Kristine Byram

kbyramKristine joined Valkyrie Law in 2016, after nine years of civil litigation practice.  Kristine has a particular interest in Municipal Law, Employment Law, and Human Rights Law.  She has acted as defence counsel representing municipalities, and has experience in a range of litigation areas, including:

Human Rights claims; employment matters, including wrongful dismissal, constructive dismissal claims, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements; labour arbitration, including disciplinary matters and labour-related injunctions.  Her experience includes dealing with slip/trip and falls; public works maintenance; defence of police officers and departments; road, lighting, signage and signal maintenance; contract disputes; subrogation claims; recreation centre and other public facilities liability; occupier’s liability and nuisance claims.

Kristine has represented clients in both the private and public sectors on an array of litigation matters.  Kristine optimizes on a range of adversarial and non-adversarial means, customizing her approach based on the facts of the dispute and the parties involved.  She has a particular interest in mediation as a dispute resolution method.

Kristine was born in Port Alberni, BC and moved to Victoria, BC during her childhood.  She has lived in the Unites States and Poland, and has a breadth of knowledge through her extensive international experiences.