Eileen Patel has a general litigation practice. She focuses on the area of commercial litigation, but also has experience in administrative law matters. Eileen’s practice areas are diverse, reflecting a generalist approach.

She has represented clients in shareholder disputes, contract disputes, civil fraud actions, estate litigation, class actions, challenges to municipal by-laws, strata disputes, and a variety of other matters. She has appeared as counsel in both trial and appellate courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada. Eileen has contributed to CLE publications and seminars in the areas of administrative law and the law of restitution.

As a former clerk to justices of the British Columbia Court of Appeal and then to Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin, she has a particular interest in appellate advocacy. Eileen graduated from the University of British Columbia Law School as a Westbrook Scholar and was the 2009 Law Society Gold Medalist.


JD, University of British Columbia (2009)
BA (Hons), Simon Fraser University (2003)


Member, Canadian Bar Association (2011-present)

Bar Admissions

British Columbia, 2011
Ontario, 2011

Notable Cases

Gestion Soprema Canada v. Ali Nanji et al., 2017 BCSC 1227

Counsel to the defendants in a dispute between two shareholders of a large roofing supply distribution company over the purchase of one shareholder’s interest by the other.

Sun Rype Products Ltd. v. Archer Daniels Midland Company, 2013 SCC 58

Appeared as counsel before the Supreme Court of Canada.



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