Personal Injuries


B.A. (Criminology), Simon Fraser University, 1994

LL.B. (Bachelor of Laws), UBC, 1997

Prior to going to UBC Law School, Ms. Barkwell-Blake completed her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology at Simon Fraser University.

Ms. Barkwell-Blake earned her Bachelor of Laws from UBC and then articled with Howard Smith & Company in 2000. During her Articles, she spent most of her time doing Criminal Law work for her principal, Howard Smith who is both a personal injuries lawyer and criminal defence counsel.

After Ms. Barkwell-Blake was called to the British Columbia Bar on March 23, 2001, she practiced law for Howard Smith & Company primarily doing Personal Injury civil plaintiff’s work until the end of 2004.

From 2005 until 2014, Ms. Barkwell-Blake focused on her family.

Ms. Barkwell-Blake has now returned to the legal field, working in a legal assistant capacity until the Law Society of British Columbia re-admits her as a Lawyer once again. In the meantime, she works closely with Howard Smith and the other Lawyers in this law firm exclusively in the field of personal injuries.

Ms. Barkwell-Blake prides herself in educating our clients about personal injury claims and ensuring their experience is as stress-free as possible.

Ms. Barkwell-Blake looks forward to meeting you and working with you personally.