Well wishes for Kathleen Higgins, on her retirement

After 5 years of practicing local government law at Young, Anderson, initially as a partner and most recently as associate counsel, Kathleen has decided to retire from the practice of law.

Kathleen came to the firm later in her career, armed with a significant amount of experience in local government law. She began her career as in-house legal counsel at a large lower mainland municipality, before moving to private practice. She advised local governments on all aspects of local government law including development, engineering, subdivision, environmental, planning, expropriation law, conflicts of interest and council governance issues. She regularly advised local governments on their authority and jurisdiction to pass bylaws in a variety of areas covered by both provincial and federal legislation. Her practice included extensive real estate transactions, including the creation of a number of regional parks in the Lower Mainland and the development of an alpine ski resort. She has also conducted bylaw prosecutions, injunctions and defences to bylaw challenges in British Columbia's Provincial, Supreme and Appeal Courts.

Since Kathleen joined the firm, she has been an invaluable resource to our clients and a mentor to our lawyers, especially those practicing in the areas of real estate and development.

Needless to say, Kathleen has left her mark on the practice of local government law in British Columbia, both on the law itself but also in the training and mentoring of young lawyers in the area. Her presence around the office will be missed.

While Kathleen will no longer be practicing law with us, she will continue to be part of our family. We look forward to our ongoing friendship with Kathleen, and to making many more memories.

We wish Kathleen all the best.

Sukhbir Manhas

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