Anne Muter

B.Sc. (UBC), LL.M. (UVic), M.Sc. (Oxford)

“Water can flow or it can crash. Be water my friend.” ― Bruce Lee

Water is a problem solver. It finds its way through, around or over things while always remaining agile. Sometimes it floods and sometimes it slowly erodes impediments. Anne is a problem solver too. She likes to look at an issue from many angles, think creatively and generate solutions that meet the specific needs of her client. Her litigation practice is varied, to keep that creativity flowing, but builds on a solid foundation of experience representing clients in court and through alternate dispute resolution mechanisms.

Anne approaches her work in environmental, Aboriginal and professional regulatory law with intensity and drive. She sees every new file as an opportunity to learn: about the client, about the law and about how to move the law forward. At Ng Ariss Fong, Anne represents health regulators in administrative processes, such as registration, investigation and complaint hearings. She also represents health regulators before the BC Supreme Court and the BC Court of Appeal in judicial reviews. She works for First Nation clients pursuing their rights, title and interests through a variety of litigation approaches. She also represents First Nations clients resolving general disputes through mediation or litigation. Her work includes human rights matters, including racial profiling and discrimination issues. She is particularly interested in marine and fresh water legal issues, and is academically and professionally interested in solutions to the complex water issues we face.

Anne has a multidisciplinary educational background. It’s a good week if she gets to use her sciences undergrad, her law degree and master’s experience conducting research as part of her practice. She has particular litigation experience in the areas of professional negligence, commercial disputes, estates and trusts, and employment law. Anne values her ability as part of the Ng Ariss Fong team to take on pro bono matters through Access ProBono.

When Anne isn’t at the office, she is teaching her two young sons to swim, drinking coffee, and … thinking about work.

Recent significant matters include:

College of Midwives of British Columbia v. MaryMoon, 2020 BCCA 224 (CanLII), http://canlii.ca/t/j90z5

Guevara v. Louie, 2020 BCSC 380 (CanLII), http://canlii.ca/t/j5wr2

Abraham v. Health Professions Review Board, 2020 BCSC 250 (unreported)