Victoria has a practice primarily focused in the areas of administrative law, civil litigation and insurance defence. She has conducted contested and uncontested Nova Scotia Supreme Court Chambers motions leading to the favourable resolution of various procedural issues. Her experience extends to complex disputes, including those related to amalgamations and expropriations. She has also handled files in Small Claims Court and has appeared numerous times before the UARB.
Victoria advises insurers in a variety of matters, including preparing assessments, legal opinions, coverage opinions and opinions related to liability and damages. In her administrative law practice, Victoria regularly deals with matters relating to Canadian property tax assessment. She has litigated municipal assessment and expropriation cases.
Providing the best value for her clients, Victoria is committed to achieving successful resolutions before a matter proceeds to court whenever possible. She has successfully negotiated settlements to files on numerous occasions, including those involving automobile accident liability, property, contracts, and commercial lease disputes.
Prior to attending law school, Victoria spent two years in Ottawa working on Parliament Hill as a political staffer. She has also been involved in several political campaigns.
Victoria is a member of the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society, the Canadian Bar Association and the Canadian Property Tax Assessment Association. She is also a member of the Advocates’ Society, and is the Halifax member for the Young Advocates’ Standing Committee. Victoria also sits on the Research Ethics Board for the Nova Scotia Health Authority.
B.A., Politics (Hons.), Queen's University
J.D., Dalhousie University