Laird & Company
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Gavin Laird

Gavin is a graduate of Harvard Law School. Gavin is very honoured to have received the 2014 Allan Parker QC Award for Representation Services. The award is conferred by Access Pro Bono in recognition of the “exemplary representation services of an individual volunteer lawyer.” More information can be found on the Access Pro Bono website.

Professional Experience

  • Practice focuses on all aspects of tax litigation, including alternative dispute resolution techniques such as rectification applications and voluntary disclosure procedures
  • 6 years as counsel for the Department of Justice, primarily in the area of tax litigation (2003 – 2009)
  • 7 years as a lecturer for the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia teaching CGA students Tax2 (spring sessions 2009 – 2015)
  • Contractor with the CPA Western School of Business (2016-current)
  • 6 years seasonal work for the Canada Revenue Agency

Degrees/Education

  • CICA In-Depth Tax Course; 2006
  • National Committee on Accreditation; 2002
  • Juris Doctor, Harvard Law School; 2000
  • Bachelor of Arts (Law), Carleton University; 1997

Professional Memberships

  • Called to the Bar of the Province of British Columbia, 2003
  • Canadian Tax Foundation
  • Amnesty International

Personal Interests
Gavin is happily married to his high school sweetheart with four rapidly growing children. Gavin enjoys chess, trying to learn Spanish, military history, hiking, cycling and family time.

Gavin participated in a seven-month Canada World Youth program, lived with families in Guatemala, Costa Rica and Nicaragua, rode the trans-Siberian railroad and cycle-toured across the United States, most of northern Europe, and Canada (including a few misguided side-trips such as a trip to the Arctic Circle on the Dempster Highway).