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Jill Yates
Partner

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

Partner in and Practice Lead of the firm’s Litigation Group in Vancouver, as well as Chair of the firm’s National Class Actions Group. Experienced commercial litigator at all levels of court and in arbitral hearings. Expert in complex commercial litigation, including class actions, involving a variety of industries. Editor of Defending Class Actions in Canada: A Guide for Defendants (LexisNexis), now in its fifth edition. Recognized by The Best Lawyers in Canada as the 2017 Class Action Litigation “Lawyer of the Year” in Vancouver and listed in their directory in the areas of Class Action Litigation and Corporate and Commercial Litigation. Recognized in the current editions of Chambers Global and Chambers Canada in the area of Dispute Resolution: Class Action (Defence). Listed in the current edition of Benchmark Canada's The Definitive Guide to Canada’s Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys as a Litigation Star in the areas of class action and product liability, and as a leading lawyer in product liability defence in Who’s Who: Canada. Regularly presents on various litigation topics, including those related to class actions. Clerked for the Chief Justice of the British Columbia Court of Appeal. Admitted to the British Columbia Bar in 2002.


Year Called to the Bar:2002 (BC)
745 Thurlow St, Suite 2400
Vancouver, BC
Phone: (604) 643-7908
Fax: (604) 643-5708
E-mail: [email protected]

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