Shelby Liesch  


Executive Summary

Shelby Liesch is an associate in the Commercial Litigation Group in our Vancouver office. Her practice includes all aspects of commercial litigation and arbitration, with a focus on contract disputes, class actions, banking and fraud recovery and real estate litigation.

Shelby has appeared at all levels of court in British Columbia and has assisted senior counsel on a number of complex commercial matters.

Prior to joining BLG as an articling student, Shelby clerked for six justices of the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

Publications & Presentations

  • Author, "Human Rights and Labour Legislation Held Not to Oust Jurisdiction Over Class Action For Breach of Employment Contract," BLG Publications, February 2019.
  • Author, "Reminder: litigants should withdraw unfounded allegations of fraud – and do it early – or risk cost consequences", The Exchange, 2018
  • Author, "Regulatory Oversight of Crypto-Assets: Blockchain Tokens deemed to be Securities in the U.S." The Exchange, 2017
  • Co-Author, "Would a Bank Crime Prevention and Investigation Office by any Other Name Smell as Sweet? Privacy Commissioner Guidance on Investigative Disclosures", The Exchange, 2017
  • Co-Author, "Are Financial Institutions the Next Representative Plaintiffs in Canadian Class Action Proceedings? Lessons from Home Depot", The Exchange, 2017
  • Author, "Court Lifts Statutory Stay of Proceedings Where Proposed Class Action Alleges Fraud Against Bankrupts", The Exchange, 2017
  • Contributor, "Equitable Remedies", B.C. Creditors' Remedies--An Annotated Guide, CLE BC, 2017
  • Co-Author, "Unsubstantiated allegation of reasonable apprehension of bias may result in costs," International Law Office, 2016
  • Contributor, "Provincial Court Small Claims Handbook, 2015 Update," Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, 2015
  • Contributor, "Civil Procedure: Small Claims Court," Annual Review of Law and Practice, CLE BC, 2016
  • Contributor, "Maritime Law," Annual Review of Law and Practice, CLE BC, 2016
  • Contributor, "Shareholder Remedies," British Columbia Business Disputes, CLE BC, 2016