When a commercial dispute arises, in the context of construction or otherwise, understanding a client’s long-term goals and identifying actionable first steps are key, especially when the stakes of litigation are high.  Whether Rosalie is representing a developer, contractor, or a professional, she is committed to working diligently alongside her clients to establish practical legal solutions.

When dealing with insurance coverage matters, Rosalie is thorough and pragmatic in her approach and advice to her clients.

Rosalie prioritizes goal-oriented planning when working with her clients to find resolutions. She takes the time to learn about each client’s objectives and crafts legal strategies that will protect their interests while helping them reach their business targets.

Rosalie has extensive experience advising clients both locally and across North America. She works hard to be a trusted partner to her clients, who value her responsiveness and sensibility. When a problem arises, she is frequently our clients’ first call.

Services

Contract Disputes General commercial litigation
Construction delay and deficiency claims Shareholder and director disputes
Builders’ lien issues Corporate governance disputes
Bond claims Breach of fiduciary duty and breach of trust claims
Negotiating and drafting construction and procurement contracts Injunctions and property preservation orders
Commercial lease disputes Creditors remedies
Real estate disputes Insurance coverage advice

In court, Rosalie is a strong and vocal advocate. She navigates legal conflicts with ease and speed, responding to the other party’s arguments confidently and persuasively. She has appeared before the British Columbia Supreme Court, the British Columbia Court of Appeal, and numerous administrative tribunals in British Columbia and Ontario. She has experience acting in complex trials, arbitrations and class action proceedings.

Rosalie appreciates the tangible aspect of our clients’ work. Whether it’s advising on a construction claim or a contract issue for our infrastructure clients, or a coverage issue for our insurance clients, Rosalie welcomes the opportunity to help them resolve their complicated legal challenges with practical solutions.

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  • Successfully represented clients in an appeal regarding issues relating to sub-division of real property
  • Represented a client in mixed mediation-arbitration process to resolve claim regarding breach fiduciary duty and taking of corporate opportunity
  • Successfully represented clients in disputes relating to development of commercial property
  • Successfully represented clients in interim applications in complex, multi-party litigation where issues required to be addressed included jurisdictional issues, procedural issues and the rights to and scope of pre-trial cross-examination of witnesses
  • Successfully represented clients in obtaining property preservation orders and injunctive relief
  • Assisted with negotiation and drafting of engineering, procurement and design contracts for refurbishment of mining project
  • Providing advice for contract negotiations of major infrastructure projects, including advice on requirements of builders’ lien legislation, insurance concerns and dispute resolution term
  • Providing coverage advice on homeowners policies and commercial building envelope policies
Industry Involvement
  • Canadian Bar Association, Member
  • Canadian Bar Association, Young Lawyers' Subcommittee
  • Canadian Bar Association – British Columbia Branch, Construction Law Section, Executive
  • The Advocates’ Society, Commercial Litigation Practice Group, Member
  • The Advocates’ Society, Construction Law Practice Group, Chair
  • Women in Infrastructure, Member and Volunteer
Education & Call to Bar
  • Call to Bar: British Columbia, 2014
  • Juris Doctor (JD), York University, 2013
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of British Columbia, 2010