Elizabeth Allan


Elizabeth Allan strives to be a thoughtful and practical litigator in acting for the firm’s clients. She has appeared in all levels of court in British Columbia, the Federal Court of Canada, and routinely resolves matters, particularly breach of contract and tort claims, through negotiation and mediation.

A large portion of Beth’s practice involves administrative and regulatory law, advising and appearing on behalf of regulators and members of self-regulating professions in investigations, consent orders, disciplinary matters and other processes. She also acts as independent legal counsel to administrative tribunals.

Prior to joining SMR as an Associate in 2018, Beth worked for five years as an Associate at a large regional, and then international, law firm in Vancouver.


  • J.D., Dalhousie University, 2012
  • B.A., University of British Columbia, 2006

Bar Admissions

  • British Columbia, 2013
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Access Pro Bono

Zubko (Re), 2024 BCSRE 42, Acted as co-counsel with Greg Cavouras for the BC Financial Services Authority against a real estate agent who committed professional misconduct, deceptive dealing, and conduct unbecoming in a commission scheme.

Re Applicant 18, 2024 LSBC 12, Acted as co-counsel with Mike Shirreff for the Law Society in a hearing on an application for enrollment.

BCCNM v. A Registrant, 2023 BCSC 2369, Acted for a health college to obtain certain personal records during the course of an investigation of a registrant.

R. v. Doe, 2023 BCPC 286, Acted for a health college to obtain certain pre-registration records related to a youth criminal matter during the course of an investigation of a registrant.

Re Krekic, August 5, 2022 and December 21, 2022, Acted as co-counsel with Greg Cavouras for a health college against a professional who engaged in repeated sexual misconduct.  Obtained cancellation of his license and a 25-year prohibition on reapplication.

Prepared cases and appeared before a Compensation Hearing Committee for the Real Estate Council of British Columbia, including Re Virtanen, May 25, 2020.

Re Geller, 2018 LSBC 40 and 2019 LSBC 35, Acted as junior discipline counsel with Mike Shirreff for the Law Society against a lawyer who breached the Law Society Rules by practising while suspended.

Re Hansen, July 3, 2018 and February 22, 2019, Acted as junior counsel with Jean Whittow, K.C. for a health college against a professional who engaged in incompetent practice.

Bovicor Pharmatech Inc. v. Smith, 2017 BCSC 1571.  Application for non-compliance and contempt of court for failure to return company property in an employment matter.

Park v. Canada Korea Foundation, 2017 BCSC 1454.  Successfully argued that a dissolved not for profit foundation was still entitled to costs following judgment in its favour at trial.

Bartuk v. Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, 2016 BCSC 74.  Opposed judicial review of the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal’s decision to dismiss a complaint.

Crest Realty Westside Ltd. v. W&W Parker Enterprises Ltd., 2014 BCSC 1328, aff’d 2015 BCCA 447.  Claim for commission owing under a listing agreement with allegations of fraudulent misrepresentation.

Bentley v. Maplewood Seniors Care Society et al, 2014 BCSC 165, aff’d 2015 BCCA 91.  Petition on application of adult guardianship legislation and whether nourishment and liquids constitute health care thereunder, and appeal on the findings of the tort of battery.

Pre-Hearing Preparation for Professional Regulation, CBA Administrative Law Conference, November 17, 2023

Basic Principles of Affidavits and Key Elements of Effective Affidavits, CLE, October 3 and November 8, 2022

Dealing With Addiction Related Misconduct: Managing Disabilities Within the Disciplinary Processes of Self-Regulating Professions, CLE, November 14, 2019

Running Regulatory Files and Civil Litigation Basics for Legal Support Staff Practice Panel, CLE, June 26, 2019

Law and the Architect: Contracts, Architectural Institute of British Columbia, March 2016

“Caregivers Must Give Effect to Patients’ Wishes in the ‘Here and Now’” (2015), 17:5 Risk Management in Canadian Health Care 54.

Elizabeth Allan

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