Biography

Laura is a leading litigator in British Columbia practicing in civil and commercial litigation and public law, and currently serves as the leader of the firm’s Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group in Vancouver and Kelowna. Laura has extensive experience as trial and appellate counsel at all levels of court in British Columbia. She has also appeared as counsel before the Supreme Court of Canada, and various arbitration and administrative tribunals. Laura focuses on strategic and practical litigation advice to clients operating in a diverse range of industries. She acts for clients in the gaming industry, the banking and securities industries and is litigation counsel to health and welfare benefit trusts. 

Laura has been recognized by Benchmark Litigation Canada on the 40 & Under for the past four consecutive years, and has also been recognized by Benchmark Litigation Canada as a Litigation Star for the past two years. 

Professional Activities

  • Canadian Bar Association, Member
  • Law Society of British Columbia, Member
  • Vancouver Bar Association, Member

Community Activities

  • ShEvalesco Female Empowerment Association, Director 
  • Access Pro Bono Civil Chambers Project, Volunteer

Recognitions & Rankings

Recognitions & Rankings

  • Lexpert Rising Star Award 2022: recognized as one of Canada's Leading Lawyers under 40 
  • Best Lawyers in Canada 2022-2023: recognized for Administrative and Public Law, and Corporate and Commercial Litigation
  • Benchmark Canada: The Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys, 2021-2022: recognized as a Litigation Star
  • Benchmark Canada: The Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys, 2019-2020: recognized as a Future Star
  • Benchmark Litigation 40 and Under Hotlist (2019-2022)

Experience

Experience

  • Obtained declaration regarding enforceability and transfer of a historical Net Smelter Return Royalty Agreement in the context of a concession swap for Nicaraguan mining claims.  (B2Gold v. Condor Resources PLC, 2015 BCSC 1548)
  • Successfully represented an equity lender in the enforcement of a complex multi-property, multi-borrower mortgage enforcement proceeding and defeated a related counterclaim. The action raised issues of unconscionability, fiduciary duty, abuse of a Power of Attorney and various statutory claims. (Canmerica Mortgage Corporation v. Yu, 2015 BCSC 773)
  • Represented the Canadian Bar Association as an intervener in the B.C. Court of Appeal and in the Supreme Court of Canada in a successful constitutional challenge to the application of money laundering laws to lawyers in Canada. The decision supported the protection of solicitor client privilege as a constitutional principle and established the lawyers' duty of commitment to his or her client as a principle of fundamental justice in Canada (Canada(Attorney General) v. Federation of Law Societies of Canada, 2015 SCC 7)
  • Successfully represented BC Hydro in an appeal by Zellstoff Celgar LP from a decision of the BC Utilities Commission, in which the Commission affirmed its previous decision to approve BC Hydro’s Power Purchase Agreement with FortisBC (2015 BCCA 497)

News & Publications

News & Publications

Blog Posts

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Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia (2009)

Education

Queen’s University (B.A.H., 2005)

University of Ottawa (LL.B., 2008)

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