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Rob Margolis limits his practice to the areas of maritime law and international trade, including cargo claims, personal injuries, marine insurance, salvage, collisions and groundings, tug and tow, charterparties and wage claims by Masters and crew.

Rob was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 1985 and was admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1993.  He is a graduate of the University of British Columbia (B.A., LL.B.), the University of Western Ontario (M.A. in Economics), the University of Oxford (B.C.L.) and the University of London (LL.M. in Shipping Law).  Rob has appeared as counsel in the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the Court of Appeal for British Columbia and the Federal Court of Canada (both at the trial and appellate levels).

Rob has taught shipping law and other subjects at the University of British Columbia (as an Adjunct Professor), the University of Hong Kong (with tenure), the University of Nagoya (as Visiting Professor) and the National University of Singapore.  He has authored numerous articles on maritime law and has been published in law journals in England, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Japan.

Rob practices out of the Vancouver office of League and Williams.


  • Practices in the area of maritime law and international trade
  • Bachelor of Arts – University of British Columbia
  • Master of Arts (Economics) – University of Western Ontario
  • Law Degree from University of British Columbia
  • Master of Laws (Shipping Law) – University of London
  • Called to the British Columbia Bar
  • Admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales


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