V. Victoria Shroff Recognized with Kings’ Counsel, in British Columbia for her pioneering work in animal law


December 15, 2023

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V. Victoria Shroff is humbled and grateful to be appointed K.C., King’s Counsel, for her contributions to the legal profession.  Being recognized with the KC designation is a tremendous honour and milestone for Shroff personally and for the practice of animal law.  She is likely the 1st animal law lawyer to receive this appointment. Only 7% of practicing B.C. lawyers can be awarded the King’s counsel designation at any time. Shroff is the second lawyer in her family to be appointed KC following her father’s appointment some 25 years ago.


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BC’s Attorney General, Niki Sharma, KC: “The King’s counsel designation serves as a testament to the exceptional dedication and contributions these lawyers have made to our legal landscape,” said Niki Sharma, KC, Attorney General. “It signifies an elevated standing among peers and clients, showcasing their unwavering commitment to unparalleled service and expertise. I’m honoured to recognize this esteemed group for their invaluable impact on our community, and on the B.C. justice system.” https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2023AG0071-001963

Veeda Victoria Shroff (1997) is widely considered to be a pioneer in animal law in B.C. and one of Canada’s first animal lawyers. She is currently an adjunct professor of animal law at UBC Allard School of Law, a faculty member and the creator of an animal law course for paralegals at Capilano University, and an appointed associate Fellow of the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics. She also volunteers at Canada’s first pro bono animal law clinic at the Law Students’ Legal Advice Program. Shroff is the author of the Canadian Animal Law textbook and lectures worldwide on animal law.