Abigail C.F. Turner
Partner

DIRECT: 604 895 2855
aturner@harpergrey.com

ASSISTANT: Caroline Simon
csimon@harpergrey.com

Abigail Turner Law Corp

Areas of Practice

Biography

Abigail is a partner in our health law and insurance law groups.

Abigail assists clients with a variety of issues arising from the practice of medicine. She also has a busy practice focusing on defending life and disability claims on behalf of insurance companies.

An avid volunteer, Abigail is very involved with Rotary International, an organization of more than 1.2 million business, professional and community leaders. She is a past chair of our articling student recruitment committee and a past assistant chair of our insurance law practice group.

Education

  • University of Bristol, England, LL.M.., 1992
  • University of British Columbia, LL.B., 1991
  • University of British Columbia, B.A., 1988

Bar Admission

  • British Columbia, 1993
  • Yukon Territory, 2012

Recognition

Benchmark Canada 2016 Commentary:  “Harper Grey’s celebrated medical defense/health capacity is brimming with regionally and nationally recognized talent. They’ve got some real gems: Kimberly Jakeman, Guy Brown, QC, James Lepp, QC, Karen Douglas, Abigail Turner. These cases are not easy to cope with – they involve a lot of factual evidence you wish you didn’t have to hear – but the Harper Grey team has done a very commendable job of providing assured, steady counsel in cases where it would be easy for those with less backbone and less adequate acumen to falter.”

Leadership

  • Tutor - Doctor, Patient & Society course, UBC Faculty of Medicine
  • Speaker - Law in Medicine Lecture, UBC Faculty of Law and UBC Faculty of Medicine
  • Speaker - Canadian Medical Protective Association Symposia
  • Mentor - Canadian Bar Association, Women Lawyers Forum
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association-British Columbia Branch - Health Law and Insurance Law subsections
  • Member, Medical-Legal Society of British Columbia
  • Executive Member, Canadian Bar Association - National Health Law Subsection
  • Former Member, Canadian Defence Lawyers
  • Past President and Current Member, Rotary Club of Vancouver Sunrise

Client Work

Health Law

  • Defending physicians in matters involving human rights complaints, hospital privileges, inquests, civil litigation and matters involving the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia

Insurance

  • Disability and life insurance defence, including liability and coverage matters

 

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