Kim Jakeman is a partner and member of the Harper Grey LLP Health Law practice group. She has extensive court experience representing clients in complex medical malpractice cases.
Kim's primary emphasis is on civil litigation and administrative law. Earlier in her career, she represented the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia and practiced in the areas of personal injury, insurance, estate and family law litigation. She has represented clients in various forums including tribunals such as the Human Rights Commission and the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal of British Columbia.
In addition to her health law practice, Kim has taken an interest in the law on conflicts having authored papers on the topic in various journals and in-house bulletins. A portion of Kim's practice also involves pharmacy defence litigation.
Born and raised in Alberta, Kim now lives in the Lower Mainland with her family. She is an accomplished athlete with a Level 1 Crossfit Instructor Certificate. She enjoys road biking, having participated in the Whistler Gran Fondo, and has completed two marathons. She grew up as a competitive athlete in gymnastics, swimming, basketball and volleyball.
- University of British Columbia, LL.B., 1989
- University of Calgary, BPE, 1985
- British Columbia, 1990
- Washington State, 1994
- University of British Columbia Moot Court Judge
- Officer and Executive Member, Canadian Bar Association, National Health Law Subsection, since 2007
- Co-Chair, Canadian Bar Association National Health Law Conference, 2009 and 2011
- Past Vice-Chair, Canadian Bar Association - BC Branch, Health Law Subsection
- Speaker, Canadian Medical Protective Association Symposia
- Member, Canadian Bar Association - BC Branch, Health Law, Administrative Law and Civil Litigation Subsections
- Member, Medical Legal Society of British Columbia
- Member, Washington State Bar Association (non-practicing)
- Member, Defence Research Institute
- Mentor, Canadian Bar Association
- Past Board Member, British Columbia College of Naturopaths
- Past Board Member, African Canadian Continuing Education Society (ACCES)
- Author, various publications on health law topics and the issue of Conflicts
- Frequent lecturer on topics pertaining to professional negligence, including the 22nd Annual Obstetrics Update for Family Physicians
- Recognized as a “Future Star” in British Columbia in the area of medical Malpractice by Benchmark Canada 2013
- Recognized as a "Leading Practitioner" by Lexpert Canada in the area of medical negligence (defence)
- Kim has appeared as lead and co-counsel in numerous compromised infant cases
- Lead counsel in one of the two precedential cases on wrongful life: Roe v. Dabbs
- Co-counsel in one of the leading BC Court of Appeal decisions regarding government funding of compromised infant claims: Fullerton v. Delair
- Lead counsel in one of the leading cases on a patient's obligation to follow up: Konevitchenko v. Andreou
- Co-counsel in two leading causation cases: Bigcharles v. Lomax and Moore v. Johnson
- Co-counsel in one of the leading decisions on a physician's duty to follow up and cost of care issues: Kahlon v. Kahn
- Counsel on a special costs application: Steinebach v. O'Brien
- Lead counsel in a case dismissed on the limitation issue: Lorette v. Thorson Health Care
- Key Disposal Ltd. v. Laidlaw Waste Systems (Canada) Ltd.
- Key Disposal v. Paullos
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