirmed on appeal: 2017 BCSC 1577): successful opposition to an application seeking to join an architect to proceedings that were subject to a contractual limitation of liability providing complete bar to claim.

Lucid Sprit House Inc. v. Lo Studio Architecture, 2017 BCPC 27403: successful defence of an architect against claims of negligence and fraud.

Morris v. City of Victoria, 2017 BCPC 160304: successful defence of police officer conducting an investigation into assault.

Dreyshner v. City of Richmond, 2017 BCSC 705: successful defence of a trip and fall claim pursuant to local government’s policy defence.

Jull v. Victoria (City), 2015 BCSC 617: successful dismissal of a claim for Charter damages against the Victoria Police Department for wrongful arrest, detention and assault.

Ross v. Vernon (City), 2009 BCSC 1378: summary trial dismissal of an Occupiers Liability Act claim involving a slip and fall at a city park.

Friedrich v. Vernon (City), 2008 BCSC 1243: summary trial dismissal of negligence claim relating to the design and construction of a roadway that was the site of a motor vehicle accident.

Talarico v. Town of Fort Nelson, 2008 BCSC 861: successful dismissal of a claim involving a slip and fall on an icy roadway which reaffirmed the Court’s general acceptance of a local government’s policy defence to a claim in negligence.

Regional District Okanagan Similkameen v. Hart, 2023 BCSC: successful prosecution of a landowner who refused to bring a large rural property into compliance with local building and zoning bylaws.

When not litigating, Lindsay enjoys spending time with her family in the Okanagan and Pender Island.

Lindsay Nilsson's practice areas include:


Complex Personal Injury

Occupiers’ Liability

Commercial General Liability


Directors and Officers Liability

Employment Practice Liability

First Nations

Hospitality – Liquor Liability, Social and Commercial Host Liability

Medical Malpractice

Municipal Liability

Product Liability

Professional Liability

Regulatory and Administrative Liability

Sports and Recreational Liability

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