Alison Murray graduated from the University of British Columbia Faculty of Law in 1982 and has practiced law since her call to the bar in 1983. Alison started her legal career at Davis & Company and then joined Lawson Lundell, becoming a partner in that firm in 1990. In 1993, Alison started the firm Dickson Murray with her then partner Gail Dickson, QC and since 2007 has continued the practice in partnership with Karen Jamieson under the firm’s current name, Murray Jamieson.
Alison practices in the area of general litigation with an emphasis on insurance defence including disability and life insurance claims, personal injury, professional negligence and class actions. Alison is extremely active in the legal community and has, since 1999, been on the Editorial Advisory Board to the British Columbia Motor Vehicle Accident Practice Manual (known as the bible for personal injury litigators in B.C.) and is a contributing author to the Continuing Legal Education publication, Civil Trial Handbook. In addition, Alison is a frequent speaker on a broad variety of topics of interest to civil litigators through such organizations as Continuing Legal Education, Canadian Defence Lawyers Association, Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, Insight and as a guest lecturer at UBC Law School. In November 2015, Alison was awarded the Leader in Learning Award from Continuing Legal Education, an award given out every two years in recognition of extraordinary contributions to the enhancement of learning in the legal community. http://www.cle.bc.ca/News/News_Archive/15-clebc-honours-leader-in-learning-alison-murray.html Alison was also recognized by CLEBC in July 2016 as one of their most prolific volunteers. http://www.cle.bc.ca/News/News_Archive/16-most-prolific-contributors.html
Alison has a wealth of trial and appellate court experience and a proven track record achieving favourable resolutions for her clients through mediation. In January 2009, Alison’s excellence as counsel and contribution to the legal profession was recognized by an appointment as Queen’s Counsel. The appointment is made on the recommendation of the Attorney General after consultation with the Judiciary, the Law Society and the profession. Alison’s skill in the area of personal injury litigation has been recognized by inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada since 2012. The Best Lawyers in Canada is the most respected referral list in the legal profession and is based on an exhaustive peer review survey in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their peers. Alison was named the Best Lawyers’ 2018 Vancouver Personal Injury Litigation “Lawyer of the Year”. Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community is honored as “Lawyer of the Year”.