Miller Thomson proudly congratulates Madam Justice Wendy Baker, Q.C. and Madam Justice Heather MacMillan-Brown, Q.C. on their recent appointments to the Superior Court bench in British Columbia and Saskatchewan, respectively.
Wendy Baker, Q.C. is appointed a judge of the Supreme Court of British Columbia in Vancouver.
“She was called to the bar in 1993 and joined the firm of Roberts, Muir & Griffin. In 2001, the firm (known then as Roberts & Baker) merged with the national firm of Miller Thomson LLP, where she remained as a partner in the litigation group for the remainder of her career as a lawyer. In 2009, Justice Baker was appointed Queen’s Counsel.
Justice Baker practised commercial litigation, and her experience spans many industries and areas of practice, including corporate and commercial disputes, agricultural law, and Aboriginal law. Acting as commission counsel, she assisted Mr. Justice Cohen on the Commission of Inquiry on the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River from 2009-2012. She was a member of the B.C. Civil Resolution Tribunal since its inception, and heard appeals as Acting Registrar of the Motor Vehicle Sales Authority and as a member of the B.C. Financial Services Tribunal.
Throughout her career, Justice Baker has been a frequent speaker and contributor to legal education programs. She has contributed to many publications of the B.C. Continuing Legal Education Society, including BC Business Disputes, Introducing Evidence at Trial, and the Advocacy Toolkit. She has taken on many roles in her community, including as a board member and Chair of the West Coast Environmental Law Association, and the Chair of the Karen Jamieson Dance Society. She has also been committed to the mentoring and development of young lawyers, and to the advancement of women in the legal profession.”
Read the full release: Government of Canada announces judicial appointments in the province of British Columbia
Heather MacMillan-Brown, Q.C. is appointed a judge of Her Majesty’s Court of Queen’s Bench for Saskatchewan in Saskatoon.
“She practised with Miller Thomson (formerly Balfour Moss) from 1997, becoming a partner of the firm in 2004.
Justice MacMillan-Brown practised as a litigator for her entire career, focusing in more recent years on the area of professional discipline and regulation. In recognition of her expertise, Justice MacMillan-Brown was appointed Queen’s Counsel for Saskatchewan in 2012 and was recognized for her litigation skills by Benchmark Canada and Best Lawyers in Canada.
Justice MacMillan-Brown has been extensively involved in the Canadian Bar Association throughout her career, including serving as president of the CBA Saskatchewan Branch in 2012-13. Outside of her legal volunteerism, she has been involved in her community as the campaign chair for the United Way Saskatoon’s Community Campaign in 2016 and 2017 and as a member of the Board of Directors for Autism Services Saskatoon.”
Read the full release: Government of Canada announces judicial appointments in the province of Saskatchewan
We would like to thank Justice Baker and Justice MacMillan-Brown for their numerous contributions which have enhanced and enriched our firm, and wish them the very best as they embark on the next chapter of their careers.