Lara C. Zee


Lara maintains a complex practice focused on health law and professional regulation.


Lara is a senior partner with Harper Grey and has nearly thirty years of experience advising clients across her practice. She also acts as the Assistant Chair of our Professional Regulation Group.

Lara’s expertise is broad, and she has acted as counsel for physicians, dentists, psychologists, and many other regulated health professionals.

Lara articled with Harper Grey and joined the firm upon her Call to the Bar in 1996. She was in-house counsel with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of British Columbia for two years from 2009 to 2011, before rejoining Harper Grey in 2011.

Assistance Team

Monica Yu

Legal Administrative Assistant

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  • University of British Columbia, LL.B., 1995

  • University of British Columbia, B.Comm., 1991

Bar Admission
  • British Columbia, 1997
Languages spoken
  • English
Professional Regulation
  • Defending physicians in matters before the College of Physicians and Surgeons

  • Defending health care professionals before the Health Professions Review Board

  • Representing clients in human rights matters before the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner

  • Representing clients in matters involving admission into professions, licensing, transfer of practice and fitness to practice

  • Providing advice and assistance with Medical Services Commission billing audits

  • Providing legal advice and assistance to regulatory organizations

Professional Credentials
  • Administrative Justice: A Practitioner’s Guide, 2016, Published by LexisNexis® Canada, Contributing Author
  • Harper Grey Administrative Law Observer Newsletter, Contributing Author
  • Harper Grey Canadian Administrative Law Blog, Editor and Contributing Author
  • Harper Grey Mentoring Program, Mentor
  • Harper Grey, Privacy Officer
  • LexisNexis® Harper Grey Administrative Law Netletter™, Contributing Author
  • Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch, Member
  • The Law Society of British Columbia, Member
Community Involvement
  • Life In Law, Volunteer Adviser


Recognized as a “Future Star” in British Columbia by Benchmark Canada®


Rated as a “Repeatedly Recommended” in the area of Medical Negligence by Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory®


Recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” in the area of Health Care Law by Best Lawyers® Canada


Recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” in the area of Administrative and Public Law Law by Best Lawyers® Canada



“She is lovely to deal with and is always fair-minded and practical.”

Benchmark Canada® 2024

“Cheered by a client for her deep knowledge and extensive experience in administrative law and professional regulation specifically.”

Benchmark Canada® 2024

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