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Lisa A. Peters

Lisa A. Peters

Partner

Expertise

  • Administrative Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Constitutional Law

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Lawson Lundell LLP
British Columbia, Canada

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Lisa is the head of the firm's research and opinions department. She prepares opinions, pleadings, factums and briefs on a broad range of legal topics. A large number of the opinions and other legal writing she has produced are in relation to what she calls the “5 C's”: conflicts of laws; constitutional law; contract law; construction of statutes (statutory interpretation); and Crown law.

Lisa provides advice to clients faced with potential litigation and works with the firm's litigation lawyers, providing academic and strategic support for clients already engaged in the adversarial process. She supports the firm's corporate and commercial and real estate groups by providing legislative and jurisprudential due diligence in relation to large transactions.

In addition, Lisa carries out legislative drafting and legislative analysis for both government and organizations making submissions to government. She frequently advises clients on legislative interpretation and compliance.

Prior to focusing her practice on research and legal opinions, Lisa practiced for over a decade as a commercial and criminal litigator and has appeared at all levels of Court in Canada. Lisa still appears as counsel in appellate courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada.

Bar Admissions

British Columbia (1989)
Northwest Territories (2009)
Yukon (2010)
Nunavut (2013)

Education

University of British Columbia (B.A., 1984)
University of Sherbrooke (Certificate in Civil Law/Comparative Law, 1986)
University of British Columbia (LL.B., 1987)
Areas of Practice

Administrative Law | Business Litigation | Commercial Litigation | Constitutional Law | Corporate Litigation | Litigation | Public Law | Research and Opinions

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

Prepared draft legislation for association of professionals for submission to government

Drafted factums for proceedings in provincial Courts of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada on a wide array of commercial and constitutional litigation issues, including private international law, contract law and Charter issues

Accepted as an expert in B.C. statute law by the New Zealand Court of Appeal in Marsman, Bleidistel and THK Trustees Limited v. Nijkrake, 2009 NZCA 30

Provided statutory due diligence on large commercial transactions

Represented Teck Cominco at the Supreme Court of Canada

Represented NIL/TU,O Child and Family Services Society in a constitutional case in the Supreme Court of Canada




Professional Associations

*British Columbia Law Institute, Vice-Chair
*British Columbia Law Institute, Director and Treasurer (2010-2013)
*University of British Columbia Faculty of Law, Legal Research and Writing (1989 to 2010), Lecturer
*Member of B.C. delegation to the Uniform Law Conference of Canada (2005 to 2012)
*Uniform Law Conference of Canada, Working Group on the federal Interest Act, Chair (2008 to 2010)
*B.C. Law Institutes Committee on Unfair Contracts Relief, Member (2009 to 2011)
*Access Justice Pro Bono Clinic, Volunteer (2002 to present)
*Canadian Bar Association (B.C. Branch) Legislation and Law Reform Committee, Past Chair
*Canadian Bar Association (B.C. Branch) Legal Research Section, Past Chair
*British Columbia Courthouse Library Society, Past Director and Secretary (2000 to July 2006)

Recognition and Ranking
*President's Citation Award in recognition of extensive work in legislation and law reform on behalf of the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch (July 2013)
*Martindale-Hubbell International Law Directory: BV Peer Review rated


Seminars

"Important Recent Decisions on Commercial Clauses", Canadian Bar Association Webinar, Online (January 28, 2015), Speaker

"Researching Statutory Interpretation Questions", CLEBC's Legal Research 2014, Vancouver, BC (October 28, 2014), Speaker

"Latest Legislative Developments and Case Law Updates", Major Business Agreements Conference, Insight Information, Vancouver, BC (September 26-27, 2013), Speaker

"Managing the Client/Counsel Relationship in Business Transactions", Major Business Agreements Conference, Insight Information, Vancouver, BC (October 15-16, 2012), Speaker

Legal Research 2012, Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia (April 20, 2012), Course Chair

"Legislative Developments and Case Law Update - Latest Important Trends", 5th Edition Negotiating and Drafting Major Business Agreements, Insight Information, Vancouver, BC (September 20-21, 2011), Speaker

"Pre-negotiation Strategies and Issues " Ethical, Business and Legal Considerations", 4th Edition Negotiating and Drafting Major Business Agreements, Insight Information, Vancouver, BC (September 27-28, 2010), Speaker

"Latest Developments in Contract Law", 10th Annual Negotiating & Drafting Major Business Agreements Conference, Federated Press, Vancouver, BC (November 2-3, 2009), Speaker

"Legislative and Case Law Update: Developments of Note", 3rd Edition Negotiating and Drafting Major Business Agreements, Insight Information, Vancouver, BC (March 2-3, 2009), Speaker

"Researching Foreign Law", Legal Research Course, Continuing Legal Education Society of B.C. (December 12, 2008), Speaker

"Recent Developments in Contract Law", Negotiating and Drafting Major Business Agreements Conference, Insight Information (2006), Speaker

"Research Strategies for Statutory Interpretation Questions" Legal Research Course, Continuing Legal Education Society of B.C. (2004), Speaker

"Contract Damages for Loss of Opportunity or Chance", Continuing Legal Education Society of B.C. (1996), Speaker
Termination of Contracts", Continuing Legal Education Society of B.C. (1995), Speaker
Articles

Is it Time for a Limitations Audit (May 11, 2015)

Tell Me No Lies – The New Duty of Honesty in Contractual Performance (December 10, 2014), Author

Contract Law Update: Developments of Note (November 3, 2014), Author

Stop Shooting Cannonballs at my Customers’ Canoe! Welcome Clarification on the “Unlawful Means” Tort from the Supreme Court Of Canada (February 7, 2014)

Class Action Law Bulletin: Green Light for Class Actions by Consumers (November 4, 2013), Author

Contract Law Update: Developments of Note (October 16, 2013), Author

Lisa Peters Awarded a President's Citation by the Canadian Bar Association BC Branch (July 12, 2013)

A Framework Emerges - Recent developments in the Law of Intentional Economic Torts (May 23, 2013), Co-author

Contract Law Update: Developments of Note (November 20, 2012), Author

Contract Law Update: Developments of Note (September 21, 2011), Author

"Supreme Court of Canada Weighs in on Disclosure Standard in Relation to Real Estate Developments in British Columbia" (May 13, 2011), Author

Contract Law Update: Developments of Note (October 8, 2010)

Contract Law Update: Developments of Note (April 9, 2009)

Researching Foreign Law, Legal Research Course, Continuing Legal Education Society of B.C. (December 12, 2008), Co-author

Supreme Court of Canada Appeal (November 17, 2008)

Claims for Misfeasance in Public Office: A Brief Summary (May 25, 2007)

“Conflict of Laws Primer” (November 1, 2006)

Solicitor-Client Privilege - Some Misconceptions (February 25, 2004)

"Corporate Opportunity: A Primer - Part 2" 11 Canadian Corporate Counsel 39 (2001)

Corporate Opportunity: A Primer - Part 1 (July 5, 2001)

"Proving Pure Economic Loss" Business Suits – Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia (1999)

"Recovery of Legal Research Expenses in Taxations and Assessments of Costs"

"Breach of fiduciary duty – an expanding cause of action", Pacific Rim Advisory Counsel International News, PRAC: Boston (1995), Author


Blogs

Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Blog
Lawson Lundell LLP 

Lawson Lundell's Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution Blog follows new and interesting issues emerging in the legal and business communities. Our goal is to provide a source of valuable information and insight on a wide variety of matters for our readers.

Privacy & Data Management Blog
Lawson Lundell LLP 

This blog is authored by members of the Privacy & Data Management Department. We follow new and interesting issues emerging in the legal and business communities. We follow emerging issues, legal developments, and new technology as they impact privacy and data management. We will focus on how...

Project Law Blog
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The Lawson Lundell Project Law Blog focuses on updating proponents on new and interesting issues emerging in the law and policy that applies to the development of major projects in Canada. The focus of the blog is on matters relating to environmental assessment and compliance, regulatory matters...

The Business Law Blog
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This blog is authored by members of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department. We intend to follow new and interesting issues emerging in the legal and business communities. The wide range of experience among the members of our litigation group will provide a diverse and insightful...

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