Angela is a British and Canadian lawyer who, over the last 25 years, has built a reputation as a strong litigator in some of the most complex and challenging areas of litigation. She is best known for her defense and prosecution of claims of medical malpractice and other claims of professional indemnity. Since arriving in Kelowna her focus has shifted to include wills and estate litigation.
Angela’s estate litigation practice includes advising those who have been disappointed by their inheritance, receiving a smaller share than they consider fair or being disinherited. She also assists those who seek to challenge the validity of a will, personal representatives considering litigation or facing possible litigation from beneficiaries and other claims arising under the Wills Variation Act and the Wills, Estates and Succession Act. She regularly attends the Canadian Bar Association Wills, Estate and Trust Section meetings and enjoys being a guest at the Kelowna Estate Planning Society’s events. In line with Angela’s life long passion for learning she has embarked on the Society for Trusts and Estate Practitioners examinations.
Angela’s medical malpractice practice includes settling claims for injured patients in excess of $6.5m. Compensation has been secured for a wide range of injuries including missed fungal meningitis, ruptured brain aneurysm, spinal abscess and brain abscess; implantation of faulty surgical devices, cerebral palsy and other birth injuries, orthopedic surgery, vascular surgery, chiropractic manipulations and delayed diagnosis of cancer and other treatable conditions.
Angela was born in England and attended business school, obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Science and Economics, before attending law school in Cardiff, Wales (1994). She immigrated to Canada with her family in 2006 and relicensed in BC and subsequently Alberta and Ontario. Angela is a certified and experienced mediator having trained in the UK (CEDR) the USA (Pepperdine University, CA) and Canada (Justice Institute of BC; Community Mediation, Ottawa). She is a Certified Mediator and on the Civil Roster of Mediate BC. She is a sought after speaker across Canada in her fields of medical malpractice, health care law, risk management, professional indemnity and mediation. Angela was faculty with CME Cruises providing education to physicians and has presented during grand rounds to the medical community on medical-legal topics.
With a keen interest in local community volunteering, Angela has provided hundreds of hours of volunteer work as a trained crisis line responder and provided victim support through the community rape crisis center. She is certified in mental health first aid (ASIST) and is an avid supporter of raising awareness for mental health issues.
Angela was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Canadian Mental Health Association, Kelowna in June 2019. She was appointed Director of the Brain Trust in August 2019 and President in May 2020. She also provides her services to the Advisory to the Judicial Council Committee, vetting candidates who apply to the Provincial Bench.
Angela is married with two grown up daughters. She enjoys skiing, learning to play golf and preparing dinner with her family. She joined Pushor Mitchell LLP as Associate Counsel in 2019. Settling into Kelowna has been a long-term goal for Angela and of her recent move she notes, “I am here to serve this wonderful community both by way of legal services and voluntary work. I am blessed to be here.”
- Mediation Services
- Medical Malpractice
- Wills & Estates Litigation