Dr. Gary Botting

Dr. Gary Botting
Gary N.A. Botting, Barrister and Solicitor
Appellate, Criminal Law

Dr. Gary Botting, a barrister, solicitor and appellate lawyer, has practised law in British Columbia for more than 20 years, representing clients primarily in the legal areas of extradition, criminal defence and criminal appeals.

He earned his Master of Laws and Doctor of Philosophy in Law from the University of British Columbia before moving to the University of Washington School of Laws where he was Visiting Scholar, Postdoctoral Fellow from 2000 to 2007.

Dr. Botting has worked on many high-profile extradition cases, including the Charles Ng case in Calgary, the Gerald Gervasoni and Ronald Stewart cases in Victoria, the Karlheinz Schreiber case in Ottawa and Toronto, and the Clifford Edwards and Mark Eldon Wilson cases in Vancouver BC — all set legal precedents.

Dr. Botting has authored several books on extradition and constitutional rights and freedoms, including Extradition Between Canada and the United States, Canadian Extradition Law Practice, and Wrongful Conviction in Canadian Law. He's also written two novels, the most current being Crazy Gran (Houston:Strategic, 2016).

His practice, which serves the Greater Vancouver and the Fraser Valley areas, is the only firm in the country that declares extradition as its primary area of practice.

Dr. Gary Botting Posts

Extradition order reversed, Botting’s client discharged

Canada’s justice minister has overturned an extradition order against a woman accused of abducting her children after British Columbia criminal lawyer Dr. Gary Botting argued she was placed in a legal catch-22. Read more

Travelling now a potential ticket to trouble: Botting

Travelling anywhere in the world has become more dangerous in recent years, as high-profile arrests in Cuba and Canada show, says British Columbia criminal lawyer Dr. Gary Botting, who works extensively on extradition cases. Read more

It’s conviviality outside courtroom – all business inside

Lawyers should maintain good relations with colleagues but not at the expense of strong courtroom advocacy, says British Columbia criminal lawyer Dr. Gary Botting. Read more

Fight extradition orders until all appeals exhausted: Botting

It’s always wise to fight an extradition order because you never know what legal hornet’s nest you may be flying into in a foreign country, says British Columbia criminal lawyer Dr. Gary Botting. Read more

Meng extradition political poppycock: Botting

By Dr. Gary Botting for AdvocateDaily.com The attempted extradition of Chinese corporate executive Meng Wanzhou by the United States is entirely political. Read more

Wisdom through experience helps to better serve clients

Nearing his 76th birthday in a profession that acknowledges the value of age and experience, British Columbia criminal lawyer Dr. Gary Botting says he is hitting his "stride." Read more

Foreign nationals unfairly treated by Parole Board of Canada

Foreign nationals convicted of serious offences are receiving unfair treatment by the Parole Board of Canada, British Columbia criminal lawyer Dr. Gary Botting tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

SNC-Lavalin, Meng cases take unnecessary course — off the tracks

By Dr. Gary Botting for AdvocateDaily.com . The SNC-Lavalin controversy arose from a simple but fundamental misunderstanding on the part of Jody Wilson-Raybould as to the role of the attorney general/minister of justice (AG/MOJ) in the interface between the cabinet of which she was a part, and the bureaucracy of the government department for which she held the portfolio. Read more

Meng's 'rights were violated' by border services: Botting

VANCOUVER — The defence team for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou has filed a notice of civil claim alleging "serious violations'' of her constitutional rights, accusing officers of detaining and questioning her for three hours before notifying her of her arrest. Read more

Political interference could 'trump' extradition attempt

Counsel for embattled Chinese tech executive Meng Wanzhou will rely heavily on constitutional and treaty arguments in a fight against their client’s extradition, says B.C. extradition lawyer Dr. Gary Botting , who has advised Meng’s legal team. Read more

Botting heaps scorn on U.S. over latest Meng extradition manoeuvre

The U.S. Department of Justice is foolhardy to persist in asking Canada to extradite detained Chinese executive Meng Wanzhou, says Dr. Gary Botting , a B.C. extradition lawyer who has been following the case closely since Meng’s arrest on Dec. 1. Read more

Parole denial violates man's Charter rights: Botting

An Iranian immigrant denied parole may be the victim of a racist system, British Columbia criminal lawyer Gary Botting tells AdvocateDaily.com . Read more

Trump's willingness to intervene in Meng detention roils Canada's justification

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has reaffirmed Canada's commitment to the rule of law following Donald Trump's declaration that he might intervene in charges against a top Chinese corporate executive who was arrested in Vancouver. Read more

Cruelty of extradition exposed by telemarketer's case: Botting

The case of a Canadian telemarketer jailed in California exposes the "cruel misuse of family ties" in the extradition process of his client, British Columbia extradition lawyer Dr. Gary Botting tells AdvocateDaily.com. Read more