Biography

I joined Murphy Battista LLP in January 2019 as Associate Counsel. As of January 2022 I have moved into the role of Class Action Consultant to the firm.

My former legal practice focused on pension and benefits and large scale class actions. In this capacity I previously acted as lead counsel in Manuge v. Her Majesty The Queen; and Buote/White v. Her Majesty The Queen resulting in a $1 Billion benefits payout for disabled veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces and RCMP.

I am also Chair of the Veterans Legal Assistance Foundation established as result of a $1 Million dollar donation from McInnes Cooper and Branch MacMaster. The VLAF provides legal funding to veterans with respect to their benefit entitlements arising from service.

In the News

Federal Government in Exploratory Talks to Settle Class Action Lawsuit Over Veterans Affairs $165M Accounting Error

January 19, 2021

CBC reports on recent steps by the federal government to address an accounting error by Veterans Affairs Canada regarding the calculation of disability awards and pensions. The $165 million accounting error, affecting over 250,000 veterans, began in 2002 and continued undetected until 2010. You can learn more about the lawsuit…

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Murphy Battista LLP, committed to supporting Brain Trust Canada’s Free Brain Injury Counselling Services in the Okanagan

October 30, 2019

Bill Dick, Q.C., Keri Grenier, Matthew Van Nostrand, and Peter Driscoll were recently profiled by BrainTrust Canada regarding the firm’s contribution to BrainTrust’s free Okanagan Brain Injury Counselling services. Bill, Keri, Matt, and Peter each have experience helping clients deal with personal injury claims involving brain injuries. Supporting free counselling…

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Murphy Battista’s Kelowna office is participating in proposed class action over miscalculation of veterans pension benefits

February 27, 2019

Peter J. Driscoll and Bill Dick, Q.C. are working on a proposed class action lawsuit concerning an accounting error in the calculation of disability awards and pensions at Veterans Affairs. The error ran undetected for eight years and resulted in shortchanging more than 250,000 former soldiers, sailors and aircrew. We…

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