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McCarthy Tétrault
745 Thurlow Street
Suite 2400
Vancouver BC V6E 0C5

Work Department

Dispute Resolution: Class Actions (Defence); Litigation: General Commercial


Partner in and Practice Lead of the firm’s Litigation Group in Vancouver. Chair of the firm’s National Class Actions Group. Experienced commercial litigator and has appeared at all levels of court in British Columbia, in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario, in the Federal Court, and in arbitral hearings. Has expertise in complex commercial litigation involving a variety of types of claims and in a broad range of industries, and particular expertise in defending class actions. Has significant trial experience, including trial of common issues. Frequently represents financial institution clients on a variety of matters including in relation to fraud, de-marketing, contract terms and mortgage issues. Frequently represents clients in consumer protection, product liability and privacy claims.


British Columbia Bar, 2002

Board Chair of BGC South Coast (formerly Boys and Girls Club of South Coast BC).


International Association of Defense Counsel, Canadian Bar Association and Vancouver Bar Association.


Editor, ‘Defending Class Actions in Canada, Fifth Edition’ (2020).

Lawyer Rankings

Canada > Dispute resolution: British Columbia

(Leading Individuals)

Jill Yates McCarthy Tétrault

The British Columbia practice at McCarthy Tétrault demonstrates skilful handling of mining, environmental, Aboriginal and energy-related disputes. The group is also regularly sought out by national and international clients in the retail, healthcare, tech and financial services segments. Jill Yates steers the department and oversees major commercial cases for finance, agribusiness and pharmaceutical-sector clients. Additional key team members include leading litigator Michael Feder KC, who has substantial experience acting on consumer class action matters; and Aidan Cameron, who shines in construction, mining, insurance and real estate litigation. Alexandra Cocks and Patrick Williams, who was recently promoted to the partnership, are additional key contacts. Una Radoja specializes in filing or defending claims by public and private companies against directors and officers. Partner Miranda Lam left the firm in January 2022, moving in-house.