Renn A. Holness, B.A. LL.B.- A lawyer since 1995 working only for the injured. He has achieved awards and settlements in hundreds of injury cases. Experienced in negotiated settlements, civil trials, appeals, accident benefits and mediation. He has prosecuted cases involving complex medical injuries. With over 28 years of civil litigation experience he is the lawyer for your appeal to the BC Court of Appeal.
Mr. Holness has appeared before all levels of Court in British Columbia including the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal.
The personal injury law experience of Mr. Holness began at the law firm of Taylor, MacLellan & Cochrane in 1992. Co-founder of the St. Mary’s Debating Society, 1988, President of the John E. Read International Law Student Society and a graduate of the Schulich School of Law, the oldest university-affiliated common law school in the British Commonwealth. Mr. Holness became a member of the British Columbia Bar in 1995.
Mr. Holness has been successful in ICBC injury cases involving serious brain injury, spinal cord injury, mental injury, and has had trial awards cited in the Canadian Encyclopedic Digest. Mr. Holness is the son of prominent Neurosurgeon Dr. Holness. Dr. Holness is a recipient of the Canadian Neurosurgical Society Lifetime Achievement Award for his significant contribution to Neurosurgery.
Building strategies for successful out of court settlements and trial awards Mr. Holness has many examples of success. Winning double costs for his client, a Supreme Court judge described his work as a “comprehensive settlement proposal” which included a “detailed analysis of the facts and the relevant case law regarding each head of damage.” In 2021 Mr. Holness again was awarded double costs by beating offers made before trial. A Supreme Court Judge stated that the offer Mr. Holness had made to ICBC, “was one that ought reasonably to have been accepted…Had the offer been accepted, a four-day trial would have been avoided”. Past results are not necessarily indicative of future results and the amount recovered and other litigation outcomes will vary according to the facts in individual cases.
He is a practicing member in good standing of the Law Society of British Columbia with a special interest in complex injuries and civil appeals to the BC Court of Appeal.
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