Emily Kirkpatrick maintains a general civil litigation and administrative practice, with a particular focus on corporate, commercial and class action matters.
She has experience working with clients on a wide range of issues including shareholder disputes, class action defense, contract disputes, product liability, employment issues, environmental matters, franchise agreements, leases, debt recovery, and municipal and other government relations. Emily has also advised and represented clients involved in various regulated industries including securities, pharmaceuticals, and energy. She has appeared as counsel at various levels of court in BC and Ontario, as well as before the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Canada, and administrative and regulatory tribunals.
Emily’s mediation and arbitration experience includes both domestic and international commercial matters on a range of issues including securities, real property disputes, and licensing agreements.
Emily is Vice Chair of the British Columbia Regional Advisory Committee of the Advocates’ Society, and sits on the editorial board of the Commercial Litigation and Arbitration Review. She is also a past member of the Law Reform, Court Services, Government Relations, and Resolutions and Bylaws Committees of the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch, and the Young Advocates’ and National Standing Committees of the Advocates’ Society, and the Advocates Club.
Emily is a regular contributor to various CLE programs and publications, including in the areas of class actions, expert evidence, professional regulation, and arbitration.
Updated March 2022