Since 2015, the B.C. Civil Resolution Tribunal has been available as a mechanism to solve certain disputes. The Tribunal’s jurisdiction has expanded over time and, effective July 15, 2019, a variety of society disputes may now be resolved by the Tribunal instead of the B.C. Supreme Court. This new dispute resolution mechanism will have significant implications for those wishing to make a claim against a society or its directors, as well as for societies and directors themselves.
- LSBC Substantive (1.0), LSO Substantive (1.0)
Kate Bake-Paterson, Associate Counsel, Vancouver
Kate Bake-Paterson practises in the area of corporate/commercial law with a particular emphasis on advising charities and not-for-profit organizations.
She regularly assists both for-profit and not-for-profit organizations with a wide variety of corporate and commercial issues, and has also developed specialized knowledge of the additional legal and business issues faced by charities and other not-for-profit organizations that go beyond those of for-profit companies.
Kate is also a member of the firm’s health law practice group, and assists both public and private-sector health-care providers with their contractual, administrative and regulatory matters, as well as with their corporate governance concerns.
Taryn Urquhart, Associate, Vancouver
Taryn Urquhart is a member of the Litigation, Arbitration and Investigations group. She maintains a broad litigation practice with a particular focus on civil and commercial disputes and regulatory matters.
Taryn has appeared before the Provincial Court and Supreme Court of British Columbia and has represented clients before various tribunals and regulatory bodies. She has experience representing clients and assisting senior counsel on a variety of civil and complex commercial matters including contractual disputes, transportation matters, real estate disputes, product liability matters, and construction disputes.