Julia Roos maintains a general civil litigation practice with a focus on commercial and administrative law. She has appeared before all levels of court in British Columbia.
Julia received her JD in 2015 from Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC. During law school, she participated in competitive moots and was managing editor of the Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law.
Julia summered and articled at the firm before clerking for the Honourable Justice Robert Barnes at the Federal Court of Canada. She returned to the firm as an associate in 2017.
William v. British Columbia, 2018 BCSC 1425 (with Mark Oulton): Counsel for Taseko Mines Limited in the successful defence of a petition brought by the Tsilhqot’in Nation challenging an exploration program on consultation and accommodation grounds.
Kerfoot v. Richter, 2018 BCCA 238 (with Randy Kaardal, Q.C.): successfully brought an appeal concerning the presumption of undue influence under s. 52 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act and the test for converting a petition to an action.
Canada (Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency) v. Taseko Mines Limited, 2018 BCSC 1034 (with Michael Stephens): successfully opposed Canada’s petition under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 seeking to enjoin Taseko Mines from proceeding with certain provincially authorized mining exploration activities. The Court agreed with Taseko’s position that properly interpreted the federal environmental assessment legislation does not apply to the work.
Mark Oulton and Julia Roos acted for Taseko Mines Limited in successfully defending a petition brought by the Tsilhqot’in Nation challenging an exploration program on consultation and accommodation grounds. The reasons for judgment can be found here.
Randy Kaardal, Q.C. and Julia Roos successfully brought an appeal concerning the presumption of undue influence under s. 52 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act and the test for converting a petition to an action. The reasons of the Court are available here. Randy Kaardal Q.C. was also quoted by The Lawyer’s Daily in an article regarding the case, a copy of which can be found here.
Five Hunter Litigation Chambers lawyers — Mike Stephens, Brent Olthuis, Claire Hunter, Trevor Bant and Julia Roos — were recognized in the British Columbia Court of Appeal’s 2017 Annual Report for their contributions to pro bono services on Court of Appeal cases in 2017.