• LLM, 2003
    Osgoode Hall Law School at York University
  • LLB, 1981
    University of British Columbia
  • BA, 1977
    University of Toronto

Year of Call/Admission

  • British Columbia, 1982

Languages Spoken

  • English

Marina Pratchett Q.C.

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Marina Pratchett, partner, practises in the area of construction and engineering law. She acts for major public and private owners and developers and large contractors and construction managers in respect of various types of projects including institutional, commercial, industrial, high-rise residential and infrastructure projects. She is also trained and acts as both an arbitrator and mediator of construction disputes.

Marina was presented with the prestigious ''Outstanding Woman in Construction'' award by the Vancouver Regional Construction Association's annual Awards of Excellence dinner in November 2006.

Honours and Awards

  • The Best Lawyers® in Canada 2009-2017 for Construction Law
  • Named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers® in Canada 2016 in Construction Law
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory 2009-2016, Repeatedly Recommended for Construction Law
  • Who's Who Legal: Canada 2014, 2016 for Construction
  • Who’s Who Legal 2013-2014 for Construction
  • Lexpert Zenith Award 2013
  • Vancouver Regional Construction Association, ''Outstanding Woman in Construction'' Award, 2006

Community Involvement

  • Honorary Board Member, Big Sisters of British Columbia
  • Community Outreach Program, Canadian Construction Women
  • Advisory Panel for Builders Liens
  • Former Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Law, UBC


  • US Green Building Council LEED® Green Associate
  • Director, BC Construction Roundtable
  • Former Executive Member, Canadian Bar Association, Construction Section (National)
  • Former Governor, Law Foundation
  • Canadian Construction Women
  • Fellow, The Canadian College of Construction Lawyers
  • Former Director and executive member, Amalgamated Construction Association
  • Former Member, BC Construction Association Task Force on the Environment
  • Former Member, Amalgamated Construction Association Task Force on Employment Equity
  • Former Member, Amalgamated Construction Association Task Force on Contractor Accreditation
  • Former Chairperson, Manufacturers and Suppliers Division Board, Amalgamated Construction Association
  • Former Chairperson, Amalgamated Construction Association
  • Former Director, Canadian Construction Association
  • Chair, CLE - Builders Liens