With family law as her focus, Rosemary advises and represents clients in matters of separation, divorce, guardianship, parenting and contact with children, child support, spousal support, and property division. She has a particular expertise in complex financial issues affecting support and asset division, and regularly assists clients to resolve high conflict parenting disputes. Rosemary has also successfully represented grandparents in child protection proceedings to ensure that grandchildren were placed in their care and not in the care of the Ministry.
Rosemary is a skilled litigator that focuses on common sense and practical solutions to all kinds of family transitions. A determined advocate for her clients, Rosemary is compassionate, client-centered and thinks outside the box to seek solutions that meet her clients’ immediate and long-term needs. She promotes settlement at every opportunity and regularly assists clients to come to resolution by way of alternative dispute resolution, such as mediation. As a last resort, Rosemary has considerable litigation experience successfully assisting clients navigate both the Supreme and Provincial courts.
Rosemary is a contributor and author to the Continuing Legal Education Society’s Family Law Sourcebook for British Columbia and Injunctions: British Columbia Law and Practice. She is a presenter at CLEBC’s advanced family law course for paralegals and at community legal sessions in French. She was interviewed by Radio Canada Phare Ouest to comment on the Supreme Court of British Columbia’s decisions relating to parenting time during the COVID-19 pandemic. While in Toronto, Rosemary served as board member of the Family Lawyers Association. She acted as chair of the Child Protection Committee, where she co-drafted a critique of the Ontario government’s proposed changes to the Child and Family Services Act.
In her spare time, Rosemary enjoys leisurely bike rides, curling, and cooking adventurous meals. Most often, she can be found chasing her two young boys around local parks.
Education & Bar Admissions
- B.A. in Philosophy, University of British Columbia, 2006
- J.D., University of Ottawa, 2012
- Called to the Bar of Ontario, 2014
- Called to the Bar of British Columbia, 2018
Memberships & Associations
- Canadian Bar Association
- L’Association des juristes d’expression française de la Colombie-Britannique (AJEFCB)
Seminars & Speaking Engagements
- CLEBC, Faculty, Advanced Family Law for Paralegals
- Commentator, Radio Canada Phare Ouest, Family Law
- Co-author, Family Law Sourcebook for British Columbia
- Co-author, Injunctions: British Columbia Law and Practice