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Education

  • LL.B, University of Western Ontario (2001)
  • Bachelor of Arts (French Literature),
    University of Victoria (1997)

 

 

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia, 2002
BIOGRAPHY

Nathalie Baker is a litigator practising primarily in the area of municipal law. She has a particular interest in land use matters and issues of procedural fairness and represents landowners, developers, citizens groups and business owners on wide range of local government matters arising under the Local Government Act, the Community Charter and the Vancouver Charter. Nathalie has represented clients in the Provincial Court of British Columbia on bylaw prosecution matters, in the Supreme Court of British Columbia on applications for judicial review and in the Court of Appeal. She also has experience before administrative tribunals, including the Board of Variance. The daughter of former City of Vancouver councillor and well respected municipal lawyer, Jonathan Baker, she has had an interest in this area of law since well before she started practising with her father in 2002.

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    0826239 B.C. Ltd. v. Richmond (City), 2018 BCSC 1438, 81 M.P.L.R. (5th) 111: Nathalie acted as counsel for the successful Petitioner in an application to review the City Zoning Bylaw and for an order compelling the City to issue a building permit for a greenhouse.

    667895 B.C. Ltd. and Abbotsford Concrete Products Ltd. v. the Corporation of Delta, 2016 BCSC 2356, appeal allowed in part, 2018 BCCA 38, 71 M.P.L.R. (5th) 4, 31 Admin. L.R. (6th) 207. Nathalie acted as  counsel for the successful Petitioners/Appellants in an application to review a decision by Delta to close a road.

    Brinkworthy Properties Ltd. v. North Salt Spring Waterworks District, 2017 BCSC 951, 66 M.P.L.R. (5th) 268,  supplementary reasons on costs, 2017 BCSC 1930): Nathalie acted as counsel for the successful Petitioner in an application to review a taxation bylaw.

    Benz v. Vilis, 2016 BCSC 2710: Nathalie acted as counsel for the successful respondent in a case brought by her neighbour to enforce the City of Vancouver’s Zoning and Business Licence bylaws.

    Turney v. Langley (Township), 2016 BCSC 1099, 52 M.P.L.R. (5th) 298: Nathalie acted as counsel for the successful Petitioner on an application to compel the Township of Langley to issue a building permit for a farm building.

    Community Association of New Yaletown v. Vancouver (City), 2015 BCSC 117, 35 M.P.L.R. (5th) 29, rev’d 2015 BCCA 227, 384 D.L.R. (4th) 294: Nathalie acted as counsel for a community group that challenged a decision by the City of Vancouver to rezone the City’s property to permit a luxury condo tower and then swap it with a neighboring property owned by a developer.

    Greater Vancouver (Regional District) v. Langley (Township), 2014 BCSC 413, 21 M.P.L.R. (5th) 65, aff’d 2014 BCCA 511, 32 M.P.L.R. (5th) 186: Nathalie acted as counsel for the successful landowner on an application brought by Metro Vancouver to quash a bylaw of the Township of Langley that authorized the landowner’s development.

    Eng v. Vancouver (City), 2014 BCSC 1001, 23 M.P.L.R. (5th) 119: Nathalie acted as counsel for the successful property owner on an application brought by her neighbor to set aside a decision of the Board of Variance authorizing the construction of her garage.

    WEN Residents Society v. Vancouver (City), 2014 BCSC 965, 24 M.P.L.R. (5th) 297, 76 Admin. L.R. (5th) 266: Nathalie acted as counsel for a Society that challenged a City bylaw that defined the meaning of “for profit affordable rental housing”.

    Pucci v. North Vancouver (City), 2010 BCSC 743, 72 M.P.L.R. (4th) 229: Nathalie acted as counsel for the successful Petitioner on an application to review a decision by the City to deny its rezoning application.

    618061 B.C. Ltd. v. The Village of Anmore, 2008 BCCA 205, 45 M.P.L.R. (4th) 92, 68 R.P.R. (4th) 197: Nathalie acted as counsel for the property owner in a case involving latecomer agreements.

    Norgard v. Anmore (Village), 2007 BCSC 1571, 38 M.P.L.R. (4th) 217: Nathalie acted as counsel for the successful Petitioner on a challenge to the Approving Officer’s decision to impose conditions on the property owner’s subdivision application.

    Loucks v. Abbotsford (City) and 90617 B.C. Ltd., 2006 BCSC 1859, 30 M.P.L.R. (4th) 77, reconsideration 2007 BCSC 855, 36 M.P.L.R. (4th) 72: Nathalie acted as counsel for the successful Petitioners on a challenge to the City’s decision to amend the Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw.

    Niebuhr et al. v. Vancouver (City) Board of Variance, 2006 BCSC 1425, 277 D.L.R. (4th) 371, aff’d 2007 BCCA 528, 287 D.L.R. (4th) 563 leave to appeal ref’d, 2008 S.C.C.A. No. 3: Nathalie acted as counsel for the successful Petitioner on an application to quash a decision of the Board of Variance which set aside their development permit.

    London Lane Industrial Park Ltd. v. Richmond (City), 2005 BCCA 452, 258 D.L.R. (4th) 698: Nathalie acted as counsel for the Petitioner on an application to review a decision of the City of Richmond regarding road dedication requirements.

    Perez v. Vancouver (City of), 2002 BCSC 1773: Nathalie acted as counsel for the successful Plaintiff in a trip and fall case.

     

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  • Events & Seminars
  • Associations
    • Member of the Vancouver Bar Association
    • Member of the Board of Legal Services Society
    • Member of the Law Society of British Columbia
    • Member of L’Association Des Juristes D’expression
      Francaise de la Colombie Britannique
    • Member of the Canadian Bar Association