Victoria
Suite 12 - 2544 Dunlevy St.
Victoria, BC  V8R 5Z2
Tel: (250) 480-7481
KAITLYN CHEWKA
CONTACT DETAILS
Suite 12 - 2544 Dunlevy St.
Victoria, BC  
V8R 5Z2
Tel:
Fax:
Email:
(250) 590-2066
(250) 480-7455
kc@lw-law.ca

Areas of Expertise

  • Administrative and
    constitutional law
  • Professional regulation

BAR MEMBERSHIP

  • British Columbia, 2015

EDUCATION

  • University of Victoria, 2014
  • Master of Arts, University of Victoria, 2011

Kaitlyn Chewka

Kaitlyn Chewka joined Lovett Westmacott as an Associate on October 7, 2019. Kaitlyn graduated from the University of Victoria's Law School in May 2014. Kaitlyn holds a Masters in Political Science also from the University of Victoria. Prior to joining Lovett Westmacott, Kaitlyn was legal counsel with the Ministry of Attorney General's Constitutional and Administrative Law Section which included a six-month secondment as Crown Counsel with the Criminal Justice Branch. Kaitlyn has acted as counsel for various statutory decision-makers in the context of judicial reviews, civil actions and appeals at all levels of court in British Columbia. Kaitlyn has also defended the constitutionality of a number of provincial legislative schemes, including the Adoption Act, the Child Family and Community Service Act, and the Wildlife Act. Kaitlyn practices in the areas of administrative, human rights, privacy and constitutional law providing both advice and representation in litigation.

Kaitlyn is a contributing author to the CanLii BC Litigation Manual. She is also co-coach of the University of Victoria's Gale Cup moot team and often lectures on the topics of administrative law and advocacy.

SELECTED COUNSEL WORK

  • Council of Canadians with Disabilities v. British Columbia (Attorney General), 2020 BCCA 241
  • J.R.A. v British Columbia (Attorney General), 2020 BCSC 759
  • Servatius v Alberni School District No. 70, 2020 BCSC 15
  • Lemieux v. British Columbia (Superintendent of Motor Vehicles), 2019 BCCA 230
  • Rohl v. British Columbia (Superintendent of Motor Vehicles), 2018 BCCA 316
  • J.E.S.D. v. Y.E.P., 2018 BCCA 286
  • R. v Paquette, 2017 BCSC 2202