Meg is a member of Lawson Lundell’s Research and Opinions Group. She regularly provides legal research, opinions and submissions on a wide range of legal topics.

Her background includes advising clients and organizations in a variety of practice areas including Administrative Law, Labour and Employment, Civil Procedure and Appellate Practice, Professional Conduct and Aboriginal Law. 

Prior to joining Lawson Lundell, Meg was the Legal Counsel to the Court of Appeal for British Columbia for nine years, providing legal and related policy advice to the Court. Most recently, Meg has acted as a decision-maker and an adjudicator. She was the Research Counsel to the Cohen Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River 2009-2012, and has worked on the CLE texts, Civil Jury Instructions, Criminal Jury Instructions, and the Family Law Sourcebook.

Professional Activities

  • Courthouse Libraries BC Society
    • Chair (May 2020 to 2022)
    • Vice-Chair (2019 to 2020)
    • Board of Directors (Since 2018)
  • Discipline Hearing Panel, British Columbia Teacher Regulation Branch, Member (2012 - present)
  • Uniform Law Conference of Canada, Civil Section – Canadian Bar Association BC representative to the BC Delegation, 2020 – current
  • South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority Act, Arbitrator (2013 - 2016)
  • Local Government Bylaw Dispute Adjudicator (2013 - 2016)
  • Employment Assistance Appeal Tribunal (BC), Panel Chair and Member (2010 - 2016)
  • British Columbia Council of Administrative Tribunals (BCCAT), Member and Education Committee Member
  • Canadian Council of Administrative Tribunals (CCAT)
  • Canadian Bar Association, British Columbia Branch, Legal Research, Administrative Law and Appellate Advocacy Subsections

Community Activities

  • Deep Cove Rowing Club, Director
  • Fraser Kensington Community Garden Society, President
  • South Vancouver Little League

News & Publications

News & Publications

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagements

  • What is it Like to Practice as a Legal Research Lawyer?, CBA BC, November 29, 2021, Moderator
  • CBA BC Legal Research subsection, “What’s new in electronic legal research?", August 17, 2021, Speaker
  • CLE BC Legal Research Conference, “Legal Research in Support of Statutory Interpretation”, March 12, 2019, Co-chair, Co-presenter
  • “Judicial Review & Appeals – ethical issues facing tribunals”, 33rd Annual CCAT Symposium: “On the Edge between Sea and Sky, New Horizons on Administrative Justice”, Vancouver, (May 28 – 30, 2017), Panel Speaker
  • CLE BC Legal Research Conference, “Research Strategies to Unlock the Mystery of Statutory Interpretation”, November 17, 2016, Presenter
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Assistant Contact

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia (1994)


University of Victoria (LL.B. 1992)

Victoria College, University of Toronto (B.A., 1987)

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