Julia W. Riddle


E: jriddle@nst.ca
T: 604.678.8718

Assistant Details

Kimberly Otto
E: kotto@nst.ca

Julia W. Riddle Riddle is developing a broad litigation practice with particular interest in appeals, constitutional and administrative law, and other complex disputes.  Julia is a detail-oriented problem solver with a focus on strategic and thoughtful advocacy. Julia has appeared or assisted with matters before all levels of court in British Columbia and the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as before administrative bodies in British Columbia and Ontario. Before joining NST, Julia articled and worked at a large national law firm, and spent summers at the Ontario Crown Law Civil office and UBC Indigenous Community Legal Clinic.

  • Clerk to Chief Justice Robert J. Bauman of the Court of Appeal for British Columbia (2019–20)
  • British Columbia Bar, 2021
  • J.D., University of British Columbia, 2019
  • B.Soc.Sc. (Economics, French Immersion), University of Ottawa, 2015
  • Law Foundation of B.C. Public Interest Award, 2018
Community Involvement
  • Access Pro Bono Mental Health Program
Cases of Interest
  • Bamberger v. Vancouver (Board of Parks and Recreation), 2022 BCSC 49

Julia acted as lead counsel in this judicial review of two orders of the General Manager of the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation, while defending a petition for an injunction brought by the Park Board. Together with co-counsel at Arvay Finlay LLP, Julia successfully argued that decisions fundamentally affecting the lives of people who are homeless should not be made without hearing from those persons, and that the court should not condone by injunction the displacement of people who are causing no harm and have nowhere else to go. See a summary of the case here.