• 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 is serving as Chair of Women Lawyers Forum of B.C. Branch of Canadian Bar Association since 2018.

     

    Daria speaks fluent Russian.

    Daria's Legal Assistant

    Brittany Albert

    Direct: 604.676.3948

    Email: assistant@iconlaw.ca

    Alina Petraru, Paralegal

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

    Direct: 604.676.4441

    Email: apetraru@iconlaw.ca 

     

    Alina is an experienced paralegal with over 10 years combined legal experience in B.C. 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. She is two exams away from being able to apply for accreditation as a Canadian lawyer.

     

    Outside of work, Alina enjoys reading, writing or exploring the outdoors with her young daughter.

     

    Alina is fluent in Romanian and French.

     

  • 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