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Marina  Pratchett

Marina Pratchett, QC

Partner Fasken
The influx of infrastructure investment in British Columbia and across Canada is very promising from an economic perspective.
Jurisdiction British Columbia, 1982
Language(s) English
Office(s) Vancouver

Marina Pratchett is a recognized construction and engineering lawyer in Vancouver with more than three decades of experience. Acting for major public and private owners, developers and large contractors and construction managers, she focuses on institutional, commercial, industrial, and high-rise residential and infrastructure projects.

As a trained arbitrator and mediator, clients seek out Marina for her expertise in construction disputes.

Marina is repeatedly recognized for her work in the area of construction law and was named “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers in Canada 2016 in Construction Law.

  • Recognized for Construction Law, The Best Lawyers in Canada 2006 to 2020
  • Construction Law, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory 2009 to 2019
  • Construction, Who's Who Legal Canada 2013 to 2016
2009 to 2019 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory Construction Law Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory 2009-2019 for Construction Law


  • LLM Osgoode Hall Law School at York University
  • LLB University of British Columbia
  • BA University of Toronto

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

Memberships & Affiliations

  • 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
Mandatory Mediation, Working with the Rules of Court
Mediation of Construction Disputes, BCACIC Workshop


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