Wendy Baker practices general commercial litigation. Her experience spans many industries and areas of practice including complex commercial disputes, agriculture, construction law, aboriginal law, and administrative law. She has appeared at all levels of court in British Columbia and federally.
Wendy is particularly adept at finding creative solutions to complex and challenging problems, and brings a breadth of experience to this task.
Wendy hears appeals as Acting Registrar of the Motor Vehicle Sales Authority and adjudicates claims as the Vice-Chair of the Motor Dealer Customer Compensation Fund Board. She is a member of the BC Civil Resolution Tribunal and the BC Financial Services Tribunal.
Wendy offers practical advice and counsel to clients in a number of specialized legal areas:
- Complex commercial litigation: Wendy has been involved in a wide range of major commercial disputes, including those involving commercial leases and agreements, real estate transactions, breach of contract, shareholder disputes, breach of fiduciary duty claims, and actions against government authorities.
- Agriculture: Wendy has a leadership role in agribusiness law at Miller Thomson. She has an active regulatory practice that represents farmers and processors in disputes with regulatory agencies including the BC Hatching Egg Commission, the BC Egg Marketing Board, the BC Chicken Board, the BC Milk Marketing Board, the BC Farm Industry Board, the Chicken Farmers of Canada, and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. She has dealt with specific issues including the scope of regulatory powers, competition, food safety, interprovincial and international trade, and commodity price-setting in the province.
- Aboriginal law: Wendy has been involved in aboriginal rights and title issues, and has represented First Nations in matters involving reserve lands, resource development, business development, business disputes, and governance.
In 2009 Wendy was appointed Associate Commission Counsel to the Federal Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River (the Cohen Commission).