Vol.15, No. 61, Autumn 2022
Elizabeth’s practice focusses on infrastructure projects, ?acting both for procuring authorities and for bidders.
Elizabeth brings a depth of experience to ?infrastructure projects, having advised the Province of British Columbia on ?two of the earliest P3 projects ?in Canada. Subsequently she has acted for bidders, contractors, lenders and public ?authorities on a wide ?range of projects across Canada.
Elizabeth has worked with Infrastructure BC in advising Vancouver Island Health Authority on BC’s ?first ?Alliance project and the BC Ministry of Transportation on a number of Alliance projects for highways ?that were washed out in November 2021. In providing this advice, she has drawn upon the expertise of colleagues in DLA Piper Australia.
Elizabeth has a BA in law from the University of Oxford and a MA in law from the University of British Columbia. She is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia.
Since joining Infrastructure BC in 2002, Karen has supported Infrastructure BC clients and project teams on over 70 major infrastructure project procurements with a total value of over $25 billion in numerous sectors (including health, schools, post-secondary, corrections, and roads and bridges) with many public sector (municipal, provincial, territorial, and federal) owners.
Karen is responsible for providing project legal support including developing and managing coordinated approaches to drafting and revising procurement documents and agreements in relation to the design-build, progressive design-build, design-build-finance, and alliance models.
Prior to working with Infrastructure BC, Karen worked with other BC public sector agencies including Treasury Board Staff (where she advised on the development of the Province of BC’s Capital Asset Management Framework) and Ministry of Attorney primarily in the areas of capital procurement and budgeting.
Karen has a BA and an LLB from the University of Victoria. She is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia.