Emilie E.A. LeDuc
Emilie LeDuc is an associate at Sugden, McFee & Roos. She joined the firm in 2009 after articling at a prominent regional firm.
Emilie practices general litigation. She represents clients and assists senior counsel on a variety of civil, administrative, and criminal matters at the trial and appellate levels.
Emilie has a strong background in legal research and writing. She has drafted memoranda, legal opinions, and arguments on matters across the breadth of the firm’s practice areas. Emilie regularly drafts facta for the British Columbia Court of Appeal, and has experience preparing applications for leave to appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada.
Areas of Practice
- British Columbia, 2009
- University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
- LL.B. - 2008
- University of British Columbia Okanagan, Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
- B.A. (Honours) - 2004
- Successfully defended client in an appeal brought by a strata corporation; on appeal the Court upheld an order that the strata pay the client damages arising from the strata’s failure to investigate water ingress: 2016 BCSC 2462
- Successfully defended an action against architecture and design firm; succeeded in having the action dismissed at an early stage and obtained an order of special costs for the clients: 2015 BCSC 2607
- Drafted the written argument and factum for a successful respondent on a jurisdictional challenge brought pursuant to the Court Jurisdiction and Transfer Proceedings Act: 2012 BCSC 322, affirmed on appeal 2013 BCCA 514
- Successfully defended a written application for increased and special costs in the Court of Appeal: 2013 BCCA 331
- Assisted in successfully defending an action arising out of a partnership dispute, and in obtaining an order for damages on the counterclaim, double costs, and increased costs: 2012 BCSC 1010, 2013 BCSC 1461
- Counsel for an accused in a Supreme Court criminal proceeding: drafted legal arguments for pre-trial matters including Charter challenges of wiretap and other evidence; conducted extensive legal research on evidentiary and other matters; drafted submissions and argued an application for a publication ban; drafted a factum for the Court of Appeal; and prepared an application for leave to the Supreme Court of Canada
- Drafted the memorandum of argument and appeared as counsel for a successful respondent on an application to re-instate an administratively dismissed appeal: 2012 BCCA 510
- Counsel for the successful petitioner on a judicial review of a driving prohibition: 2010 BCSC 1701
- Counsel for the Crown in appeal proceedings arising from a historic conviction: conducted extensive legal research and assisted in drafting the factum
- Drafted written submissions and appeared as counsel for a participant in a provincial commission of inquiry under the Public Inquiry Act
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Canadian Bar Association, Member of the Appellate Advocacy, Legal Research and Civil Litigation Sections