Melanie Booth

Melanie Booth
Melanie D. Booth Professional Law Corporation
Estates & Wills & Trusts, Insurance, Personal Injury, Regulatory

Melanie Booth, principal of Melanie D. Booth Professional Law Corporation in Vancouver, focuses on insurance, occupational health and safety, and personal injury law.

Graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of British Columbia in 2002, Ms. Booth earned her Bachelor of Laws from the University of Victoria in 2006. She was called to the bar of British Columbia in 2008.

Ms. Booth extended her legal studies through co-op rotations at the Canada Border Services Agency as Crown counsel in immigration matters, as a federal Crown in drug prosecutions, and at WorkSafeBC in occupational health and safety regulation and prevention. In addition, she was in-house litigation counsel for The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia and has consulted sole practitioners on personal injury matters.

With a background in mediations, trials and administrative tribunals, Ms. Booth focuses on insurance defence, personal injury, motor vehicle accident claims, occupational health and safety, workers’ compensation, and employment law.

Outside of her legal practice, Ms. Booth was elected by the City of Surrey's Council to the Parks, Recreation and Sport Tourism Committee in 2015. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Counsel to Employers and the Canadian Bar Association. 

Melanie Booth In The News
Duty to accommodate – even when not requested

An employer’s duty to accommodate can even apply when an employee hasn’t asked for it, says Vancouver workplace occupational health and safety, and employment ... Read more

Making the most of your first meeting with a lawyer

When clients contact a lawyer for legal advice after they've lost their job, it's important to have certain documents and communications in order, says Vancouver ... Read more

How to comply with WorkSafeBC rules after 'reportable' incidents

Employers should be aware of their responsibilities under the law following a workplace injury, says Vancouver occupational health and safety lawyer  Melanie D. Booth . ... Read more

Lawsuits not always possible when injured in a collision in B.C.

If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle collision in British Columbia, you may not be able to sue the party responsible, says B.C. workplace occupational health and ... Read more

Award for future surrogacy costs believed to be first in Canada

A British Columbia court’s award for future surrogacy costs may signal a shift in attitude toward surrogacy in Canada, says Vancouver personal injury, workplace occupational ... Read more

Managing medicinal marijuana in the workplace

As the government makes plans to legalize recreational marijuana, employers are still struggling to understand their obligations to employees who may be using weed medicinally or ... Read more

Multi-pronged approach required to stem opioid crisis

New federal regulations that restrict fentanyl production are a step in the right direction, but more must be done to prevent the underlying issue of prescription opioid abuse, ... Read more

B.C.’s legislative amendments improve workplace safety: Booth

British Columbia is a safer place for workers following the province’s adoption of 43 recommendations by a safety expert, says Vancouver personal injury, workplace ... Read more

Questions of transparency in professional misconduct cases

A lawsuit filed by a B.C. woman against her former dentist is raising questions about the public’s right to information in professional misconduct complaints, says Vancouver ... Read more

Melanie Booth creates niche practice in workplace OH&S in BC

With a background in personal injury, workplace occupational health and safety (OH&S), workers’ compensation, and employment law, Vancouver lawyer Melanie D. Booth ... Read more

Changes to OHSR could be onerous for construction companies

Vancouver personal injury, workplace occupational health and safety, and employment lawyer Melanie D. Booth says some of the proposed amendments to the Occupational Health and ... Read more

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