Eileen M. Patel
Eileen Patel is a graduate of the UBC Law School, where she was Gold Medalist in 2009. While at Law School, she was awarded the top oralist prize in the Laskin Moot in 2008 as well as the Sugden Prize in Advocacy. Following her graduation, she clerked for the British Columbia Court of Appeal in 2009-2010 and for Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin of the Supreme Court of Canada in 2010-2011. She is a member of the bar in Ontario as well as British Columbia.
The Continuing Legal Education Society of B.C. has published its Annual Review of Law and Practice, and once again Hunter Litigation Chambers is well represented among the authors of this practice guide. Greg Allen, Eileen Patel and Ken Leung wrote the chapter of Administrative Law; Mark Oulton, Rebecca Robb and Ken Leung authored the section on Court Rules; and Alex Bjornson co-authored the chapter on Tort law.
Claire Hunter and Eileen Patel successfully appealed an order in proprietary estoppel awarding the respondent a right to purchase the appellant’s interest in her share of the family home. The majority held on this issue that a remedy in proprietary estoppel cannot arise where the person making the alleged representation regarding the property in question has no current or immediate right to the property, settling a point of law not previously determined in British Columbia. The reasons are available here. (at paragraphs 98-119)