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Lindsay
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Sociétaire

Vancouver

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t. +1 604-643-7906

57696

Faculté de droit

Université de la Colombie-Britannique

Disponible en Anglais seulement 

Innovative and pragmatic, Lindsay excels at finding simple solutions to complex legal and regulatory problems.

An associate in our Vancouver Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group, Lindsay maintains a broad practice in complex commercial litigation, with a focus on environmental law, public law, regulatory proceedings, and class action defence. She has appeared before the British Columbia Provincial Court, British Columbia Supreme Court, and the Supreme Court of Canada, in addition to representing clients in commercial arbitrations and administrative proceedings.

Professional Experience

Lindsay often works with clients in highly-regulated industries to help them understand—and if necessary, challenge—the decisions of regulators, governments, and other administrative actors. She is also experienced in environmental law and class action defence, as a member of the firm’s national Environmental, Regulatory, and Aboriginal and Class Actions groups. Some recent examples of her experience in these areas include:

  • defending a judicial review of a municipality’s decision to enter into a services agreement with a First Nation in relation to a real estate development on reserve land;
  • successfully defending certification of a class action relating to a forest fire;
  • helping clients respond to regulatory and criminal investigations, providing pre-charge advice, and where appropriate, negotiating resolutions;
  • defending clients in administrative penalty proceedings and regulatory prosecutions; and
  • providing proactive advice about permitting, environmental compliance, director and officer liability, and the establishment of robust environmental management systems.

In her broader commercial practice, Lindsay represents a wide array of clients, including in the financial, mining, forestry, automotive, transportation, consumer products, technology, and waste management sectors.

Community Involvement, Education, and Clerkship

Lindsay maintains an active pro bono practice and regularly represents clients in public interest and constitutional litigation. She also serves as the vice-chair of the CBABC’s Access to Justice Committee. She maintains a finger on the pulse of emerging technologies, with particular focus on their implications for legal practice and access to justice. Her recent publications include:

  • “On the design of virtual courts: Creating user-centred, evidence-based spaces”, Advocate (2022) 80:3 (link); and
  • “Flash Boys Class Actions: Civil Fraud, Conspiracy, and the Certifiability of High-Frequency Trading Cases in Canada”, Canadian Class Action Review (2021) 16:2 (link).

Lindsay received her J.D. from the University of British Columbia in 2020, where she received a number of awards, including the Lawson Lundell LLP Prize in Constitutional Law, the Law Foundation Public Interest Award, the Harvey T. Strosberg Essay Prize in class actions, the Kenneth Douglas Landels Memorial Award, and a Top Oralist award at the Laskin Moot. She also provided pro bono representation to low-income clients across various criminal, civil, and administrative law matters as a member of the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program and the UBC Criminal Clinic.

Before pursuing a career in law, Lindsay completed a Bachelor in Sciences with distinction in UBC’s Integrated Sciences program, where she studied neuroscience, immunology, and genetics. Her interdisciplinary sciences background brings with it the ability to evaluate problems logically and methodically, with a view to the bigger picture. A former varsity athlete with the UBC Thunderbirds, Lindsay remains involved in the athletic community as an avid alpine skier, skate skier, and runner. She recently ran her first marathon.

Lindsay speaks English, French, and some Italian. She is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia, the Canadian Bar Association, the Vancouver Bar Association, and the Advocates’ Society. Before joining the firm as an associate lawyer, she clerked for five justices at the Supreme Court of British Columbia.