Kim Jakeman

Partner, Harper Grey LLP

Kim Jakeman was called to the BC bar in 1991 and has spent the last 30 years honing and developing her skills as a litigator. A partner with Harper Grey LLP, Kim maintains a broad and diverse practice. She is an acknowledged leading lawyer in the area of health law and medical negligence, provides counsel to physicians in regulatory matters and is an active mediator. Well-known as a trial lawyer and respected by her peers for her legal acuity, Kim has been counsel or co-counsel on many significant cases that have: provided guidance on the legal principles of standard of care and causation, redefined the principles of liability in medical malpractice, helped define the extent to which disclosure is required in consent cases, guided complex obstetrical cases on issues of liability, and defined recovery of damages in wrongful life cases. Kim gained national prominence for her role in the study and implementation of legislation providing for medical assistance in dying (MAiD) and her education of lawyers as well as the public on the legal and ethical issues surrounding end-of-life decisions. Her deep and abiding dedication to legal education, mentorship, and giving back to the legal community has expressed itself meaningfully throughout her professional career and life. Kim is a self-aware and exceptional leader who devotes countless hours to organizations she passionately supports for the betterment of the community at large. She is an architect and supporter of initiatives to encourage the retention and leadership of women in law. To help stem the exodus of women from the legal profession, Kim co-founded the award-winning Life in Law platform providing support, education and advice to thousands of women lawyers.