Farris LLP: Vancouver's Law Firm

Ludmila B. Herbst, Q.C.


Telephone: 604 661 1722

Facsimile: 604 661 9349

Email: lherbst@farris.com

Assistant: Tarryn Winkler

Telephone: 604 684 9151 x423

Email: twinkler@farris.com

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Ludmila is a litigator whose practice includes corporate, commercial, resource-related and constitutional cases.  Ludmila has represented clients before all levels of court in British Columbia, the Supreme Court of Canada, arbitration tribunals and administrative tribunals including the British Columbia Utilities Commission and the Property Assessment Appeal Board.

Ludmila was named female litigator of the year for British Columbia by the 2013 Benchmark Canada Litigation Guide and has repeatedly been named as a Litigation Star in the fields of Arbitration and Class Action.  She is recognized in the annual Best Lawyers Directory as a leading corporate and commercial litigator.  In 2010, Lexpert named Ludmila as one of Canada’s 40 Leading Lawyers under 40.  Lexpert has also named her a cross-border litigation lawyer to watch.

Ludmila joined Farris in 1998 after graduating as the Law Society Gold Medallist from the University of British Columbia.  She frequently presents at conferences and publishes on issues pertaining to her practice. She is one of the two co-authors of Commercial Arbitration in Canada: Domestic and International Arbitrations, a leading text on arbitration law that has been cited by trial and appellate courts across Canada. Ludmila is the assistant editor of, and a contributor to, the Advocate, a legal journal circulated to all lawyers in British Columbia with a readership throughout the Commonwealth. She is on the editorial board of, and contributes to, a text on British Columbia Business Disputes, which won an Outstanding Achievement award from the Association for Continuing Legal Education.  She has written for numerous other publications on topics including commercial arbitration, civil procedure, evidence, the sale of goods, and women’s legal history. 


  • University of British Columbia (LL.B., 1998) - Gold Medallist
  • University of British Columbia (M.A., Pol. Sci, 1995)
  • University of British Columbia (B.A., Pol. Sci with International Relations (Hons.), Pol. Sci., 1994)


  • Queen's Counsel (2015)
  • Chambers Canada Ranked Lawyer (2019)
  • Lexpert Leading Lawyers in Canada (2019)
  • The Best Lawyers in Canada (2011-2019)
  • Benchmark Canada (2012-2017)
  • Lexpert: Leading Lawyers Under 40 (2010)
  • Martindale-Hubbell Ranking (BV)
  • Called to the British Columbia Bar (1999)