Denise McCabe


Denise McCabe received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Victoria in 1993, and her Bachelor of Laws degree from Dalhousie University in 1996. She practised in a large Vancouver firm before joining Fulton & Company LLP in 2000, first as an associate, and later as a partner and chair of the firm’s Local Government Practice Group.

Denise now practices as the firm’s senior advisory counsel, and provides legal consultation services on complex local government files. Denise has extensive experience advising local governments in all areas of operations and governance. She is also a registered trade-mark agent, and applies her specialized training to meet our public and private clients’ unique needs in matters of technology development, acquisition, transfer, protection and licensing of trade- marks, official marks, copyright and patents.

  • 300-350 Lansdowne St.
    Kamloops, BC
    V2C 1Y1
    Tel: 250.372.5542


    • Member, Law Society of British Columbia (1997)


    • Bachelor of Laws 1996),Dalhousie University
    • Bachelor of Arts (1993), University of Victoria Registered Trade-mark Agent


    Denise is regularly involved with the following specific types of transactions:

    • providing advice to a wide range of local governments in all areas of municipal governance and policy development, including governance, legislative powers, corporate powers, emergency powers, financial management and taxation issues
    • assisting local governments with inter-governmental negotiations, including First Nations engagement
    • establishment and operation of municipal corporations, partnering agreements and inter-governmental servicing agreements
    • local government strategic planning and policy development
    • procurement issues
    • development, planning and land use matters
    • bylaw interpretation, drafting, enactment, application and enforcement
    • conflicts of interest, defamation and other local government conduct issues
    • information and privacy issues, including the development of policies and procedures
    • regularly assisting local governments with the development, commercialization, protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights, including trade-marks, official marks, copyright and patents
    • acted as lead counsel for a crown corporation pertaining to the planning, development and implementation of an online service delivery program, including negotiations with various stakeholders and service providers, preparation and management of procurement documents, preparation of service agreements, technology agreements and financial agreements and the protection of intellectual property assets


    • Member, Law Society of British Columbia
    • Member, Canadian Bar Association
    • Member, Kamloops Bar Association
    • Adjunct Professor of Law, Thompson Rivers Law School
    • Chair, Thompson Rivers University Law School Advisory Committee
    • Member, Canadian Intellectual Property Institute
    • Affiliate Member, Local Government Management Association of British Columbia
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