Lawyer, Partner - Montréal
Vikki is a partner in the Montréal office of Langlois lawyers. She specializes in litigation and alternative dispute resolution. She has advised and represented clients in a range of matters, including in connection with insurance and construction law, contractual, civil, professional and environmental liability, and class actions.
Vikki has acted as counsel before the Court of Québec, the Quebec Superior Court and Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada, as well as before arbitration tribunals and mediators in cases involving insurance coverage, contract enforcement, injunctive relief, confidentiality measures, engineers’ liability, class action authorization and the enforcement and annulment of arbitration agreements and awards.
She carries on her practice in both English and French.
B.C.L. and LL.B., McGill University (with distinction), 1998
Rankings & Recognitions
Areas of Practice
- Class Actions
- Commercial Litigation
- Construction Insurance
- Construction Law
- Construction Litigation
- Directors & Officers Liability
- Disciplinary and Professional Law
- Drafting and Interpretation of Insurance Policies
- General Liability
- Insurance Litigation
- Litigation and Dispute Resolution
- Professional Liability
- Property Insurance
Defending an excess insurer against multiple coverage claims stemming from alleged professional liability of its insured for latent defects.
Successfully defended an insurer against a preliminary motion to compel the defence of its insured.
Successfully defended an engineer against a claim for alleged structural defects.
Regularly advising and defending insurers on coverage issues.
Regularly advising and defending professionals with respect to allegations of liability.
Representing clients against personal injury claims in Quebec and Ontario.
2019 – Panellist, « L’Art du contre-interrogatoire – Préparation au contre-interrogatoire & sujets avancés » (The Art of Cross-Examination – Cross-Examination Preparation and Advanced Topics) presentation for the Advocates’ Society, April 12, 2019.
2019 – Speaker, “Limitation of Liability Clauses in Quebec : Safe Harbour or False Hope?”, Canadian Bar Association, February 28, 2019.
2019 – Speaker, “L’hypothèque légale de la construction au Québec et en Ontario : comment la substituer?” (The legal construction hypothec in Quebec and Ontario: how to substitute one for the other?), joint presentation with Marie-Claude Carrier and Stéphanie Fortier-Dumais, to the annual convention of the Quebec General Contractors Association (CEGQ), February 20 to 22, 2019.
2009 – Speaker, ‟Le déroulement de l’arbitrage : quelques principes fondamentaux” (The Conduct of an Arbitration: Some Fundamental Principles), Les Éditions Yvon Blais
2007 – Speaker, ‟Recueillir de la preuve à l’étranger – Lettres rogatoires reçues au Québec et commissions rogatoires à l’étranger” (Gathering evidence abroad – Letters rogatory received in Quebec and rogatory commissions abroad), Canadian Bar Association
2007 – Speaker, ‟Les ordonnances de confidentialité de type consultation réservée aux avocats” (Attorneys’ Eyes Only Confidentiality Orders), Canadian Bar Association
Since 2019 – Member of the Ethics and professionalism of lawyers Committee of the Bar of Montreal
2018-2019 – Member of the Comité Révision des plaintes (Complaint Revision Committee) of the Quebec Bar
2018-2019 – Lecturer on International Arbitration, Quebec Bar School
2018 – Lecturer on Liability, Quebec Bar School
Since 2019 – International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR) Canada, member of the Panel of Arbitrators
Since 2018 – Certified by the Quebec Ministry of Justice as a mediator in small claims court proceedings
Since 2018 – Member of PLUS (Professional Liability Underwriting Society)
Since 2018 – Certified mediator, Institut de médiation et d’arbitrage du Québec (IMAQ)
Since 2017 – Member of the Canadian Bar Association’s Supreme Court of Canada Liaison Subcommittee
Since 2007 – Member of the Canadian Bar Association’s Research and Knowledge management executive (Quebec Branch)