Tammy Shoranick provides legal analysis and research support across the firm’s practice areas, including commercial, administrative, aboriginal and constitutional law. She researches and advises on complex legal issues, provides policy advice, drafts bylaws and policies, and develops submissions for court and other proceedings on a wide variety of matters. Tammy started her legal career as a litigator, practicing in both New York and Vancouver, and has been involved in a wide range of commercial, administrative, aboriginal and constitutional law cases. Tammy has extensive appellate experience, including:

Supreme Court of Canada

  • successfully represented the appellant in the leading Supreme Court of Canada case on contractual interpretation and judicial review of commercial arbitration awards, Sattva Capital Corp. v. Creston Moly Corp, 2014 SCC 53
  • represented the Secretariat of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) as intervener in the Supreme Court of Canada in Canada (Attorney General) v. Bedford, 2013 SCC 72 regarding the human rights impact of the criminalization of sex work
  • represented the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association as intervener in two appeals at the Supreme Court of Canada on the use of sniffer dogs by police
  • represented the Council of Yukon First Nations as intervener in the Supreme Court of Canada in First Nation of Nacho Nyak Dun v. Yukon, 2017 SCC 58 regarding the interpretation of modern treaties between Yukon First Nations and the Crown.

British Columbia and Yukon Courts of Appeal

  • successfully represented the respondent in an application to set aside an arbitral award for lack of jurisdiction in the BC Court of Appeal in lululemon Athletica Canada Inc. v Industrial Color Productions Inc, 2021 BCCA 428
  • represented the Council of Yukon First Nations as intervener in the Yukon Court of Appeal in Dickson v. Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, 2021 YKCA 5 regarding the application of the Charter to First Nations’ government, constitution and laws and the interpretation of s. 25 of the Charter
  • represented the British Columbia Utilities Commission in the BC Court of Appeal in Coquitlam (City) v. British Columbia Utilities Commission, 2020 BCCA 289 regarding the jurisdiction of the BCUC

Prior to joining Boughton Law, Tammy practiced commercial litigation at a national law firm in Vancouver and an international law firm in New York.

Professional Activities

  • Member, Canadian Bar Association