Shirley Yan




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Education & Qualifications

  • British Columbia Bar (2022)
  • JD (Thompson Rivers, 2021)
  • BA (British Columbia, 2017)
  • Regulated Pharmacy Technician Bridging Program (College of Pharmacists of British Columbia, 2015)

Shirley is an associate in the firm’s Vancouver office with a focus on commercial and corporate litigation.

Shirley has worked on both litigation and solicitor matters, including real estate transactions, shareholder disputes, employment law matters and various wills & estates matters. She has acted for a range of clients, including shareholders and directors of corporations, real estate purchasers and vendors, financial institutions, employers and employees and government subsidiaries. She assisted with disputes before the British Columbia Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal and appeared before the British Columbia Small Claims Court and the Human Rights Tribunal.

During law school, Shirley was an editor for the Canadian Journal of Comparative and Contemporary Law.

Prior to entering law school, Shirley obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of British Columbia with a major in English Literature and a minor in Commerce. Shirley is also a former registered pharmacy technician, having worked in both community and hospital pharmacies for over 11 years.

Outside of the office, Shirley enjoys catching up on new Netflix shows and trying new happy hour menus. She also spends much of her free time figure skating, a hobby she picked up as an adult during Covid-19.

Shirley is fluent in Mandarin.

  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association