Herbst, Ludmila

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Ludmila is a litigator who practises primarily in the areas of complex corporate and commercial litigation, media and public law, and arbitration. Ludmila has appeared before all levels of court in British Columbia and before the Supreme Court of Canada. She has also represented clients in various arbitration proceedings. Ludmila joined Farris in 1998 after graduating as the Law Society Gold Medallist from the University of British Columbia. Ludmila co-authored and updates Commercial Arbitration in Canada: A Guide to Domestic and International Arbitrations (Canada Law Book), a leading arbitration text, and has authored articles and papers on arbitration, class actions, civil procedure, and other topics.

Ludmila has lectured for the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia and taught Commercial Transactions as an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law. Ludmila is also the former President and Secretary of the Advocates Club, a group of litigators from leading Vancouver firms, has been on the Executive of the Administrative Law subsection-Vancouver of the Canadian Bar Association, and is a member of the Canadian Media Lawyers Association.

Education

  • University of British Columbia (LL.B., 1998) - Gold Medallist
  • University of British Columbia (M.A., Pol. Sci, 1995)
  • University of British Columbia (B.A., Pol. Sci with International Relations (Hons.), Pol. Sci., 1994)

Legal Recognition

  • Martindale-Hubbell Ranking (BV)
  • Called to the British Columbia Bar (1999)

Practice Areas

  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Securities Litigation
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Defamation and Media Litigation
  • Administrative and Regulatory Law
  • First Nations & Aboriginal Law

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

Media Law and Defamation

• Application to proceed in Camera, Re:, 2007 SCC 43; 2006 BCSC 1805 • Gill v. Pacific Newspaper Group Inc. (2006), 28 C.P.C. (6th) 370, 2006 BCSC 650 • Hamouth v. Smart Video Technologies Inc. (2005), 39 B.C.L.R. (4th) 251, 2005 BCCA 172 • Vancouver Sun, Re:, [2004] 2 S.C.R. 332, 2004 SCC 43 • Application Under s. 83.28 of the Criminal Code, Re:, [2004] 2 S.C.R. 248, 2004 SCC 42 • R. v. E. (O.N.), [2001] 3 S.C.R. 478, 2001 SCC 77 • Pacific Press v. British Columbia (Attorney General) (2000), 73 B.C.L.R. (3d) 264, 2000 BCSC 248

Complex Commercial and Corporate Litigation

• Aurizon Mines Ltd. v. Northgate Minerals Corp. (2006), 57 B.C.L.R. (4th) 137, 2006 BCSC 1022, affirmed (2006), 55 B.C.L.R. (4th) 203, 2006 BCCA 340 • Evergreen Building Ltd. v. IBI Leaseholds Ltd. (2005), 48 R.P.R. (4th) 308, 2005 BCSC 1907 • Peel Financial Holdings Ltd. v. Western Delta Lands Partnership (2003), 37 C.P.C. (5th) 115, 2003 BCSC 784 • Proprietary Industries Inc. v. eDispatch.com Wireless Data Inc. (2001), 30 B.C.L.R. (3d) 87, 2001 BCSC 1850 • 3464920 Canada Inc. v. Strother, 2001 BCSC 949 • Musqueam Indian Band v. Glass, [2000] 2 S.C.R. 633, 2000 SCC 52

Class Actions

• Harrington v. Dow Corning Corp. (2002), 3 B.C.L.R. (4th) 51, 2002 BCSC 1018; [2000] 11 W.W.R. 201, 2000 BCCA 605 • Robson v. Chrysler Canada Ltd. (2002), 2 B.C.L.R. (4th) 1, 2002 BCCA 354; (2001), 84 B.C.L.R. (3d) 163, 2001 BCSC 40

Public and Administrative Law

• Eaton v. Vancouver (City), 2008 BCSC 1080 • Rand v. The Anglican Synod of the Diocese of British Columbia, 2008 BCSC 668; 2008 BCCA 294 • An Incorporated Dentist’s Practice, Re:, 2006 CanLII 13537 (BC I.P.C.) • Adler International Investments Ltd. v. Central Okanagan (Regional District), 2001 BCCA 416 • Law Society (British Columbia) v. Gravelle (2001), 89 B.C.L.R. (3d) 187, 2001 BCCA 383 • Brentwood Pioneer Holdings Ltd. v. British Columbia (Agricultural Land Commission) (2000), 186 D.L.R. (4th) 385, 2000 BCCA 320

Arbitration

• Cut & Run Holdings Ltd. v. Booze Brothers Holdings Inc. (2005), 2 B.L.R. (4th) 14, 39 B.C.L.R. (4th) 218, [2005] 6 W.W.R. 708, 2005 BCSC 167 • Cut & Run Holdings Ltd. v. Booze Brothers Holdings Inc., 2005 BCCA 196 • C.U.P.E. (Airline Division, Canadian Component) v. C.U.P.E. (Airline Division, Air Canada Component) (2005), 140 L.A.C. (4th) 353, 2005 BCSC 810

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