Lawyers

Anne Amos-Stewart Associate

Anne practices in the area of civil litigation with a focus on labour, employment and administrative law. This includes representation of employers and employees with respect to all aspects of the employment relationship, with an emphasis on wrongful dismissal, human rights, employment standards and harassment matters. Additionally, Anne has handled a broad range of cases involving the law of contracts, negligence, strata and real property, construction, local government, insurance defence, and personal property. Anne has experience in both trial and appellate matters, and has appeared at all levels of court in British Columbia, as well as twice before the Supreme Court of Canada.

Anne received the gold medal for highest standing in her law class at the University of Manitoba. She was called to the bar of British Columbia in 2011 following which she practiced civil litigation with a large Vancouver firm, where she also completed her articles. In 2014, Anne moved to a mid-sized BC company where she acted as in-house counsel and managed one of the company’s business divisions. She joined Bernard LLP in March 2017.

Representative Cases

R. v. Carvery, 2014 SCC 27; R. v. Summers, 2014 SCC 26. Subject: the circumstances under which a judge can grant enhanced credit for pre-sentencing custody.

KBA Canada, Inc. v. Supreme Graphics Limited, 2014 BCCA 117. Subject: the role of equity and unjust enrichment in BC’s personal property security law regime.

Lam v. University of British Columbia, 2013 BCSC 2142. Subject: the destruction of human reproductive material in the possession of a closed fertility clinic.

0795520 B.C. Ltd. v. 0720073 B.C. Ltd., 2012 BCSC 1694. Subject: the allocation of parking stalls on a strata property.

British Columbia (Workers' Compensation Board) v. Figliola, 2011 SCC 52. Subject: the jurisdiction of the Human Rights Tribunal to hear a complaint of discrimination previously dealt with by the Workers’ Compensation Board.

BKB Construction Inc. v. P.T. Pelita Cengkareng Paper, 2011 BCSC 1805. Subject: the setting aside of a Mareva injunction.

Professional and Other Affiliations

  • Law Society of British Columbia
  • Canadian Bar Association

Author and Speaker

“All Talk and No Action: Access to Canadian Markets Under the General Agreement on Trade in Services”, Asper Review of International Business and Trade Law ((2011) 11 Asper Rev. of Int'l Bus. and Trade Law 91)

Other Interests

Anne hails from the east coast and is a lover of seafood. She has lived overseas on three different continents and enjoys travelling. Languages and cooking are passions of Anne’s.

Anne Amos-Stewart

Areas of Practice

Education

  • LL.B., University of Manitoba, 2010
  • B.B.A., Bishop’s University, 1999