Allison Render



Key Practice Area

Advocacy & Litigation

Year of Call




Allison is a member of Farris’ litigation group, and primarily practices in the area of civil and commercial litigation, as well as maintaining an administrative and regulatory law practice. She has appeared in the British Columbia Supreme Court and Court of Appeal.

Allison’s litigation practice involves a range of civil and commercial matters including contractual disputes, administrative law, and employment and labour matters. She has a particular interest in appellate advocacy.

Prior to joining Farris, Allison clerked for Justice Michael Moldaver of the Supreme Court of Canada (2015-2016). Allison obtained her BCL/LLB from McGill University in 2015, graduating as the gold medallist.

She was called to the British Columbia and Ontario bars in 2016. Allison is fluent in French.

  • Allison successfully defended a decision of the Agricultural Land Commission on judicial review. The BC Supreme Court upheld the Commission’s denial of the petitioner’s application to subdivide a property in the Agricultural Land Reserve: Whitehead v British Columbia (Agricultural Land Commission), 2021 BCSC 31.
  • Together with Donald L. Richards, Allison successfully challenged a labour arbitration award on judicial review. The BC Court of Appeal set aside the arbitrator’s reinstatement of the grievor and remitted the matter to arbitration: Telus Communications Inc. v. Telecommunications Workers Union, 2018 BCCA 331.
  • Member of the Law Society of British Columbia
  • Member of the Law Society of Ontario
  • Advisory Board Member, Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals (2018-Present)