Prominent First Nations Lawyer Joins Fogler, Rubinoff LLP

July 1, 2021


We are pleased to announce that Hensel Barristers and Fogler, Rubinoff LLP will be practising in association commencing July 1, 2021 and merging by January 2022. Hensel Barristers has an established reputation of working with Indigenous peoples across Canada to advance and protect their Indigenous rights, cultures, territories and laws.

Katherine Hensel, the founder and principal lawyer at Hensel Barristers, is a seasoned litigator and consistently recommended lawyer in the 2021 Canadian Legal LEXPERT™ Directory in Indigenous Law. A citizen of the Secwepemc Nation, Katherine has built a diverse practice providing advice and acting in disputes concerning the assertion of Indigenous and treaty rights, the duty to consult, commercial matters, public inquiries (including British Columbia’s Missing and Murdered Women’s Inquiry, as counsel for the Native Women’s Association of Canada), child welfare matters, and select criminal cases. Katherine is the recipient of a number of awards for her innovative and passionate advocacy for human rights and the advancement of social justice, including the Minaake Award for Human Rights and Advocacy from the Native Women’s Resource Centre and the Arleen Goss Young Advocates Award from the Advocates Society.

Joining Foglers with Katherine will be associates Ruth Ambros and Lauren Winkler. Together, they will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience acting for Indigenous peoples.

“The merger of Hensel Barristers with Foglers brings added depth and expertise to our Indigenous Law practice,” says Gary Kissack, Chair, Indigenous Law Group. “Katherine and her team will become integral members of our firm’s Indigenous Law Group and key contributors to our team’s continued growth and success acting on behalf of Indigenous peoples across Canada.”

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