• Who We are

    We are a litigation boutique serving clients in areas of personal injury, family and insurance litigation.

    Located in Vancouver, our client base extends across North America. We are effective, efficient and approachable.

    Our goal is to find the most cost effective solution to your legal issue, as fast as possible.

     

    Covid-19 Update: We are a paperless office and as such are able to continue serving our clients' legal needs without interruption or unnecessary down time.

    Мы говорим по-Русски!

  • What we do

    Our Areas of Expertise

    Family Law

    • Pre-nuptial Agreements
    • Marriage & Cohabitation Agreements
    • Separation Agreements
    • Property Division
    • Spousal and Child Support
    • Divorce

    Personal Injury

    • Motor Vehicle Accidents
    • Pedestrian Accidents
    • Bicycle Accidents
    • Motorcycle Accidents
    • Slip and Fall

    Insurance

    • Disability Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Property Insurance

    Estate Litigation

    • Wills Disputes
    • Unjust Enrichment
    • Undue Influence/Capacity
  • Our Team

    Daria Batkin, Founding Lawyer

    L.L.B (UBC Law) 2008; LL.M (Civil) 2004

    Direct: 604.676.4448

    Email: dbatkin@iconlaw.ca 

     

    Daria is an experienced litigator with a broad range of practical knowledge when it comes to resolving conflict. She is an excellent strategist and negotiator. She is knowledgeable, effective and deliberate in her approach.

     

    Daria is fluent in all aspects of in court and out of court dispute resolution and has successfully negotiated hundreds of settlements for her clients. She has appeared at all levels of British Columbia Courts.

     

    Daria is very active in her community and served as Chair of Women Lawyers Forum of B.C. Branch of Canadian Bar Association during 2018-2020. She has recently transitioned to the role of Past Chair, which she will hold for 2 years.

     

    Daria speaks fluent Russian.

    Elnaz Tahanha, Associate Counsel

    L.L.B (Hons) (U.K.) 2015; NCA 2017

    Direct: 604.676.3946

    Email: etahanha@iconlaw.ca

     

    Elnaz practices exclusively in the area of civil litigation, with specific experience in personal injury, family and employment law. She is an effective advocate and experienced trial lawyer, who has appeared before the British Columbia Supreme Court and Provincial Court. As a dedicated professional, she is devoted to representing her clients' interests to the fullest extent available under the law. She is known for both her tenacity and for her collaborative approach.

     

    Elnaz joined Icon Law Group as Associate Counsel in July 2020. Before joining us, she practiced at a boutique personal injury firm in Richmond, British Columbia.

     

    Elnaz obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia with a major in Political Science and a minor in International Relations before obtaining her LLB from the University of Southampton in England.

     

    Outside of work, Elnaz enjoys attending fitness classes, indulging in Vancouver’s food scene and travelling.

     

    Elnaz speaks fluent Farsi.

     

    Jocelyn Lau, Associate Counsel

    M.A. Law (U.K.) 2014; B.A. (UBC) 2011, NCA 2016

    Direct: 604.677.8886

    Email: jlau@iconlaw.ca

     

    Jocelyn joined Icon Law Group in December 2020 after articling at a boutique litigation firm in Vancouver. She practices in the areas of civil litigation, insurance law, and family law. She has appeared in front of the BC Supreme Court, the Residential Tenancy Board and the Mental Health Review Board in BC.

     

    Jocelyn completed law school at the University of Bristol in England after obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in psychology and a minor in political science at the University of British Columbia. While in law school, she participated in debate competitions, took training in advocacy, and joined the Innocence Project focused on representing wrongfully convicted persons on appeal.

     

    She is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia, the Canadian Bar Association, and the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia. She has volunteered for Access Pro Bono in Vancouver.

     

    Jocelyn is a food and wine aficionado. During the summer, you can find her hiking and kayaking the beautiful British Columbia, camera in hand.

     

    Jocelyn speaks Mandarin and Cantonese.

    Alina Petraru, Articling Student

    Paralegal Certificate (VCC) 2017 ; LAA Certificate (VCC) 2011; L.L.B (Civil) 2006; NCA certificate 2020.

    Direct: 604.676.4441

    Email: apetraru@iconlaw.ca 

     

    Alina was an experienced paralegal with over 10 years combined legal experience in B.C before she competed her NCA certification and commenced her training as an articled student with us. She has a broad range of experience including family law, personal injury law, estate litigation and others.

     

    In addition to daily file management and scheduling of mediations and arbitrations, Alina assists the team with document production and discovery process, drafting pleadings and other court documents, and preparing for hearings, examinations for discovery and trials.

     

    Alina was trained and practiced as a lawyer in Bucharest, Romania, before coming to Canada. Alina's passion for supporting people through difficult times inspired her to return to school to obtain her law degree from UBC.

     

    When not at the office, Alina enjoys reading, writing or exploring the outdoors with her young daughter.

     

    Alina is fluent in Romanian and French.

     

    Alianna Chisholm, Paralegal

    Paralegal Certificate (Capilano University) 2021

    Direct: 604.677.8898

    Email: achisholm@iconlaw.ca

     

    Alianna, or Ali, has over 4 years of legal experience in the public sector working with the vulnerable populations of British Columbia at the office of the Public Guardian and Trustee. She has a range of experience with several different areas of law, including estate law, personal injury law, and guardianship and family law in B.C.

     

    Ali completed her Paralegal Certification with Capilano University in 2021 and she is excited to put that certification to good use. Her previous experience in the public sector, and as a Child & Youth care worker in Northern B.C. before that, ignited her passion for working with people during vulnerable times in their lives and offering help and guidance with their situation in any capacity that she can.

     

    When she isn't at work, Ali loves to spend time with her partner and their cats, learn new hobbies like origami, and explore the rich and diverse communities in the Lower Mainland through eating at local restaurants and supporting local businesses.

    Alejandra Saboya, Legal Assistant

    Direct: 604.676.3948

    Email: assistant@iconlaw.ca

     

    Alejandra joined the Icon team in May 2021. Prior to joining us, she worked at a law firm in Toronto and gained experience in a variety of areas of law.

     

    Alejandra graduated as a Professional in International Business at Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje in Bogota, Columbia, and worked as an Import Manager in Bogota. When Alejandra moved to Canada, she developed a keen interest in law. She is currently enrolled in a Law Clerk program at Seneca College in Toronto, Ontario.

     

    In her spare time, Alejandra enjoys outdoor activities exploring trails and parks, reading, dancing, traveling, and spending time with her friends.

     

    Alejandra speaks fluent Spanish.

  • How we work

    Our process is simple. Upon careful review of your file we have a frank discussion with you about your case, your available options, risks, and costs associated with each one of them. Together with you, we custom fit a solution that works for you and your particular circumstances. We then implement the chosen course of action, checking in with you at every step of the way, adjusting the strategy if necessary, until you arrive to the final resolution of your dispute.

     
    We understand the emotional toll a legal dispute takes on a person. We will work with you to create and follow a course of action that you are comfortable with in order to solve your legal problem, keeping your priorities and end goal in mind.

  • How much does it cost

    We have different fee arrangements depending on the type of case you have

    Family Law Matters

    How we get paid

    We bill most family law clients on an hourly basis. We always ask for you to pay initial retainer so that we can commence work. The amount of the retainer will depend on the complexity of your matter and what you would like us to do for you.

     

    If you are looking for an independent legal advice (ILA) on a family law agreement, we will offer this service on a fixed price per consultation.

     

    Cost of drafting family law agreements will be estimated when you retain us, and we will do our best to provide you with the most accurate quote. However, the final cost may exceed the original estimate if the negotiations take longer than anticipated or if there are many more drafts exchanged with the other side before the agreement is signed.

     

    At all times, we will keep clear communication with you about costs, and we will do everything in our power to ensure that you are not blindsided in the end.

    Personal Injury Matters

    How we get paid

    If you have been injured, we will accept your case on contingency fee basis. This means, you will pay us a percentage of what you receive in settlement or judgement at the conclusion of the case. We will not ask you for any pre-payment of legal fees and we will only get paid when you get paid.

    Insurance Matters

    How we get paid

    Our payment will depend on the type of case you have.

     

    For example, if you are being sued for damages arising from a motor vehicle accident, and ICBC has found you in breach of your insurance policy and denied a defence, our legal fees will be hourly.

     

    On another hand, if you are suing your insurance company because they denied payment of disability benefits, we will offer a contingency fee arrangement to conduct your case.

     

    We will be able to tell you how your fee will be structured after your initial contact with us.

    Estate Matters

    How we get paid

    Our payment will depend on the type of case you have.

     

    We will be able to tell you how your fee will be structured after your initial contact with us.

  • Testimonials

    I can't say enough about my lawyer, Daria Batkin!

     

    After 6 long years, 3 lawyers, and 3 law firms, I had given up on getting a fair (if there is such a thing) settlement! Daria was my 4th lawyer. In less than 4 months, Daria did the impossible! My case was complicated but Daria took it on. The amount I walked away with was 3 x higher than each previous lawyer had told me. Without exaggerating, Daria got me my life back.

     

    Daria, as a person, amazed me! She cared about me as a client, but she also cared about my story! She returned all calls and emails. No matter the contents. Promptly! She answered my questions before I'd asked them.

     

    To keep a long story short, in essence, I wish every disheartened client had a warrior like Daria to fearlessly fight for them.

     

    Most Sincerely,

    M. C.

    Testimonials

    Daria helped us with a legal issue involving an international transaction settlement spanning several jurisdictions. It was a sensitive matter that could have escalated into a costly trial. When she got involved, it immediately became clear to all parties that they were dealing with a seasoned professional. This helped change the demeanour of the discussion. We avoided several legal liabilities we were about to step into prior to retaining Daria's help."

     

    Alexandra Fedorova, PhD

    Associate Professor, UBC

    TESTIMONIALS

    I had the pleasure of working with Daria Batkin for my personal injury case. She is very professional and dedicated to her job. As well as being knowledgeable in her field, she is also a caring individual.

     

    SQ

     

  • Contact Us

    419- Pavilion 22 East 5th Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia, V5T 1G8
    Monday - Friday, 8.30 AM - 4.30 PM
    Main: 604.676.4444