Charlotte C. Leung


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  • Community Involvement


Charlotte Leung is an associate at SHK with a focus on commercial litigation, professional liability insurance defence, and builders liens.

She has appeared before the Provincial and Supreme Courts of British Columbia. During her articles, she developed a Real Estate Errors & Omissions Insurance course used for the licensing of real estate professionals across British Columbia and assisted with editing and updating the BC Builders Liens Practice Manual.

Prior to joining SHK, Charlotte articled at a top-tier barristers chambers in Hong Kong, enjoying a broad range of trial and appeal experiences, most notably a 133-day trial involving the former Vice President of Hong Kong in the largest corruption case in Hong Kong history. She also articled in the Hong Kong office of a Magic Circle global firm, completing rotations in the Banking & Finance and Mergers & Acquisitions departments, and advising international corporations on acquisition and venture financing, syndicated loans, launching and investing in IPOs, and franchising and licensing.

Charlotte was born and raised in Vancouver, and returned to practice law here after obtaining law degrees in both Hong Kong and Vancouver. During her time in law school, she was the Vice President of the Asian Law Students’ Association, an organization with 16 national chapters that connects 12,000 law students throughout Asia and Europe. Charlotte also provided pro bono legal services to small businesses and non-profit organizations, participated in numerous overseas mooting and case competitions, and was an editor for the UBC Law Review, a leading student-run legal journal.

Prior to attending law school, Charlotte volunteered with a team of American doctors in Yunnan, China, where she screened children for congenital heart defects, held free medical clinics in rural villages, and researched the epidemiology of cardiovascular disease. She was also a rehabilitation assistant at Mount Saint Joseph Hospital, where she treated patients in the geriatric unit through physical and musical therapy. Charlotte is fluent in Cantonese and proficient in Mandarin. Outside the office, she enjoys golfing and exploring Asia.

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Professional Associations

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Vancouver Bar Association
  • Member, Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia
  • Member, Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers
  • Member, Canadian Construction Women
  • Member, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

Community Involvement

Asian Law Students’ Association, Vice President, 2015-2016

Non-profit organization with 16 national chapters and 12,000 members that aims to connect law students from all corners of Asia Administered meetings, campaigns, and AGMs; Administered events, including seminars and workshops related to career advice, legal drafting, advocacy, book fairs and orientation; Prepared functional reports and financial budgets; Collaborated with European Law Students’ Association to organize international forums, conferences, moots, and exchanges

China California Heart Watch, Clinician, 2012

Non-profit organization comprised of American doctors and volunteers that trains local healthcare professionals, diagnoses and treats heart disease, and researches the epidemiology of heart disease in rural China Screened for pediatric cardiovascular disease in primary schools using a stethoscope and portable ultrasound machines; Assisted cardiac surgeons in free medical clinics held in rural villages; Researched hypertension and cardiovascular disease in Yunnan, China Mount Saint Joseph Hospital, Rehabilitation Assistant, 2010-2013 Taught and supervised geriatric unit patients in rehabilitative activities such as mobility and strengthening exercises and music therapy; Collaborated with physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists in creating rehabilitation plans for individual patients