Katherine Hensel

Hensel Barristers

160 John St, Suite 300
Toronto, ON M5V 2E5
Phone: (416) 966-0404
Fax: (416) 966-2999
E-mail: katherine@henselbarristers.com

Katherine Hensel is the principal lawyer with Hensel Barristers. Her firm represents First Nations and their members, as well as Indigenous organizations in a variety of litigation proceedings, including civil litigation, public inquiries, Coroner’s Inquests, child welfare trials and appeals, human rights complaints, judicial reviews, treaty and Indigenous rights disputes. They were counsel to the Native Women’s Association of Canada at the Missing and Murdered Women Inquiry, in British Columbia (until the withdrawal of the Association from the proceedings), and are litigation counsel to Attawapiskat First Nation (on an application for judicial review re third party management), the Saskatchewan Indian Gaming Authority (in a claim for civil fraud), the Chippewas of Saugeen First Nation (on all child welfare proceedings involving that First Nation’s members), and a number of other First Nations and Indigenous organizations in litigation proceedings.Katherine was Assistant Commission Counsel to the Ipperwash Inquiry.She is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Law.  She has served as Vice President of the Indigenous Bar Association and on the Board of the Women’s Legal Education and Education Fund (“LEAF”). Katherine is Secwepemc.

Year Called to the Bar:2003 (ON)
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