Jane Shackell, QC

Class of 1983-1984

Jane Shackell graduated from the law school at UBC with the LLB class of 1984. She currently works as a Partner at the Vancouver office of Miller Thomson LLP (“Miller Thomson”). With over 30 years of experience in business law, Shackell’s legal practice ranges from issues surrounding mergers and acquisitions to the complexities of franchising. Appointed as a Queen’s counsel in 1999, Shackell is a leading name in business law.

Called to the BC Bar in 1985, Shackell’s legal career includes an impressive array of accolades and experiences. She was a founding member and director of West Coast LEAF—a leading non-profit organization focused on the fight for gender equality in Canada’s justice system. After four consecutive terms as a Bencher, Shackell was named a Life Bencher with the Law Society of British Columbia. Furthermore, Shackell is a Chartered Arbitrator and previously served as a member of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal and the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal.

Outside of her legal practice, Shackell is well-regarded for her continuous involvement in corporate governance. She served as Chair for the Board of Governors at Capilano University from 2013 to 2014 and continues to serve as an Advisory Board Member for the Granville Island Trust after working with the organization for over 15 years.

Shackell also gives back to her alma mater, having served as an instructor on ethics and responsibility at UBC. Additionally, she is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the Law Society of British Columbia, and the ADR Institute of Canada.