On November 8, 2013, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced that the Honourable Christopher Hinkson, a judge of the BC Court of Appeal, has been appointed the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of BC.
He replaces Mr. Justice Robert Bauman, who was appointed the Chief Justice of BC on June 7, 2013.
Mr. Justice Hinkson obtained his Bachelor of Laws from UBC in 1975. He was called to the BC Bar in 1976 and subsequently practiced law with Harper Grey LLP from 1976 until 2007. His practice included medical malpractice, personal injury, professional negligence, commercial litigation, human rights litigation and administrative law. Mr. Justice Hinkson was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1990.
Mr. Justice Hinkson was appointed to the BC Supreme Court in 2007 and to the Court of Appeal in 2010. His appointment is effective as of November 8.