Mary Margaret’s practice focuses on the defence of personal injury and sexual abuse claims. She is counsel to a number of national religious institutions, and provides advice on the formation and implementation of policies for responding to allegations of sexual abuse or sexual harassment.
Mary Margaret also acts for schools and school boards – both defending claims and providing workshops and advice on areas of risk management.
Mary Margaret has also been defence counsel for numerous municipalities for over thirty years. She also acts as defence counsel in complex multi-party aviation litigation. She appears regularly as counsel in the British Columbia Supreme Court and British Columbia Court of Appeal.
|Dispute Resolution Experience and Training
|Professional and Other Activities
2020 CLEBC, Virtual Conflict Resolution Conference
2019 Harvard University, Advanced Mediation
2017 Northwestern University, Mediation Skills Training
2016 Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University, Mediating the Litigated Case
1984 — 1985 Gonville & Caius College University of Cambridge, Cambridge, England LL.M.
1981 — 1984 University of Victoria Faculty of Law LL.B.
1980 — 1981 Universite de Perpignan, Perpignan, France Diplome des Etudes Francaises
1978 — 1980 University of British Columbia Faculty of Arts B.A.
Mary M. MacKinnon
Law office of Guild Yule LLP, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Additional Language(s) : French
VanIAC Panel(s) : Mediation
Practice Areas : Administrative Law, Aviation Law, Construction Law, Contract Law, Education Law, Employment Law, General Civil Law, Human Rights Law, Insurance Law, Leaky Condo Law, Multi-Party Law, Municipal Law, Negligence Law, Person Injury Law, Religious Law, Wills and Estates Law, Workplace Law