Robyn joined SHK as an associate in 2017 after articling with the firm. She is a civil litigation lawyer involved in a wide range of civil disputes, with particular experience in commercial, construction, insurance and builders lien matters. Robyn’s clients include architects, engineers, mortgage brokers, realtors and other professionals, as well as owners, developers, contractors, subcontractors and strata councils. Robyn has successfully advocated for her clients in settlement negotiations, administrative hearings and at various levels of court, including the Provincial and Supreme Courts of British Columbia.
Prior to joining SHK, Robyn gained considerable litigation experience at Osgoode Hall’s Community and Legal Aid Services Programme (CLASP) and at Queen’s Legal Aid Clinic, a clinic providing pro-bono legal services to low-income residents. Robyn was selected to participate in the Willms and Shier Law Moot, where she was awarded Distinguished Oralist and the Barry N. Spiegel Award for best Appellant factum. Robyn also co-founded a legal support services firm and interned with the Legal Services Branch of the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change after being awarded the MacLatchy Law Scholarship.
During her studies, Robyn distinguished herself as the sole female member of her law school rugby and hockey teams. Her love of travel encouraged her to study abroad in New Zealand at the University of Otago, where she further developed her avid interest in rock climbing and adrenaline sports.