James A.S. Legh

Mr. Legh has been a litigation lawyer in Victoria since 1987. 35 years in the field make him one of the most experienced personal injury lawyers in B.C., representing clients from around the world for whom he has obtained  settlements or judgments as high as $6.3 Million.  He has been successful at every level of court in British Columbia in a variety of cases.

His litigation experience is extensive in many areas of law, including: wills and estate litigation, commercial litigationbusiness law, professional malpractice, employment lawfamily lawtax appeals, and property assessment appeals.

While a litigator, Mr. Legh has also had a great deal of experience in business not only running a successful law firm but in a number of other businesses including restaurants, resorts, and importers.  He has acted for hundreds of companies over the years, helping to ensure they too are successful and avoid the legal pitfalls facing them.

He graduated with his LL.B. from the University of Manitoba in 1985 and is a member of the Law Societies of both Manitoba and British Columbia. He obtained his Family Law Mediation designation in 1993 and has authored numerous legal articles including his work as a co-author of the BC Property Assessment Manual. For many years he has been actively involved with the executive of the Victoria Bar Association, including acting as President on two occasions and as the ongoing editor of the Bar’s newsletter.

Mr. Legh also has a strong commitment to giving back to the community and has been a lifelong volunteer with many organizations including Scouts Canada, with which he has been a member since 1970.

James Legh / Stevenson Luchies & Legh


  • 1985 – Articled at the Federal Department of Justice

  • 1985 – Graduated from the University of Manitoba

  • 1986 – Called to the Bar in Manitoba

  • 1988 – Called to the Bar in British Columbia

  • 1993 – Received Family Law Mediation designation

  • 1999 – Founder of Lawyers on Stage Theatre (LOST) for lawyers to support local charities/Arts

  • 2000 – Victoria Bar Association – Executive member

  • 2001 – Saanich Volunteer Award

  • 2005 – Medal of Merit for Scouting

  • 2006 – Creator of the VBA newsletter The Praecipe written and published 6 times a year from 2006 to the present

  • 2006 – President of the Victoria Bar Association

  • 2008 – CBA (B.C.) Community Service Award

  • 2011 – Bar to the Medal of Merit for Scouting

  • 2013 – Victoria Bar Association – Volunteer Award

  • 2016 – Certificate Of Commendation for Scouting

  • 2018/2019 – BC Law Schools Moot Coach (winning teams)

  • 2019 – University of Victoria Law School / sessional lecturer – 2019 Law 307B, Civil Procedure and Drafting

  • 2021 – Victoria Bar Association – Pamela Murray Award – presented annually to a member who has constantly maintained high professional standards and has contributed substantially to the well-being of the local Bar

  • 2024 – elected Bencher of the Law Society of British Columbia

  • 2024 – appointed to the Board of Directors of the Continuing Legal
    Education Society of BC (CLEBC)

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Areas of Law


  • British Columbia Real Property Assessment Manual

  • Know Your Rights” – Learning Disabilities Association

  • The Praecipe – VBA newsletter


  • 2019- Victoria Paralegal Association

  • 2018 – Victoria Bar Association New ICBC

  • 2018 – Scouts Auction Dinner

  • 2017 – Sooke Chamber of Commerce

  • 2017 – Scouts Auction Dinner

  • 2016 – Sooke Chamber of Commerce


  • Scouts Canada:

    • Greater Victoria Deputy
    • Area CommissionerLeader over 40 years
    • Part of organizing team – BC Provincial Jamborees 2015 and 2019
  • 2010-2015 – Scouts Canada Foundation – National Chair

  • National Chief Scout Association – Past Chair

  • National Chief Scout Association – Past Chair

  • 1995-2000 – Saanich Police Board – Member

  • Capital Region Municipal Amalgamation Society – Director

  • Capital Region Municipal Amalgamation Society – Director

  • Victoria Foundation – Past committee member

  • Children’s Museum of Victoria Association -former Vice president

  • Learning Disabilities Association of British Columbia – former director

  • Stages Dance Theatre Society – former director

  • Kaleidoscope Theatre Productions Society – former director


  • The Pamela Murray Award (2021)

  • Certificate of Commendation for Scouting (2016)

  • VBA Volunteer Award (2013)

  • Bar to the Medal of Merit for Scouting (2011)

  • CBA (B.C.) Community Service Award (2008)

  • Medal of Merit for Scouting (2005)

  • Sannich Volunteer Award (2001)

SLL Team Members

Danni Broadhurst/Stevenson Luchies & Legh


Designated Paralegal

Danni has worked with me since 2002 and leads my team. Her expertise and professionalism are invaluable assets to the firm and to my practice in particular. She can answer your questions and guide you through the process.

Many thanks to you, Danni. You were one of the few people who guided me through some very dark and trying days.


Danni, being smart and keeping calm are two key things. The third is, you don’t drop the ball.


There is a special place in heaven for you. Thanks for getting me to the finish line.


You all will always be a big part of my life.


She was always available to listen to my questions and concerns and was able to explain and reassure with a caring professionalism.


Tyler, Catherine and Danni.

Just a quick note to thank you all and staff so much for everything in helping me to get to this week’s successful mediation.  I have so appreciated all your efforts, professionalism, kindness, integrity and expertise over the years, and the comfort of knowing I’m in the very best hands.

I am extremely pleased and grateful for the outcome, and feel it’s a betterment, not a settlement.  I’m also so happy for the closure and can now really focus on my health and well-being.

Julie Wright/Stevenson Luchies & Legh


Designated Paralegal

Julie has worked with me since early 2009. I am deeply grateful for counting on her vast knowledge and commitment to providing the good and reliable service we strive for. Julie will be happy to answer any questions and concerns you may have.

Nice to meet you!


Here’s what our happy clients had to say about our services:

Jim Legh is funny and makes relief from stressful situations.
A. F.

Province ordered to pay $6.3 million to Baby Molly’s family

Vancouver Sun

Mr. Legh did a great job helping me with ICBC. We settled before trial for much more than I was offered at first. He was very good throughout.


I was offered $45,000 by ICBC, but Mr. Legh obtained a judgment for over $300,000


The case involved losses we suffered due to the negligence of a major crown corporation.  Mr. Legh was able to resolve the claim and obtain fair compensation for us without having to go to trial.  It was truly a case of a local, family company winning against a major corporation, due in no small part to the skill of Mr. Legh.

Darren Webb

It took a couple of years, but the first offer of $30,000 ended up at $140,000, so I was very happy. Jim sure knows how to get a fair result.


I have had to consult Mr Legh on a few occasions and he was very helpful and gave great legal advice. He takes the time to understand what needs to be done and the service is top notch. If I need a lawyer in the future, he’ll be the first person I call.

David A.

Jim is very diligent with a great sense of humour. I have also met some of the other lawyers in his group and I am impressed with them all. I highly recommend this law firm, they really know their stuff and treat people well. Thanks Jim.

R. J.

Mr. Legh is such a calming person. I was very stressed, and he helped me reduce that. He was great to talk to.


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