Katharine E. Hennebery Associate


“I pride myself on being the best advocate I can be for my clients, while still being approachable and ensuring my clients are comfortable and informed at every stage of the legal process.”

Katharine is an Associate in our Personal Injury and Family Law Groups. She has experience conducting all aspects of a personal injury and family law files, including examinations for discovery, mediation and settlement negotiations, drafting separation, marriage, and cohabitation agreements, preparing for and attending complex chamber applications, and preparing for and attending trials. Katharine has appeared at both the Provincial and Supreme Courts of British Columbia for both family and personal injury matters.

Before joining Watson Goepel, Katharine worked at a boutique corporate commercial litigation firm, where she gained experience working on interesting commercial disputes, as well as working on family law files, with a focus on complex asset and property division. Prior to that, she worked for three years in personal injury law, with a primary focus on plaintiff motor vehicle accident cases, and articled and worked at a family law firm in New Westminster.

She completed her Juris Doctor at the University of Manitoba in 2014 and was called to the British Columbia Bar in 2015.

In her spare time, Katharine enjoys running, taking her dog Monty for long walks, and spending time with her family on Mayne Island, where she was born and raised.


J.D., University of Manitoba, 2014
B.A., University of British Columbia, 2010


British Columbia, 2015

Professional and Community Affiliations

  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association

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11 July 2023


Is your Ex Entitled to your Personal Injury Settlement?

It is an unfortunate reality that divorce, or a relationship breakdown, can occur when someone is going through personal injury litigation. The stress of being injured in an accident and missing work can often cause strain and tension in a relationship. In such cases, clients often wonder if their upcoming settlement will need to be…

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What Is Automatism? And Can It “Justify” Violent Criminal Behaviour in Canada?

This article is part of a series of educational blog posts created by a team of Watson Goepel women lawyers in light of International Women’s Day 2023, to empower, celebrate, and encourage women in Canada.   In May 2022, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) released two concurrent judgments for two cases dealing with circumstances where the accused was…

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