Kate Boyle

Kate represents plaintiffs in provincial and national class actions involving pharmaceutical and product liability, toxic substances, sexual misconduct and discrimination, institutional abuse, privacy breaches, aviation accidents, the COVID-19 response in long-term care, contaminated medical marijuana, Crown liability, and environmental contamination and catastrophes.

Kate has experience in complex litigation and has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada, Supreme Court of Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador, Court of Appeal of Newfoundland and Labrador, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, the Federal Court of Canada, and Court of Queen’s Bench of New Brunswick.

She has also acted as counsel to seriously injured victims of medical negligence across the Maritimes, having birth trauma jury trial experience before the Nova Scotia Supreme Court.

Born and raised in Halifax, Kate obtained her law degree from the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie University (2015). She was on the Dean’s List and received a Schulich Scholarship for academic merit and community involvement (2012), a Schulich Internship Grant (2013), and was a student clerk at the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal (2014). She researched for various professors at Dalhousie and has volunteered as a Peer Mentor and Tutor. She has also volunteered with refugee and ESL organizations, providing legal work, Spanish translation services and language lessons to new Canadians. Kate started her legal career clerking for the Honourable Justice Michael Manson of the Federal Court of Canada.

Kate is an avid traveler, and has lived, studied, worked and volunteered internationally. She loves, among many things, the outdoors, the beach, bicycling, and art and design.

Bar Admissions

  • Ontario, 2016
  • Nova Scotia, 2016

Professional Memberships

  • Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society
  • Law Society of Ontario
  • Atlantic Provinces Trial Lawyers Association
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice

Professional Qualifications

Juris Doctor, Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, 2015

  • Dean’s List, 2013-2015
  • Student Clerkship Program, Nova Scotia Court of Appeal, 2014
  • Schulich Internship Grant Recipient, 2013
  • Schulich Scholarship for Academic Merit and Community Involvement, 2012

Bachelor of Science, Double-Major in Neuroscience and Spanish, Dalhousie University, 2010

  • Dean’s List, 2006-2010
  • Graduated with recognition of distinction


  • Kate Boyle and Nicholas Hooper, “The Unworkability of the Workable Metholodgy Standard” The Canadian Class Action Review, Vol 16, No. 2, 2020-2021.
  • Kate Boyle, “Advantages of Class Actions for Historical Sexual Abuse Cases” The Lawyer’s Daily, LexisNexis Canada, May 5, 2020