Alison Latimer

Telephone: 604.283.9023

Alison is an experienced trial and appellate lawyer with a general litigation practice that focuses on areas of public law. She was called to the bar in 2009 and has argued cases at all levels of court in British Columbia, Alberta, the Federal Court and the Supreme Court of Canada. 

Her litigation practice engages a wide variety of practice areas including areas of constitutional law, administrative law, aboriginal law, environmental law, civil forfeiture and criminal law, among others.

Alison has been counsel in significant constitutional and criminal cases involving:

Alison is a frequent lecturer at law schools and legal conferences and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Victoria, Faculty of Law where she teaches a course entitled Charter and Strategic Rights Litigation. She has published a number of articles on issues concerning public law. Some of her recent contributions include:

  • Faculty, “Judicial Review and Religious Organizations”, (2018) CLEBC Administrative Law Conference

  • Faculty, “Groia v. Law Society: Civility & Proportionality, Advocacy & the Charter (...But Mostly Standard of Review)”, (2018) Trial Lawyers Association of BC, Cutting Edge Topics for Trial Lawyers Conference

  • Panelist, "Human Rights and Corrections", (2018) Canadian Association of Statutory Human Rights Agencies Conference

  • Panelist, "The Scope of Charter Rights and Redress", (2018) Osgoode 2017 Constitutional Cases Conference

  • Panelist, "Challenging Solitary Confinement", (2018) Asper Centre Public Interest Litigation Conference

  • Faculty, "The Line Between Zealous Advocacy and Misconduct", (2017) CLEBC Litigation Misconduct Conference

  • Faculty, "Year in Review: British Columbia Administrative Law Decisions of Note", (2017) CLEBC Administrative Law Conference

  • Co-author, "The Constitutional Infirmity of the Laws Prohibiting Criminal Negligence" (2016), 63 C.L.Q. 325. Available here.

  • Podcast Guest, "Punishment Unlimited? The Use and Abuse of Solitary Confinement in Canada" (2015), McGill L.J. Podcast. Available here

  • Co-author, "Proportionality and the Public Law" (2015), Can. J. Admin. L. & Prac. 23. Available here.

  • Co-author, "Why we need a constitutional challenge on judicial appointments", The Globe and Mail (6 August 2015). Available here.

  • Author, “A Positive Future for Section 7? Children and Charter Change” (2014), 67 S.C.L.R. (2d) 537. Available here

  • Co-Author, “Stare Decisis and Constitutional Supremacy: Will Our Charter Past Become an Obstacle to Our Charter Future?” (2012), 58 S.C.L.R. (2d) 61. Available here

  • Co-Author, “Cost Strategies for Litigants: The Significance of R. v. Caron” (2011), 54 S.C.L.R. 427. Available here.


University of Victoria (LL.B., 2008, and B.F.A., 2001)