Justice Gail Dickson
Justice Gail M. Dickson was appointed to the Supreme Court of British Columbia in December, 2006 and the British Columbia Court of Appeal in July, 2015. Prior to becoming a judge, Justice Dickson was one of the two founding partners of Dickson, Murray, a Vancouver litigation firm. She received a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Law degree in 1981 from the University of Saskatchewan and a Master of Law degree from Cambridge University in 1989. Called to the bar of British Columbia in 1982 and the bar of Saskatchewan in 1984, she was awarded a Pegasus scholarship in 1988, appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1998 and made a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2002. She is the former alternate chairperson of the British Columbia Review Board, a former member of the British Columbia Rules Revision Committee, the former chair of the Supreme Court Cameras in the Courtroom Committee and a frequent presenter at continuing legal and judicial education programs. When she was a practicing lawyer, Justice Dickson acted for a wide variety of clients in both criminal and civil proceedings. Over the years, among other things, she was employed as a prosecutor in British Columbia, a legal aid defence lawyer in Saskatchewan and a member of the international law department in the London, England office of Clifford Chance.