Bronwen Black

Associate

Bronwen Black

Profile

Bronwen first joined WT in 2017 as a summer articling student. She was called to the Bar in 2019, and as a result of WT’s exceptional student program, was able to hit the ground running with her practice.

Bronwen has a broad insurance defence litigation practice in diverse areas including road maintenance, transportation, professional negligence, and product liability. She also has a developing practice in construction and plaintiff-side personal injury.

Bronwen is known for her versatility and committed work ethic, as well as her collaborative practice style. She takes pride in her persuasive legal writing skills, as well as her effective oral advocacy skills. She approaches challenges with curiosity in order to identify creative solutions that achieve the best possible outcome for her clients.

Bronwen has acted as second chair on several complex trials before the Supreme Court of British Columbia, and lead counsel on several contested Applications. She has also acted as lead counsel on a multi-day trial before the Provincial Court, and has effectively represented her clients at countless settlement conferences.  Over the course of these appearances, she has repeatedly made successful submissions on contentious legal issues concerning both liability and damages.

With respect to Bronwen’s broader engagement with the legal community; volunteerism has always been important to Bronwen. While in law school, Bronwen was elected as the Law Student Society Accessibility Representative; was a Program Coordinator for the University of Victoria’s chapter of Pro Bono Students Canada; and sat on the Editorial Board of the Appeal Law Journal. She was the proud recipient of a number of awards, including the Law Foundation of British Columbia’s Public Interest Award, and the coveted University of Victoria’s Ann Roberts Humanitarian Award. Present day, Bronwen enjoys  volunteering with Access Pro Bono Society of British Columbia, and sits on the Executive of the CBABC Women Lawyers Forum.

When not practicing law, you can find Bronwen enjoying local restaurants and exploring the outdoors. She is also a lover of animals, and in particular her two cats, Pancake and Sammy.

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Education

J.D. University of Victoria, 2018

B.A. (Health and Community Services), University of Victoria, 2014

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

Called to the Alberta Bar in 2021

Called to the British Columbia Bar in 2019

Member of the Canadian Bar Association

Member of the Law Society of British Columbia

Member and volunteer of the Women Lawyers Forum