Laurence Bich-Carrière

Lawyer / Montréal
Telephone 514 877-2937
Fax 514 871-8977
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Associate

Laurence Bich-Carrière is a member of the Barreau du Québec and of the Law Society of Upper Canada, and practises in the Litigation Group. Her practice is wide-ranging, and she provides services in areas that include class actions, municipal affairs, consumer protection, construction law, administrative law, and expropriation. She represents a variety of clients in the courts, particularly in appeal cases, and also advises clients on drafting and negotiating contracts and settlements and on risk management.

Ms. Bich-Carrière won a number of moot court competitions both in Quebec and internationally, and has authored scholarly publications on defamation, information technology, procedure, and constitutional law. She maintains close ties with the university community and contributes to academic endeavours as a lecturer and as a researcher affiliated with the Paul-André Crépeau Centre for Private and Comparative Law. She is also actively involved in the legal community, both as a member of the civil procedure committee of the Barreau du Québec and with the Canadian Bar Association.

Ms. Bich-Carrière’s university career included numerous extracurricular activities, while she consistently appeared on the Dean’s list and received a number of scholarships for academic excellence, including the Greville-Smith scholarship and the Macdonald Travelling Scholarship for graduate studies.

After completing a master’s degree at the University of Cambridge, Ms. Bich-Carrière served as law clerk to the Honourable Mr. Justice William Ian Corneil Binnie at the Supreme Court of Canada. She also worked at the Hague Conference on Private International Law and practised commercial litigation with a Canada-wide firm. She joined Lavery in 2014.

Publications

  • Author, “Le droit est-il une arme?” (2017) 62:2 McGill L.J. 567
  • Author, Quelques décisions d’intérêt en matière de cyberdiffamation 2016”, (2017) 29:2 Cahiers de propriété intellectuelle 233
  • Author, “Nécessité fait loi ou les bons génies de la fiducie québécoise”, ‘Our dear neighbours’ column (2016) 15 Legimag 60
  • Coauthor, “Farmers, drivers, debtors and the BIA: Where Conflict Meets Frustrations”, 2016, 33:3 National Insolvency Review 28
  • Author, “Le détissage juridique: étude de l’obsolescence des citations électroniques dans les décisions de la Cour suprême du Canada (1998-2014)” 68 Supreme Court Law Review 455, 2015
  • Co-author, “Compétence d’attribution et territoriale de la Cour d’appel en matière civile”, in Juris Classeur Québec, Procédure civile I, 2nd ed., “Droit privé” collection  (Montreal: LexisNexis, original ed.: 2015; latest update: June 2016), booklet 5
  • Co-author, “La constitution juridique et politique du Canada: notions, sources et principes”, in Juris Classeur Québec, Droit constitutionnel, “Droit public” collection (Montreal : LexisNexis, original ed., 2011; latest update, 2015), booklet 1
  • Co-author, “Compétence, rôle et pouvoirs généraux de la Cour d’appel”, in Juris Classeur Québec, Procédure civile I, 1st ed., “Droit privé” collection (Montréal, LexisNexis, 2014), booklet 26
  • Author, “Décisions d’intérêt en matière de diffamation 2013”, 2014, 26:2 Cahiers de propriété intellectuelle 289
  • Author, “Homère, Gutenberg, Helen Keller et Stevie Wonder: commentaire sur le Traité de l'OMPI pour l'accès des aveugles à l'imprimé”, 2014, 13 Asper Review of International Business and Trade Law 241
  • Author, “Archives Internet: quelques problèmes de preuve - Application particulière à la Commission des oppositions”, 2014, 26:1 Cahiers de propriété intellectuelle 1
  • Author, “Recension: Antoine Leduc, “Mondialisation et harmonisation du droit des sûretés”, 2013, 59 :2 McGill Law Journal 477
  • Author, “Compte rendu: Le droit dans les mondes virtuels”, 2013, 25:2 Cahiers de propriété intellectuelle 1149
  • Author, “Communication spirituelle et droit d'auteur: à qui les droits d'une œuvre littéraire dictée depuis l'au-delà ? ”, 2007, 19:3 Cahiers de propriété intellectuelle 775
  • Co-author, “Le procès des pro se – quelques considérations sur l'autoreprésentation en matière criminelle”, 2007, 2 Focus justice 14
  • Co-author, Legal Style Guide/Guide de style juridique (Markham (Ontario): LexisNexis/Butterworths, 2006), 218 pages, ISBN 0 433 45363-X

Education

  • LL.M., University of Cambridge, 2009
  • B.C.L./LL.B. (Dean’s honour list), McGill University, 2008
  • Member of the Barreau du Québec since 2009
  • Member of the Ontario Bar since 2011

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