Victoria L. Rees, K.C.

With over 30 years’ experience in all aspects of professional regulation, Victoria is a recognized leader in this field locally, nationally and internationally.

Working from our Pink Larkin office in Halifax, Victoria brings to our clients her significant experience in professional regulation complaints resolution and investigation, administrative law principles, investigator and adjudicator training, alternate dispute resolution, ethics guidance, and regulatory reform.

Victoria is a leader in developing and incorporating best practices in governance, self-regulation and ethical infrastructures to support competent and ethical practices. She has authored numerous papers on these topics, and is a regular presenter at national and international conferences of legal and other professional regulators on subjects ranging from regulatory risk identification and management, restorative approaches to complaints handling, best practices in adjudication, and adopting proactive and principled approaches to regulation.

Victoria obtained her Certified Association Executive certification over 20 years ago, and served as Chair of the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE) Nova Scotia Chapter, as well as on the National CSAE Board. She is a recipient of two CSAE Awards of Excellence, including the Banff Centre for Management Award for Excellence in Association Leadership. She was also a Board member for Envision Halifax, a NFP dedicated to community development and bridge building.

A member of the Nova Scotia Bar since 1988, Victoria was awarded her Queen’s Counsel designation in 2020, in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the legal profession, the public and our community. 

Year of Call
Nova Scotia, 1988

Law School
LL.B., Dalhousie University, 1987

B.A. (history, political science), Dalhousie University, 1984
Canadian Society of Association Executives - Certified Association Executive – 2002
Banff Centre for Leadership – March 2003

Professional Regulation
Workplace Investigations