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Jeremy E. Shragge

Direct (Vancouver): (604) 891-1349
Email: jshragge@shieldsharney.com

Legal Assistant: Louise Leyh (604) 891-1343
lleyh@shieldsharney.com

Jeremy E. Shragge is trial and appellate counsel whose practice focuses on general commercial litigation (with an emphasis on real property disputes), civil appeals, and judicial review of administrative decisions.

Jeremy obtained his law degree from the UBC Allard School of Law in 2011.  Before joining Shields Harney, he summered, articled and then practiced a large, regional firm.

Jeremy has represented clients at all levels of court in British Columbia, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench and the Supreme Court of Canada. He is known for his ability to successfully apply bold and creative strategies in challenging circumstances.

Jeremy appears frequently in BC Supreme Court and Court of Appeal Chambers, and has been counsel in numerous reported cases dealing with all manner of procedure-related issues. He regularly writes and presents on topics related to civil procedure.

Jeremy is a frequent volunteer with the Access Pro Bono Civil Duty Counsel and Appellant Roster programmes. In recognition of the exceptional pro bono legal services he has provided, and for his commitment to providing access to justice, Jeremy received the 2014 Allen Parker, Q.C. Award for Representation Services.

Recent Representative Decisions

A.A.A.M. v. Director of Adoption, 2017 BCCA 27

·         A successful variation application, which clarified the jurisdictional basis for “limited appeal orders” as defined in the Court of Appeal Rules.

Laursen v. Director of Crime Victim Assistance, 2017 BCCA 8

·         A successful appeal, quashing a decision of the Director of Crime Victim Assistance and broadening the test for lost earning capacity benefits under the Crime Victim Assistance Act.

A.A.A.M. v. Director of Adoption, 2016 BCSC 842

·         A successful judicial review, declaring that the decades-old practice of placing children for adoption in other provinces was contrary to the BC Adoption Act.

Laverdure v. First United Church Social Housing Society, 2014 BCSC 2232

·         A successful judicial review, which synthesised the law on the standard to be applied when evaluating the sufficiency of reasons given by a tribunal.

Education

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia

·         J.D. - 2011

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta

·         M.Sc. – 2006

·         B.Sc. – 2000