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About Joanne

Joanne retired as a Blakes Partner in December 2022. Her practice emphasized in-depth legal analysis and written advocacy in the context of a broad range of commercial law and public law areas, including contracts and business transactions, corporations, trusts, property law, constitutional law, administrative law, Crown law, Indigenous law, private international law and appellate practice.

Joanne drafted arguments and written submissions for use at all levels of the British Columbia and federal court systems, including the Supreme Court of Canada, and for use in arbitrations, administrative proceedings and commissions of inquiry. Her practice also included advising on non-litigious matters.

Awards & Recognition

Joanne has been recognized as a leading lawyer in the following publications:

  • The Best Lawyers in Canada 2023 (Indigenous and First Nations Law, Appellate Practice)

  • Benchmark Canada: The Definitive Guide to Canada's Leading Litigation Firms and Attorneys – 2022 Edition (Litigation Star: Commercial)


Admitted to the British Columbia Bar – 1988
LLB, University of British Columbia – 1986
BA, University of British Columbia – 1983

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