Royal was born and raised in Niagara Falls, Ontario and studied in Toronto before moving to B.C. in 1997 to article at the Vancouver office of a national firm. He fell in love with Vancouver and decided to stay, practicing at a litigation boutique in downtown Vancouver before running the litigation department at a Surrey firm starting in 2002.
Royal’s expertise is in land related disputes, including cases involving commercial and residential sale agreements, land development, construction and builders liens, commercial leases, foreclosures and farm and land use disputes, particularly within the Punjabi community. His practice also includes debtor/creditor, shareholder, partnership and society disputes, unfair competition and trademark infringement and representation of realtors, insurance agents and mortgage brokers before their various disciplinary bodies.
Royal’s focus is on a practical and economical approach to solving business disputes, and on high quality and practical advocacy where litigation is necessary. He has over 20 years of experience in B.C. Supreme Court conducting lengthy and complex trials and handling appeals before the B.C. Court of Appeal.
When not working tirelessly to pursue his client’s interests, Royal can be found taxiing his daughters to and from competitive swim practices and meets or basketball or track’n field practices or competitions.