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Expert Testimony


Philip Boname has extensive experience in providing expert testimony in cases related to urban planning and development as well as expropriatiion. The scope of such work includes:


  • Real Estate and related assessment and/or arbitration cases

  • Expert witness on shopping centre/department store leases

  • Inputs related to municipal policies

  • Planning and market analysis inputs

Some of the related cases include:



Real estate and related assessment and/or arbitration cases:

  • Surrey Capital Corporation versus London Drugs Ltd. – West Willow Shopping Centre, Surrey/Langley

  • Clearbrook Brewing Co. versus JFJ Holdings – Abbotsford

  • Kingsway Shopping Centre versus Super Valu - Burnaby

  • Super Valu versus Zellers - Lynn Valley Shopping Centre, North Vancouver

  • Lougheed Shopping Centre versus Fields Store - Burnaby

  • Restaurant tenant versus Cultus Lake Parks Board - Chilliwack

  • University Heights Shopping Centre versus New York Life - Victoria

  • Lougheed Shopping Centre versus Robbie's Food Services Ltd. -  Burnaby

  • Cadillac Fairview versus Overwaitea - Nanaimo

  • Novam versus Cambridge - New Westminster



Retail/shopping centre related cases held before the Alberta Land Compensation Board or Alberta Planning Board:

  • City of Medicine Hat versus Hat Developments Ltd. (Trans Canada Highway - West)

  • City of Medicine Hat versus Hat Developments Ltd. (Trans Canada Highway - East)

  • City of Medicine Hat versus Indevco Management Ltd.

  • Medicine Hat Retail Merchant's Association versus Westfair Foods (Real Canadian Superstore) - City Council hearing

  • Alberta Transportation versus Leeds et.al.

  • City of Red Deer versus County of Red Deer



  • Market Mall vs. MacLeod's: Expert witness on shopping centre/department store lease clause



  • Toronto - Sherway Shopping Centre - rezoning application

  • Belleville - Shopping Centre - rezoning application

  • Sudbury - Shopping Centre - rezoning application

  • North Bay - Shopping Centre - rezoning application

  • Peterborough - Shopping Centre - rezoning application



  • Department of Justice -- Ikea vs. The Queen

  • Department of Justice -- Canderel Limited versus The Queen



  • Triple Five Corporation versus Melvin Simon et al. (Mall of America – Minneapolis, Minnesota)