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Rebecca Robb

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Rebecca Robb has a wide-ranging litigation practice with particular focuses on commercial and corporate disputes, administrative and regulatory law and criminal law. She has appeared before the Supreme Court of British Columbia, the British Columbia Court of Appeal, the Federal Court of Appeal and various administrative tribunals.

Rebecca is a graduate of the four-year Juris Doctor/Master of Arts (International Affairs) program at the University of Ottawa and Carleton University. After completing the program in 2012, Rebecca interned with the Pre-Trial Division of the International Criminal Court in The Hague. Rebecca clerked for the Supreme Court of British Columbia in 2012-2013 and completed her articles with Hunter Litigation Chambers.

Rebecca is a member of the Canadian Bar Association and is currently serving on the Board of Directors for the International Commission of Jurists Canada as the Vice President for British Columbia. Rebecca also volunteers with Access Pro Bono.

Notable Cases

Butterfield (Re), 2017 LSBC 02 (with Randy Kaardal): successfully represented the Law Society of British Columbia in a matter involving a conditional admission of professional misconduct by a lawyer for sexually harassing two employees. This is the first instance the Law Society of British Columbia has disciplined a lawyer for sexual harassment as professional misconduct.

Ogden v. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, 2015 BCCA 175 (with Randy Kaardal, Q.C. and Paul Heisler): Successfully appealed a trial judgment, in which the trial judge had found that the appellant had wrongfully terminated the employment of the respondent for cause. The appeal was allowed on the bases that the trial judge had misconstrued the legal argument of the appellant, had made irreconciliable findings of fact and had misapprehended evidence.

Rebecca Robb (with Ken McEwan, Q.C.) represented the Law Society of British Columbia in the Court of Appeal, successfully defending an appeal from a Discipline Panel’s finding of professional misconduct.

Randy Kaardal, Q.C., Ryan Androsoff, and Rebecca Robb represented an Alberta-based Rural Electrification Association in successfully defending against an application brought by the adverse electrical distribution utility for a declaration that an arbitrator had lost jurisdiction to deal with costs. The utility sought to deny the Association the opportunity to claim its costs of a lengthy and hard-fought arbitration brought under the Alberta Electric Utilities Act and the related Roles, Relationships and Responsibilities Regulation in which the Association enjoyed substantial success. The arbitrator’s ruling that he retains jurisdiction to deal with costs means the Association may now seek recovery from the utility of the considerable expense it incurred in the course of the arbitration.

Publications

Publications

“Reasonable Expectation of Privacy – Empiricism in the Analysis of Informational Privacy”, Paper prepared for the CBA National Criminal Justice Conference - April 8, 2017, by Rebecca J. Robb

"Civil Procedure – Court Rules" in the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC’s Annual Review of Law & Practice (2017), by Mark Oulton, Rebecca J. Robb and Kenneth K. Leung

"Civil Procedure – Court Rules" in the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC’s Annual Review of Law & Practice (2016), by Mark Oulton, Rebecca J. Robb, Katie E. Webber and Kenneth K. Leung

"Civil Procedure – Court Rules" in the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC’s Annual Review of Law & Practice (2015), by Mark Oulton, Rebecca J. Robb, Katie E. Webber and Kenneth K. Leung

“Canadian Cases in Public International Law” in Canadian Yearbook of International Law (2013-2014), by Gib van Ert, Greg J. Allen and Rebecca J. Robb

News

October 2017

Rebecca Robb attended the inaugural Canadian Benchmark Women in Litigation Forum in Toronto on October 18.

On October 11, Rebecca Robb and Trevor Bant were recognized at the Access Pro Bono Society’s Annual General Meeting as among the Top 10 volunteers in the roster program for 2016. Rebecca was also in the top 10 civil chambers program volunteers. Congratulations to Rebecca and Trevor!

April 2017

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.

March 2017

Rebecca Robb was interviewed for an article entitled "How to turn a clerkships into a job", in Precedent JD.

February 2017

Randy Kaardal, Q.C., Ryan Androsoff, and Rebecca Robb represented an Alberta-based Rural Electrification Association in successfully defending against an application brought by the adverse electrical distribution utility for a declaration that an arbitrator had lost jurisdiction to deal with costs. The utility sought to deny the Association the opportunity to claim its costs of a lengthy and hard-fought arbitration brought under the Alberta Electric Utilities Act and the related Roles, Relationships and Responsibilities Regulation in which the Association enjoyed substantial success. The arbitrator’s ruling that he retains jurisdiction to deal with costs means the Association may now seek recovery from the utility of the considerable expense it incurred in the course of the arbitration.

October 2016

Mark Oulton and Rebecca Robb successfully obtained an anton piller order to preserve evidence in a commercial case involving allegations of breach of contract, conversion and misuse of confidential and proprietary information. The reasons for judgment may be found here: Regal Ideas Inc. v. Haus Innovations Inc. and others.

August 2016

Ken McEwan, Q.C. and Rebecca Robb represented the Law Society of British Columbia in the Court of Appeal, successfully defending an appeal from a Discipline Panel’s finding of professional misconduct.

March 2016

Claire Hunter and Rebecca Robb brought a successful appeal on behalf of two hatching egg producers from a series of decisions of the British Columbia Broiler Hatching Egg Commission relating to the establishment of a quota system for specialty hatching egg production in British Columbia. In March 29, 2016, the Farm Industry Review Board found "significant errors of both policy and process" and set aside the decisions under appeal. The reasons are available here.

May 2015

Randy Kaardal, Q.C., Paul Heisler and Rebecca Robb successfully appealed a trial judgment finding that the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce had wrongfully terminated the employment of a financial advisor at the bank: Ogden v. C.I.B.C., 2015 BCCA 175.

March 2015

Bill Smart, Q.C. and Claire Hunter, with the assistance of Rebecca Robb, successfully obtained dismissed at trial of a historical abuse claim made against the firm’s client John Furlong. The Court found that the conduct in the litigation of the man who made claim was egregious, reprehensible and worthy of rebuke and awarded special costs to Mr. Furlong. The Oral Reasons For Judgment are available here.

February 2015

John Hunter, Q.C. and Claire Hunter, with the assistance of Rebecca Robb, successfully obtained dismissal at summary trial of a historical abuse claim made against John Furlong. The woman’s claim was dismissed on the basis that the evidence supported a conclusion that she did not attend the school at which Mr. Furlong taught during the time he was there. The Reasons for Judgment are available here.

October 2014

Claire Hunter and Rebecca Robb successfully obtained an order varying spousal support in favour of our firm’s client: http://www.canlii.org/en/bc/bcsc/doc/2014/2014bcsc2037/2014bcsc2037.pdf

April 2014

We are pleased to welcome Rebecca Robb as a new associate with the firm. Rebecca is a graduate of the University of Ottawa and Carleton University where she completed the joint Common Law and Master of Arts program. After receiving her law degree, Rebecca interned with the Pre-Trial Division of the International Criminal Court and clerked with the British Columbia Supreme Court. She then articled with our firm and joined us upon her call to the bar.