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Litigation: General Commercial - British Columbia
"Jill Yates is a very strong advocate for her clients."
Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Defence) - Nationwide - Canada
"Jill Yates is terrific at strategy and in advancing her clients' interests." "She is an exceptionally strong litigator with immense legal knowledge and an ability to anticipate the next step of a case."
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Partner in and Practice Lead of the firm’s Litigation Group in Vancouver. Chair of the firm’s National Class Actions Group. Experienced commercial litigator and has appeared at all levels of court in British Columbia, in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario, in the Federal Court, and in arbitral hearings. Has expertise in complex commercial litigation involving a variety of types of claims and in a broad range of industries, and particular expertise in defending class actions. Particular expertise in defending conspiracy claims, including at trial. Frequently represents financial institution clients on a variety of matters including in relation to fraud, de-marketing, contract terms and mortgage issues. Frequently represents clients in consumer protection, product liability and privacy claims.
British Columbia Bar, 2002.
International Association of Defense Counsel, Canadian Bar Association and Vancouver Bar Association.
Editor, ‘Defending Class Actions in Canada, Fifth Edition’ (2020).
Board Chair of Boys and Girls Club of South Coast BC.