Jenny Francis is a partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group. Her practice focuses on complex commercial disputes, including shareholder, corporate, property and general contractual disputes. Jenny has appeared in the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeal and in the Supreme Court of Canada. She also has experience before arbitral and administrative tribunals.
Jenny received her LL.B. from the University of British Columbia in 2000, where she received the Ray Herbert Award, as the all-round graduating student. After graduating from law school, Jenny was a judicial law clerk for four judges of the BC Supreme Court. She was called to the Bar of British Columbia in 2002. In 2005, Jenny returned to school to complete graduate studies in law at the University of Oxford, rejoining the firm in September 2006.
Jenny is an Adjunct Professor at the University of British Columbia, teaching civil procedure and has written on topics related to civil procedure, the law of trusts and litigation surrounding mergers and acquisitions.
Jenny is a member of the Advocate's Club and the Civil Litigation sub-section of the Canadian Bar Association.
Honours and Awards
- Named as a “future star” in British Columbia by Benchmark Canada, 2013-2014
- Adjunct Professor, University of British Columbia, Civil Procedure, 2008- Present
- Course Coordinator, University of British Columbia, Advanced Trial Advocacy, 2003-2005
- Guest Lecturer, University of British Columbia, Advanced Trial Advocacy, 2008- Present
- Canadian Bar Association
- Advocates' Club
- Member, Fasken Martineau Student Committee