Leah McKenzie-Brown has diverse areas of practice, which give her a unique perspective on complex issues facing her clients. Leah provides legal services in estate planning, business purchases and sales, lease negotiations, tenancy and strata law as well as civil litigation.

As a strata property lawyer, Leah assists strata councils and individuals with disputes that arise under the Strata Property Act and its numerous interconnected pieces of legislation. She assists councils with debt collection, strata property liens, enforcement of bylaws, and helps both councils and owners with governance issues and other strata property disputes.

As both a solicitor and a litigator, Leah is an effective advocate whether before the Supreme Court of British Columbia or an administrative tribunal, such as the Civil Resolution Tribunal – a tribunal that continues to extend its jurisdiction and relevance in the province. She also defends ICBC motor vehicle claims and can assist landlords and tenants negotiating the Residential Tenancy Branch.

Leah strives toward the best possible outcome for her clients. She enjoys diversity in her practice and working creatively and strategically toward the right answer in a given situation.

Leah previously owned her own law firm in Lake Country, McKenzie-Brown Law, before moving to practice strata law in Nanaimo and Vancouver. She is thrilled to provide legal services to the Okanagan once again with Martin Estate and Injury Law.

Reported Decision Highlights:

Successfully represented a Strata Corporation that applied to have an unauthorized Civil Resolution Tribunal order made in its name set aside prior the hearing of the main relief in a judicial review proceeding. Leah also succeeded in obtaining special costs in favour of the Strata Corporation against a non-party owner.

Louis v. Civil Resolution Tribunal, 2020 BCSC 2061

Education

University of Victoria Law School (LL.B)

University of Toronto (B.A.)