Susan Precious is a Partner at Branch MacMaster. She practices civil litigation, administrative law and constitutional law for clients in the health, insurance, policing, class action and privacy contexts.

Susan acts for health professionals and health profession colleges in matters dealing with hospital privileges, medical malpractice, College registration, investigation and discipline, scope of practice, and privacy. She acts as independent legal counsel to administrative tribunals. She has also advised private individuals in relation to out of country medical claims and medical clinics in relation to assisted reproduction legal issues. As liability defence counsel, Susan has acted in a variety of personal injury and property damage disputes. Susan advises clients on constitutional issues, particularly in the policing context. She has also acted for plaintiffs and defendants in class actions.

Susan has represented clients before all levels of court as well as before many administrative tribunals including the Health Professions Review Board, the Hospital Appeal Board, the Medical Services Commission, the BC Human Rights Tribunal, the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner of BC, and at the Coroner’s Inquest.

Prior to joining Branch MacMaster in 2007, Susan worked at Stewart McKelvey in Halifax. She also worked in South Africa for three years as the program manager of the AIDS and Human Rights Research Unit at the University of Pretoria, Faculty of Law, and as part of the strategic litigation team at Lawyers for Human Rights.

Susan is fluent in French.


  • LL.M. Public International Law, London School of Economics, UK (2002)
  • LL.B. Dalhousie University (2001)
  • M.A. History, Queens University (1998)
  • B.A. Honours History and Political Studies, Mount Allison University (1997)

Professional Memberships and Activities

  • Member of Executive Committee of Canadian Bar Association (BC) Health Law Subsection
  • Admitted to British Columbia Bar, 2007
  • Admitted to Nova Scotia Barristers Society, 2004
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Medical Legal Society of B.C.


Volunteer and Community Work

  • Susan volunteers her time with the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association

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