John Bromley

Attorney in Vancouver, BC

John Bromley practises primarily in the area of maritime law. John has experience in all levels of Courts in British Columbia as well as the Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. John has also been counsel in numerous mediation and arbitrations and has acted as an arbitrator.

John also advises on charterparties and contracts of affreightment. His long experience in the maritime field enables him to give prompt, practical advice on maritime law issues. John has acted for marine insurers from all over the world as well as many of the P & I Clubs. He also represents clients in the marine industry. He represented Vancouver Drydock Limited in its successful defence of a claim against it relating to the Queen of Oak Bay grounding.

John has served as chair of the Maritime section of the BC Branch of the CBA. He has also served on the executive of the MIABC. He also was chair of the Canadian Diabetes Association from 2000-2002.

Work Highlights

Representative Work Highlights

• Sanctions and Insurance: Where We Are and What to Look Out For (presentation to the CMLA Nov 2011).

Rankings + Recognition

Chambers Global: The World's Leading Lawyers for Business: Recognized leading lawyer in the area of Shipping Law

Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory: Rated Repeatedly Recommended in the area of Shipping & Maritime Law

Best Lawyers in Canada: Recognized leading lawyer in the areas of Maritime Law and Transportation Law

The International Who's Who of Shipping & Maritime Lawyers: Recognized as one of 456 of the World's Leading Shipping and Maritime Lawyers

The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers: Recommended in the area of Shipping and Maritime Law

Expert Guides - Guide to the World's Leading Shipping and Maritime Lawyers: Recognized as a leading practitioner in the area of Shipping and Maritime Law

LawDay 2009: Recognized as one of the Top 32 leading lawyers in Canada in the area of Maritime Law

LexisNexis - Martindale-Hubbell: BV Peer Review Rated


• Canadian Bar Association

• Canadian Maritime Law Association

• Marine Insurance Association of British Columbia

• Plimsoll Club

• Vancouver Maritime Arbitrators' Association

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Areas of Law

  • Maritime
  • Insurance
  • Ship Building
  • Transportation


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4.4 out of 5.0
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Experience & Credentials


Partner, Maritime

Admission Details

Admitted in 1983, British Columbia

Law School Attended

University of Toronto
Class of 1982

University Attended

University of British Columbia
Class of 1979

Contact Information






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Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP (Vancouver, British Columbia)

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