Kelsey Sherriff

Partner | Vancouver


Portrait of Kelsey Sherriff

Committee applications: Duties and costs

There is a presumption at law that every adult is capable of making decisions. As a society, we take this presumption seriously in ensuring our rights are not unnecessarily taken from us and that we have autonomy concerning our own...


COVID-19: The power of the government in a public health emergency

Governments across Canada are responding to the COVID-19 crisis by invoking powers available to them under public health and emergency management legislation. The Governments of B.C. and Alberta have declared states of public health emergency under their respective public health...


The BC Court of Appeal maintains a high bar for certifying environmental class actions

The BC Court of Appeal’s decision in Kirk v Executive Flight Centre et. al[1] striking out certification of an environmental class action illustrates the challenges in bringing environmental torts by way of class proceedings and specifically maintains a high bar...


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...