Jacqueline Hughes

Senior CounselMinistry of Attorney General - British Columbia Civil litigation practice and procedure

As Senior Legal Counsel with the Ministry of Attorney General, Jacqueline practises constitutional and civil litigation.

Jacqueline Hughes is Senior Legal Counsel with the Ministry of Attorney General, Constitutional and Administrative Law Group. Jacqueline practises predominantly constitutional and civil litigation, and defends Charter claims and a variety of administrative, public law, and human rights matters. Prior to joining the Ministry of Attorney General, Jacqueline worked for over a decade in private practice, articling and practising first at a national firm, then with a top-tier litigation boutique, where she acquired experience in a variety of areas including constitutional matters, human rights, complex multi-party litigation, contractual disputes, construction defects, products liability, fraud, insolvency, employment-related issues and securities matters. Jacqueline has appeared before all levels of the British Columbia courts, the Federal Court and various administrative tribunals.

Education

  • University of Victoria, 2004
  • Simon Fraser University, B.Ba., 2001

Bar Admission

  • British Columbia, 2005

Experience

  • Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia v. British Columbia (Attorney General) — Successful defence of constitutional challenge to civil jury fees. Summary trial dismissed [2016] B.C.J. No. 1593 (S.C.); appeal dismissed [2017] B.C.J. No. 1826 (C.A.); application for leave to appeal dismissed [2017] S.C.C.A. No. 446.
  • Cambie Surgeries Corp. v. British Columbia (Attorney General) — see [2017] B.C.J. No 1670 (S.C.); appeal dismissed [2018] B.C.J. No. 3481 (C.A.); application for leave to appeal dismissed with costs [2018] S.C.C.A. 526. See also: [2018] B.C.J. No. 3705, 2018 BCSC 2084; [2017] B.C.J. No. 2461, 2017 BCSC 2232; and [2017] B.C.J. No. 690, 2017 BCSC 581.
  • British Columbia Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons v. British Columbia (Medical Services Commission), [2018] BCJ No. 3599 (S.C.).
  • Duhamel v. Financial Institutions Commission, [2018] B.C.J. No. 671, 2018 BCSC 601.
  • Dudley (Personal representative of) v. British Columbia, [2018] B.C.J. No. 273, 2018 BCSC 236.
  • J.P. v. British Columbia (Children and Family Development), [2017] B.C.J. No. 1714, 2017 BCCA 308; application for leave to appeal dismissed with costs [2017] S.C.C.A. No. 419.