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.
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)