Kelsey Sherriff has a general commercial litigation practice with a focus on administrative and regulatory health law, wills and estates, and bankruptcy and insolvency.
Kelsey has a diverse litigation practice that includes the following:
Health law: Kelsey acts for various administrative bodies such as regulatory colleges. Her litigation work includes submissions before the Health Professions Board, disciplinary hearings, and Supreme Court matters.
Trust and estate litigation and dispute resolution: Kelsey acts for executors on probate matters and for individuals on issues concerning the validity of wills and variation claims. In addition, Kelsey acts for clients assisting with the care of adults, including applications for committeeship.
Commercial litigation: Kelsey acts for a wide array of clients in her commercial litigation practice on matters involving contractual disputes, debt claims, bankruptcy and insolvency, and shareholder disputes.
During law school, Kelsey was actively involved in the law school student government. She was a first year representative on the Social Affairs Caucus, served as vice-president sitting on the Law Students’ Society Executive in her second year and served as president of the Law Students’ Society in her final year. In addition, Kelsey volunteered for the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program as both a clinician and a clinic head at the Gordon House Community Centre.
Following law school, Kelsey clerked for one year at the British Columbia Supreme Court.
Kelsey serves as the co-chair of Miller Thomson Vancouver’s Women’s Leadership Initiative committee.
- Kelsey is currently involved in a pro bono class action defending the rights of Canadian Veterans to fair benefits for injuries suffered in their service in Scott v Canada.
- “The Law of Consent for Organ Donation,” CBA Wills and Trusts Section Meeting, February 16, 2016
- “Tax Court of Canada Rules on Location of Business Income For Tax Exemption Under Indian Act,” Tax Notes, November 2012
- “Climate Change Legislation & Transportation Transformation,” The Transportation Lawyer, 2011
- “Court of Appeal Rules that Provisions of the Builder’s Lien Act are Inapplicable to Certain Leasehold Interests in Federal Crown Lands,” Construction and Infrastructure Law Newsletter, BC Client Alert, March 2011
- “Report Indicates Canada Should Implement National Climate Policies Ahead of U.S.,” Miller Thomson Client Alert, 2011
- Canadian Bar Association
Bar admissions & education
- British Columbia Bar, 2011
- J.D., University of British Columbia, 2009
- B.H.K., University of British Columbia, 2005
Firm’s veterans class action given green light by BC Supreme Court
Listen to interviews with Miller Thomson’s Don Sorochan discussing the case: The World Today, October 2, 2013 – listen at 3:24 mins Bill Good Show, October 3, 2013 – listen at 10:17 mins A class action brought on a pro bono...
Miller Thomson lawyers obtain $90,000 award in Tax Court of Canada.
Sarah Hansen and Kelsey Thompson of Miller Thomson Vancouver and co-counsel Robert Janes of JFK Law Corporation successfully obtained a $90,000 lump sum cost award representing 60% of the client’s solicitor and client costs that far exceeded the tariff rate...
The Vancouver office welcomes Brendan Burns and Kelsey Thompson, who join the firm as associates.
Brendan Burns joins the Corporate Commercial group. Kelsey Thompson joins the Litigation group.
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Health Industry Group Webinar Series – Navigating the Legal Pall of Medically Assisted Death
Miller Thomson’s Health Industry Group Launches National Webinar Series Miller Thomson’s National Health Industry Group is pleased to present a complimentary special three-part webinar series addressing some of the most pressing and topical issues facing the health industry. Our first session:...
Tax Court of Canada Rules on Location of Business Income for the Purpose of Tax Exemption Under the Indian Act
On July 10, 2012, the Tax Court of Canada released its judgment in Dickie v. The Queen, 2012 TCC 242, wherein Miller Thomson, and co-counsel Robert Janes of JFK Law Corporation, were successful on an appeal of a reassessment made...
Climate Change Legislation & Transportation Transformation
The Transportation Lawyer
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Court of Appeal Rules that Provisions of the Builder’s Lien Act are Inapplicable to Certain Leasehold Interests in Federal Crown Lands
On February 25, 2011, the British Columbia Court of Appeal released its judgment in Vancouver International Airport Authority v. British Columbia (Attorney General), 2011 BCCA 89. The Court of Appeal held that sections 2, 15, 16, 21 and 31 of...
Report Indicates Canada Should Implement National Climate Policies Ahead of U.S.
Miller Thomson Client Alert
On January 25, 2011, the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (“NRTEE”) released its report: Climate Prosperity- Parallel Paths: Canada- U.S. Climate Policy Choices. The report explores both the economic and environmental implications of Canada harmonizing with...