Chair & Vice Chairs

Shannon Salter

Chair
Shannon Salter is the Civil Resolution Tribunal’s Chair, and an adjunct professor at the UBC Allar...
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J. Garth Cambrey

Vice Chair - Strata
J. Garth Cambrey is Vice Chair – Strata for the Civil Resolution Tribunal and earned his B. Comm. ...
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Shelley Lopez

Vice Chair - Small Claims
Shelley Lopez is the CRT’s Vice Chair Small Claims. Ms. Lopez graduated from the University of Bri...
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Shannon Salter

Chair
Shannon Salter is the Civil Resolution Tribunal’s Chair, and an adjunct professor at the UBC Allard School of Law, teaching administrative law and legal ethics. She earned her BA and LLB from UBC, and her LLM from the University of Toronto. Ms. Salter was BC Supreme Court judicial law clerk before practicing civil litigation and serving as a vice chair of the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal. Ms. Salter is a commissioner of the Financial Institutions Commission, vice president of the BC Council of Administrative Tribunals, and a board member of CanLII. She also co-authored the BC Administrative Decision Maker’s Manual.

J. Garth Cambrey

Vice Chair - Strata
J. Garth Cambrey is Vice Chair – Strata for the Civil Resolution Tribunal and earned his B. Comm. from UBC. He has over 30 years’ experience in BC’s real estate industry including owning a property management firm for 20 years and serving on the Real Estate Council for 5 years. He is an active member of the Real Estate Institute, the BC Arbitration and Mediation Institute and holds a Chartered Arbitrator designation with the ADR Institute of Canada. Mr. Cambrey has arbitrated many strata disputes and been appointed by the BC Supreme Court as an Administrator for several strata property issues.

Shelley Lopez

Vice Chair - Small Claims
Shelley Lopez is the CRT’s Vice Chair Small Claims. Ms. Lopez graduated from the University of British Columbia law school in 1999, after obtaining a B.A. (Honours) in Philosophy in 1996. Ms. Lopez practised general civil litigation at a Vancouver law firm until 2005, with a focus on personal injury, before becoming a staff lawyer with the Law Society of BC. In 2011, Ms. Lopez was appointed as a Vice Chair of the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal. She serves on the Inquiry Committee for the BC College of Midwives, and is a past BC Council of Administrative Tribunals board member.

Staff

Jennine Gates

Senior Resolution Support Clerk
Jennine Gates is the Senior Resolution Support Clerk for the Civil Resolution Tribunal. She has work...
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Raquel Gofredo-Battad

Tribunal Administrator
Raquel Gofredo-Battad is the Tribunal Administrator. Raquel has worked with the provincial governmen...
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Kandis McCall

Director of Case Management
Kandis McCall is the Director of Case Management for the Civil Resolution Tribunal. After receiving ...
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Richard Rogers

Registrar and Executive Director
Richard Rogers is the CRT’s Registrar and Executive Director. Richard has worked in the public sec...
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Jennine Gates

Senior Resolution Support Clerk
Jennine Gates is the Senior Resolution Support Clerk for the Civil Resolution Tribunal. She has worked for the public service since 2008, most recently as a Disability Claims Analyst with the BC Public Service Agency. Her experience as a public servant has also included four years working as a scheduler with the BC Supreme Court. Prior to joining the BC Public Service, she spent several years in recruitment and human resource positions in the private sector as well as 12 years in the Canadian Armed Forces Reserves.

Raquel Gofredo-Battad

Tribunal Administrator
Raquel Gofredo-Battad is the Tribunal Administrator. Raquel has worked with the provincial government for over 20 years, within a variety of different ministries. Raquel most recently served as the Office Manager for Victim Services and Crime Prevention with the Ministry of Justice. She has extensive knowledge of administrative services; Raquel is a graduate of Vancouver Community College and holds a certificate in Records Management. She is also currently enrolled in Business Management at Simon Fraser University. Raquel provides assistance to the Civil Resolution Tribunal in a wide variety of areas, including office management, financial administration, and human resources.

Kandis McCall

Director of Case Management
Kandis McCall is the Director of Case Management for the Civil Resolution Tribunal. After receiving her law degree and mediation training from the University of British Columbia in 2002, Kandis worked for a brief period in private practice in Greater Vancouver. In 2006 she joined the Residential Tenancy Branch where she worked as an arbitrator and team lead until joining the CRT. Kandis has expertise in mediation, adjudication and high volume case management.

Richard Rogers

Registrar and Executive Director
Richard Rogers is the CRT’s Registrar and Executive Director. Richard has worked in the public sector for more than 20 years, including serving as Registrar of the Property Assessment Appeal Board from 1996 to 2000. Richard has expertise in operational management, as well as policy and financial analysis and planning. Richard uses this experience to work with the Chair and CRT staff to oversee CRT operations and to further develop and improve CRT processes and technology. Prior to joining the public service, Richard practiced law for three years in Nanaimo, British Columbia.

Tribunal Members

Tribunal members are expert decision-makers who hear both sides of a dispute and then make a decision which is binding on both parties. As with most tribunal members in B.C., the CRT’s tribunal members are appointed by the provincial government, in consultation with the Chair of the Civil Resolution Tribunal. The CRT currently has 19 tribunal members, including 16 part-time members (bios below), the Chair, the Vice Chair – Strata, and the Vice-Chair – Small Claims.

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Patrick A. Williams

Patrick A. Williams is a partner with Clark Wilson LLP, where he has practiced since 1983 with the f...
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Andrew Pendray

Andrew Pendray is a vice chair of the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal. Previously, he was Cr...
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Barry Long

Barry Long is a lawyer with extensive experience in personal injury, criminal law, and general civil...
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Michael Litchfield

Michael Litchfield is a lawyer, educator and management consultant, and is the Managing Director of ...
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Kamaljit K. Lehal

Kamaljit K. Lehal is a lawyer practicing in administrative law, immigration, personal injury, and me...
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Richard Hoops Harrison

Richard Hoops Harrison is a partner with Alexander, Holburn, Beaudin and Lang LLP where he specializ...
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Angus M. Gunn, Q.C.

Angus M. Gunn, Q.C. is a litigation partner at Eyford Macaulay Shaw & Padmanabhan LLP. He practi...
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Julie K. Gibson

Julie K. Gibson is a lawyer and has been practising law with Harper Grey LLP since 2003. She practic...
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Andrew Gay, Q.C.

Andrew Gay, Q.C. is a partner with Gudmundseth Mickelson LLP. Since his call to the bar in 1997, Mr....
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Bonnie S. Elster

Bonnie S. Elster was a lawyer at Clark Wilson LLP for over 14 years, where she practiced strata law ...
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Colleen Cattell, Q.C., C. Med.

Colleen Cattell, Q.C., C. Med. was called to the Bar in 1986 and practised commercial and constructi...
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Jamie Bleay

Jamie Bleay is a lawyer called to the bar in 1987 who practices extensively in the area of condomini...
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Kathryn A. Berge, Q.C.

Kathryn A. Berge, Q.C. is an experienced advocate, lawyer and mediator in wills and estates, family ...
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Wendy A. Baker, Q.C.

Wendy A. Baker, Q.C. has been a partner with Miller Thomson LLP since 2001. She has extensive commer...
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Maureen Baird, Q.C.

Maureen Baird, Q.C. is a lawyer and practices primarily administrative law. She is involved with the...
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Maureen C. Abraham

Maureen C. Abraham is a lawyer with Johns Southward Glazier Walton & Margetts where she practic...
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Patrick A. Williams

Patrick A. Williams is a partner with Clark Wilson LLP, where he has practiced since 1983 with the firm’s strata property and alternative dispute resolution practice groups. Currently, he serves as president of the B.C. International Commercial Arbitration Centre. Mr. Williams received dispute resolution training through the Continuing Legal Education Society of B.C. and the B.C. Arbitration and Mediation Institute. He is also a regular presenter at strata property industry events, and a guest instructor in mediation for the professional legal training course. He holds his BCom and LLB from UBC, and was called to the bar in 1975.

Andrew Pendray

Andrew Pendray is a vice chair of the Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal. Previously, he was Crown counsel for the B.C. Ministry of Justice and Attorney General, regional manager and workers’ adviser for the B.C. Ministry of Labour, Workers’ Advisers Office and an associate with Murphy Battista LLP, where he practiced in personal injury and general litigation matters. Active in his community, Mr. Pendray has volunteered as a minor hockey coach for the Pacific Coast Minor Hockey Association. He holds his bachelor of laws from the UBC and a bachelor of arts from the University of Victoria.

Barry Long

Barry Long is a lawyer with extensive experience in personal injury, criminal law, and general civil litigation matters. Mr. Long also has extensive adjudicative experience, having served as an alternate chair of the B.C. Review Board since 1999. He has previously been a member of the Mental Health Review Board, and the Commercial Appeals Commission. M He has also served as an instructor for the B.C. Council of Administrative Tribunals’ foundations of administrative justice course, and a guest lecturer with the professional legal training course. Mr. Long has a BSc in climatology from McGill University and a LLB from UVIC.

Michael Litchfield

Michael Litchfield is a lawyer, educator and management consultant, and is the Managing Director of Thinklab Legal Education and Training. His legal expertise is focused in the areas of corporate, commercial and property law. He is the Director of the Business Law Clinic at the University of Victoria and is an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of British Columbia. Mr. Litchfield also serves as a tribunal member with the Property Assessment Appeal Board. Mr. Litchfield holds a BA and JD from UBC and an LLM from the University of Victoria.

Kamaljit K. Lehal

Kamaljit K. Lehal is a lawyer practicing in administrative law, immigration, personal injury, and mediation matters. Ms. Lehal received her law degree from UBC in 1989, and completed mediation training from Harvard Law School. Ms. Lehal was a member of the B.C. Review Board from 1998 to 2010. She has served on the board of directors of Options Community Services Society since 1996. She is also involved in the Community Coordination for Women’s Safety and has acted as supervising lawyer for the Ending Violence Association of B.C. on a Law Foundation project addressing domestic violence and immigrant women.

Richard Hoops Harrison

Richard Hoops Harrison is a partner with Alexander, Holburn, Beaudin and Lang LLP where he specializes in civil litigation, with a focus on corporate restructuring and insolvency related matters, employment law and operational matters specific to financial institutions. Mr. Harrison also serves as a member of the Employment Standards Tribunal as well as the Islands Trust Fund Board.

Angus M. Gunn, Q.C.

Angus M. Gunn, Q.C. is a litigation partner at Eyford Macaulay Shaw & Padmanabhan LLP. He practices commercial dispute resolution, specializing in civil appeals and commercial arbitration and mediation. Mr. Gunn is the former president and chair of the Access Pro Bono Society of B.C., and has also served as an adjunct professor at the UBC faculty of law. After a judicial clerkship with the B.C. Court of Appeal, Mr. Gunn was admitted to the B.C. bar in 1995. He holds a master of laws from the University of Cambridge, a bachelor of laws from the University of Toronto and a BA from UBC.

Julie K. Gibson

Julie K. Gibson is a lawyer and has been practising law with Harper Grey LLP since 2003. She practices administrative law and civil litigation. Active in her community, Ms. Gibson has served as lawyer coordinator for the Britannia Clinic of the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program (UBC), past treasurer for the B.C. Dispute Resolution Practicum Society Board, and as a member of the UBC Student Legal Fund Society’s litigation committee. She holds her LLM (administrative law) from York University, JD from UBC, and an honours BSc (human biology and English literature double major) from the University of Toronto.

Andrew Gay, Q.C.

Andrew Gay, Q.C. is a partner with Gudmundseth Mickelson LLP. Since his call to the bar in 1997, Mr. Gay has practiced as a litigator with an emphasis on commercial litigation, tort law, regulatory disputes, and administrative law. Mr. Gay has served as an adjunct professor at UBC’s Peter A. Allard School of Law for many years and is active in the community, serving as a soccer coach for the Vancouver United Football Club since 2005. Mr. Gay holds his LLB from Osgoode Hall law school, a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies from York University and a Bachelor of Arts from UBC.

Bonnie S. Elster

Bonnie S. Elster was a lawyer at Clark Wilson LLP for over 14 years, where she practiced strata law and commercial real estate development. Over the years, Ms Elster has been a frequent educator/speaker for CHOA, Vancouver Real Estate Board, SPA BC, PAMA and CLE BC. She holds a bachelor of laws from the UBC, a master of arts from the University of Toronto, a bachelor of arts (honours) from York University, has studied fundamentals of advanced mediation at the Continuing Legal Education Society of B.C. and completed courses in conflict resolution through the B.C. Justice Institute Centre for Conflict Resolution.

Colleen Cattell, Q.C., C. Med.

Colleen Cattell, Q.C., C. Med. was called to the Bar in 1986 and practised commercial and construction litigation in Vancouver before becoming a full time mediator and arbitrator. She handles construction, contract and business disputes, personal injury and insurance claims. She has served as president of Mediate BC and as an adjunct professor with the UBC Faculty of Law. A frequent speaker on dispute resolution and negotiation skills, she also provides negotiation consulting and training to clients around the globe with ENS International based in Sydney, Australia. Ms. Cattell holds her LLB and BA (honours) from the University of Victoria.

Jamie Bleay

Jamie Bleay is a lawyer called to the bar in 1987 who practices extensively in the area of condominium and strata law. In his community, Mr. Bleay serves as director and past president and chair of the Canadian Condominium Institute (CCI) nationally and as director and president of CCI Vancouver. Previously, he served as president of the North Shore Marlins swim club. Mr. Bleay holds his bachelor of laws from UBC and a bachelor of arts from the University of Victoria.

Kathryn A. Berge, Q.C.

Kathryn A. Berge, Q.C. is an experienced advocate, lawyer and mediator in wills and estates, family law and general civil litigation, working as associate counsel with Cook Roberts LLP, and as an alternate chair of the B.C. Review Board. She is a qualified arbitrator and Mediate BC member. She was awarded the Victoria Bar Association’s Pamela Murray Award (2014), the Canadian Bar Association Woman Lawyer Award of Excellence (2009) and the Canadian Bar Association President’s Silver Medal (1994). Ms. Berge received her BA and her LLB degrees from the University of Alberta, and the designation of Queen’s counsel in 1996.

Wendy A. Baker, Q.C.

Wendy A. Baker, Q.C. has been a partner with Miller Thomson LLP since 2001. She has extensive commercial litigation experience spanning many areas of practice including commercial disputes, strata, agriculture, construction, Aboriginal, and administrative law. Active in her community, she serves as chair of the Karen Jamieson Dance Society and is the vice-chair of the Motor Dealer Customer Compensation Fund Board. Ms. Baker also sits as acting registrar for the Motor Vehicle Sales Authority. Ms. Baker holds her bachelor of laws from UVIC and a bachelor of arts in English (honours) from UBC. She was appointed Queen’s counsel in 2009.

Maureen Baird, Q.C.

Maureen Baird, Q.C. is a lawyer and practices primarily administrative law. She is involved with the Mental Health Review Board and the Discipline Committee of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of B.C. Previously, Ms. Baird served as chair of the Administrative Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association, nationally and provincially . Ms. Baird was called to the B.C. bar in 1984 after a clerkship with the Chief Justice of B.C., and holds a law degree from the University of Toronto and a certificate in mediation from Harvard Law School.

Maureen C. Abraham

Maureen C. Abraham is a lawyer with Johns Southward Glazier Walton & Margetts where she practices litigation, primarily in strata property, employment law and dispute resolution. Ms. Abraham regularly appears before courts and administrative tribunals on behalf of her clients. In her community, Ms. Abraham has served on the board of the Women Rainmakers Canadian Bar Association subsection, as a director of the Craigdarroch Castle Historical Museum Society, and as a volunteer with Access Pro Bono. She was called to the bar in B.C. in 2008 and holds her bachelor of laws from the University of British Columbia (UBC).