The Honourable Chief Justice Christopher E. Hinkson

Class of 1974-1975

On November 8, 2013, the Honourable Justice Christopher Hinkson was sworn in as the sixteenth Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of British Columbia. His appointment was universally well received by the court, the bar and the public…

Born on December 15, 1951, Chris obtained his LL.B. from UBC in 1975. He articled at Guild Yule before practising as a civil litigator for 31 years at Harper Grey. In 1990 he was appointed Queen's Counsel, and in 2007 he became a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He was a true barrister, appearing in almost 200 trials, about 100 appeals in British Columbia and 14 appeals in Ottawa. He was perhaps best known as counsel for defending physicians in medical malpractice claims, but Chris tried a remarkably broad range of cases…

For more, read Profile of Chief Justice Hinkson from The Advocate, 72 (2014).