Catherine George



Key Practice Area

Advocacy & Litigation

Year of Call




Catherine joined Farris as a litigation associate in the autumn of 2015. Prior to joining Farris, she clerked for Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin at the Supreme Court of Canada (2014-2015) and for six judges of the British Columbia Supreme Court (2013-2014).

Catherine obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Victoria in 2013, graduating as the gold medallist. She completed her Bachelor of Fine Arts (Creative Writing) at U.B.C in 2006 and spent a number of years working as a newspaper reporter before entering law school.

She was called to the British Columbia and Ontario bars in 2015.

  • Appeared on behalf of an intervener in Supreme Court of Canada in Groia v. Law Society of Upper Canada, 2018 SCC 27, concerning the standards of discipline applicable to lawyers for conduct in court.
  • Successfully argued for stay of proceedings in favour of arbitration clause and setting aside of Mareva injunction, Inc. v. Yates et al, 2017 BCSC 1572 and 2018 BCSC 41
  • Counsel for third party in complex insurance litigation, with argument on points of procedure, pleadings, and case management in British Columbia Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, Swiss Reinsurance Company v. Camarin Limited, 2017 BCSC 1586 and 2018 BCCA 122
  • Counsel for respondents in petition by Attorney General of British Columbia to have certain documents declared subject to solicitor-client privilege, British Columbia (Attorney General) v. Lee, 2016 BCSC 707, 2017 BCCA 219; successfully argued for special costs to be paid by government, 2016 BCSC 974
  • Co-author (with Ludmila B. Herbst, Q.C.), “Misrepresentation,” in British Columbia Business Disputes (CLE BC, 2016)
  • Co-author, “Fundamentals of FIPPA for Administrative Law Practitioners” (CLE BC, Administrative Law Conference 2015)
  • Member of the Law Society of British Columbia
  • The “Ones to Watch” Best Lawyers in Canada for 2023