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Assistant

Frances Heaps | fch@kkbl.com



Bar admissions

British Columbia (1995)


Education

McGill University, BComm (1991)

University of Victoria, LLB (1994)


Professional Experience

Jasmin represents and advises clients as a member of the Litigation / Dispute Resolution Team. She recognizes that her clients want practical, cost-effective advice and solutions tailored to their unique needs, and she is committed to finding creative and appropriate solutions to resolve legal disputes.

Jasmin has successfully assisted clients in achieving resolution through negotiation, both formal and informal methods of alternative dispute resolution, including mediation. She has also appeared as counsel before both the British Columbia Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, and has represented clients in arbitration proceedings.

Jasmin has represented and advised clients on the following:

 
  • Contract disputes

    • Purchase and sale of real property, shares, and other assets

    • Exclusive use, non-competition agreements, and other restrictive covenants

    • Shareholder agreements

    • Construction contracts

    • Debt and security instruments

    • Commercial leases

    • Employment agreements

  • Defamation

  • Shareholder, partnership, and corporate governance disputes

  • Claims of fraud, negligence, misrepresentation, and breach of fiduciary duty

  • Numerous issues under the Business Corporations Act, including plans of arrangement, dissent rights, and oppression actions

 

Professional Involvement

  • Law Society of B.C. Bencher, elected (2017-present)

    • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Advisory Committee, Chair

    • Discipline Committee and Law Firm Regulation Task Force, Vice-Chair

    • Member of the Ethics Committee (2017), Lawyer Education Advisory Committee (2018), and the Governance Committee (2019)

    • Discipline and Credentials Hearing Panel Member, Non-Bencher Lawyer (2011-2016)

  • Professional Legal Training Course, Guest Instructor – Ethics & Professionalism (2017–present)

  • Continuing Legal Education Society of B.C., Guest Instructor  (2015, 2016, 2019)

  • Canadian Bar Association, British Columbia

    • Women’s Law Forum Mentoring Program  (2011–present)

      • Organizing Committee

      • Mentor

  • Equality and Diversity Committee, Member (2012-2014)

  • Vancouver Bar Association, elected Executive Member (2001-2002)