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P.G. Kent-Snowsell is a barrister with a wide ranging practice, from contractual and tort litigation to corporate disputes, defamation cases, and white-collar criminal defence. Mr. Kent-Snowsell has particular expertise in internet matters and litigation, including websites, content, trademark, copyright, credit card processing, freedom of expression, freedom of speech, and defamation on the internet.
With more than a quarter century of litigation experience, Mr. Kent-Snowsell has conducted over 100 trials and hearings along with countless appearances in Supreme Court Chambers. Mr. Kent-Snowsell has also appeared as counsel before the Alberta Provincial Court, the British Columbia Police Commission, the British Columbia Securities Commission and the British Columbia Court of Appeal. He has travelled widely to represent his clients’ interests, including to such diverse locations as London, Frankfurt, Moscow, Prague, Amsterdam, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Hong Kong, Thailand and Singapore.
A Governor of the British Columbia Trial Lawyers Association and former Executive Member, Mr. Kent-Snowsell is also a member of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association. He is one of only two Canadian lawyers invited to membership in the United States First Amendment Lawyers Association. Mr. Kent-Snowsell maintains membership with the Canadian Bar Association and is an elected member of the CBA British Columbia Provincial Council for Westminster County. For over twenty years, he has been a guest lecturer and instructor for the Law Society of British Columbia Bar Admission program, presenting on the subjects of criminal law and the art of cross-examination.
Mr. Kent-Snowsell was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1990, completed the Inns of Court Program, and studied at the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, obtaining his qualifications and license to practice as a Solicitor with the Law Society of England and Wales and as a Barrister with Gray’s Inn, London.
Outside of the office, Mr. Kent-Snowsell can be found high-altitude mountaineering, playing basketball, pursuing his interest in oenology, or supporting his local polo club.
- “Facing up to FaceBook”, author, presenter, 2009
- “Canada v. US Obscenity Law”, author, presenter, AVN Online
Bar AdmissionsBritish Columbia, 1990 England and Wales, 2008
EducationOxford Institute of Legal Practice, 2007 Juris Doctor, University of British Columbia, 1989 Professional Certificate in Education, University of British Columbia, 1986 Bachelor of Arts (Sociology/Philosophy minor), University of British Columbia, 1985
Memberships and AffiliationsAppointed, CBA Advisory Committe to Judicial Council Elected, CBA Provincial Council Governor, British Columbia Trial Lawyers Association Member, British Columbia Civil Liberties Association Member, the United States First Amendment Lawyers Association Canadian Bar Association