Tamsin Miley

· internationally qualified lawyer
· extensive knowledge and experience in the area of intellectual property (IP) and the creation of IP in the context of research
· worked with universities in Australia, BC and Alberta to create environments in which research can flourish
· called to the Bar of British Columbia in 2009
· formed Miley Law to offer public and private sector research organisations in Canada an experienced source of practical, strategic legal advice on research-related issues.

Representative work since 2000 has included:

· legal and strategic advice on research-related operations
· policy development to foster research
· advice on intellectual property issues relevant to research
· preparation and negotiation of a broad variety of research agreements for large universities
· evaluation of insurance and administrative arrangements for the conduct of clinical trials
· training and research services to support university and hospital-based researchers
· external and internal advocacy for research interests
· advice on administration of research ethics
· providing a regulatory compliance and risk management review for a BC university with emerging interests in research.


Creative approach to problem-solving

· member of the Provincial-University Working Group, designed to strengthen research relationships by streamlining the process of negotiating research agreements
· initiated an Australian workshop to explore common concerns in research contracting, now an annual training session organised by the Australasian Research Management Society.



Professional standing

Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of British Columbia
Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of New South Wales
Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales


Professional Specialization Certificate in International Intellectual Property Law
University of Victoria 2003
MA Oxford University 1994
Law Society Common Professional and Final Examinations
The College of Law, Chester 1987
BA Hons (Modern History)
Oxford University 1985


Canadian Bar Association
The Law Society of British Columbia
Canadian Association of University Research Administrators (CAURA)
Intellectual Property Institute of Canada (IPIC)
Society of Canadian Women in Science and Technology (SCWIST)
The Law Society (England & Wales)
Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (Associate Member)