Kelly Murray joined Whitelaw Twining in 2017. Prior to joining the firm, Kelly worked for over 17 years with boutique litigation firms in Vancouver and focussed her practice on professional liability claims. Before that she gained early trial experience as an Assistant Crown Attorney in Ontario for four years.
She now continues her professional liability practice at Whitelaw Twining defending real estate agents and lawyers against claims made against them in their professional capacity. Kelly also acts for real estate licensees in discipline matters involving the Real Estate Council of British Columbia and several Real Estate Boards. She has appeared at all levels of court in British Columbia, and before various administrative tribunals.
Court cases successfully defended by Kelly include:
- Currie v. Sonnenberg, 2017 BCSC 526: Successful summary trial application resulting in the dismissal of a professional liability claim against a real estate agent for allegedly selling a property below market value
- Shen v. Chan 2016 BCSC 1370: Successful summary trial application resulting in the dismissal of a professional liability claim against a real estate agent. The plaintiff claimed the realtor negligently managed a property and allegedly caused damage to a neighbouring property
- Summit Staging Ltd. v. 596373 BC Ltd. et al 2008 BCSC 198: Successful defence of a claim that a real estate agent gave negligence advice on the value of property and improperly charged an unconscionable commission
Kelly has written a number of articles for the Real Estate Errors and Omissions Insurance Corporation Risk Report and for the British Columbia Real Estate Association. She has recently been a panel participant for The Advocate Society's seminar on Objections. She is actively involved in the mentoring of junior women lawyers with litigation practices.