Kara Hill

Associate

She/Her

Kara takes a practical approach to her legal work and is known for balancing tenacity with collegiality.

Biography

Kara’s legal practice is focused on two main areas: defending companies and individuals in bodily injury litigation and representing health professionals in regulatory matters.

In her insurance practice, Kara assists clients with a variety of litigation defence matters, handling an array of cases with a keen interest in complex personal injury, including and traumatic brain injury cases.

In her health and professional regulation practice, Kara represents professionals such as physicians, dentists, podiatrists, physiotherapists, nurses and psychologists in complaint, disciplinary, billing and other matters involving their respective regulatory bodies and the provincial government.

Kara has appeared before the Provincial and Supreme Courts of British Columbia and various administrative tribunals including the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia, the Health Professions Review Board and the Medical Services Commission.

Assistance Team
Legal Administrative Assistant

Darlene Rowell

Legal Administrative Assistant

[email protected] Contact by email
Expertise
Education
  • University of Manitoba, J.D., 2012

  • University of Victoria, B.A. (With Distinction), 2008

Bar Admission
  • British Columbia, 2013
Languages spoken
  • English
Professional Credentials
Leadership / Social Engagement
  • Pacific Community Resources Society, Board Member (2017 – current), Vice Chair of the Board (2018-2021, 2023 – current), Nomination Committee Chair (2023 – current), Governance Committee Chair (2018-2021)
  • Canadian Bar Association British Columbia, Women Lawyers Forum, Mentor (2020 – current)
  • Marketing and Communication Committee, Women Lawyers Forum, Volunteer (2020-2021)
  • Hoop-Law Charity Basketball Tournament, Participant
  • YWCA Youth Mentorship Program, Mentor (2016 – 2017)
Memberships
  • Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch, Member
  • The Law Society of British Columbia, Member
Publications
  • Administrative Justice: A Practitioner’s Guide, Published by LexisNexis® Canada, Contributing Author (2016)
  • Harper Grey Administrative Law Observer Newsletter, Contributing Author
  • Harper Grey Canadian Administrative Law Blog, Contributing Author
  • Harper Grey Canadian Insurance Law Blog, Past Contributing Author
  • Harper Grey Insurance Law Update Newsletter, Past Contributing Author
  • LexisNexis® Harper Grey Administrative Law Netletter™, Contributing Author
  • LexisNexis® Harper Grey Insurance Law Netletter™, Past Contributing Author

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Ontario court upholds HRT’s finding that it has concurrent jurisdiction with labour arbitrators over complaints by unionized employees post-Horrocks
Ontario court upholds HRT’s finding that it has concurrent jurisdiction with labour arbitrators over complaints by unionized employees post-Horrocks Ontario court upholds HRT’s finding that it has concurrent jurisdiction with labour arbitrators over complaints by unionized employees post-Horrocks
Professional regulator’s refusal to grant further adjournment of disciplinary hearing due to cancer-related medical issues was not procedurally unfair
Professional regulator’s refusal to grant further adjournment of disciplinary hearing due to cancer-related medical issues was not procedurally unfair Professional regulator’s refusal to grant further adjournment of disciplinary hearing due to cancer-related medical issues was not procedurally unfair
Harper Grey continues to support West Coast LEAF Through Supporter Sponsorship of 2024 Equity Breakfast
Harper Grey continues to support West Coast LEAF Through Supporter Sponsorship of 2024 Equity Breakfast
Fishing association did not have standing to advance argument that Minister of Fisheries and Oceans breached its constitutional duty to consult with Indigenous stakeholders before making decision to geographically divide a lobster fishing area in Atlantic Ocean
Fishing association did not have standing to advance argument that Minister of Fisheries and Oceans breached its constitutional duty to consult with Indigenous stakeholders before making decision to geographically divide a lobster fishing area in Atlantic Ocean Fishing association did not have standing to advance argument that Minister of Fisheries and Oceans breached its constitutional duty to consult with Indigenous stakeholders before making decision to geographically divide a lobster fishing area in Atlantic Ocean
Nigel Trevethan and Kara Hill present at BCPMA Annual Scientific Seminar
Nigel Trevethan and Kara Hill present at BCPMA Annual Scientific Seminar Nigel Trevethan and Kara Hill present at BCPMA Annual Scientific Seminar Nigel Trevethan and Kara Hill present at BCPMA Annual Scientific Seminar
Kara Hill, recognized as One to Watch by Best Lawyers Canada 2024
Kara Hill, recognized as One to Watch by Best Lawyers Canada 2024 Kara Hill, recognized as One to Watch by Best Lawyers Canada 2024
Airbnb succeeds in quashing IPC’s order concerning public disclosure of Vancouver hosts’ personal addresses as potential risks of disclosure not reasonably considered
Airbnb succeeds in quashing IPC’s order concerning public disclosure of Vancouver hosts’ personal addresses as potential risks of disclosure not reasonably considered Airbnb succeeds in quashing IPC’s order concerning public disclosure of Vancouver hosts’ personal addresses as potential risks of disclosure not reasonably considered
Landlord who failed to move into her condo after evicting her tenant due to a change of moving plans arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic was ordered to pay the tenant a full year’s rent in compensation
Landlord who failed to move into her condo after evicting her tenant due to a change of moving plans arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic was ordered to pay the tenant a full year’s rent in compensation Landlord who failed to move into her condo after evicting her tenant due to a change of moving plans arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic was ordered to pay the tenant a full year’s rent in compensation
HRT’s decision to summarily dismiss complaint set aside in part because of its failure to consider new medical evidence about complainant’s diagnosis that had been provided after the employer’s impugned decisions had been made
HRT’s decision to summarily dismiss complaint set aside in part because of its failure to consider new medical evidence about complainant’s diagnosis that had been provided after the employer’s impugned decisions had been made HRT’s decision to summarily dismiss complaint set aside in part because of its failure to consider new medical evidence about complainant’s diagnosis that had been provided after the employer’s impugned decisions had been made
Court of Appeal agrees it was not patently unreasonable for BC Human Rights Tribunal to summarily dismiss appellant’s discrimination complaint following his termination for using dating apps to hook up with male students on campus where he worked
Court of Appeal agrees it was not patently unreasonable for BC Human Rights Tribunal to summarily dismiss appellant’s discrimination complaint following his termination for using dating apps to hook up with male students on campus where he worked Court of Appeal agrees it was not patently unreasonable for BC Human Rights Tribunal to summarily dismiss appellant’s discrimination complaint following his termination for using dating apps to hook up with male students on campus where he worked
Small claims action dismissed after claimant’s failure to appear at settlement conference due to not seeing the notice of settlement conference in the mail during its COVID-related closure. Application to set that dismissal order aside was brought several months later and dismissed due to claimant’s lack of diligence
Small claims action dismissed after claimant’s failure to appear at settlement conference due to not seeing the notice of settlement conference in the mail during its COVID-related closure. Application to set that dismissal order aside was brought several months later and dismissed due to claimant’s lack of diligence Small claims action dismissed after claimant’s failure to appear at settlement conference due to not seeing the notice of settlement conference in the mail during its COVID-related closure. Application to set that dismissal order aside was brought several months later and dismissed due to claimant’s lack of diligence
Court rules public health order banning indoor religious gatherings are a justified infringement on Charter rights to freedom of religion and expression
Court rules public health order banning indoor religious gatherings are a justified infringement on Charter rights to freedom of religion and expression Court rules public health order banning indoor religious gatherings are a justified infringement on Charter rights to freedom of religion and expression
Human Rights Tribunal can refuse to accept complaints for filing if facts do not allege, beyond the realm of conjecture, a contravention of the Code
Human Rights Tribunal can refuse to accept complaints for filing if facts do not allege, beyond the realm of conjecture, a contravention of the Code Human Rights Tribunal can refuse to accept complaints for filing if facts do not allege, beyond the realm of conjecture, a contravention of the Code
Court confirms no breach of procedural fairness rights in party not being able to cross-examine witness when party had not specifically requested to do so
Court confirms no breach of procedural fairness rights in party not being able to cross-examine witness when party had not specifically requested to do so Court confirms no breach of procedural fairness rights in party not being able to cross-examine witness when party had not specifically requested to do so
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