Ludmila is a partner at Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP, practising in the areas of corporate-commercial litigation, commercial arbitration and regulatory law. Ludmila has represented clients before all levels of court in British Columbia, the Supreme Court of Canada, arbitration tribunals and various administrative tribunals.
Ludmila is one of the two co-authors of Commercial Arbitration in Canada: Domestic and International Arbitrations, a leading text on arbitration law that has been cited by trial and appellate courts across Canada. She is the assistant editor of the Advocate, a legal journal circulated to all lawyers in British Columbia with a readership throughout the Commonwealth, and also frequently contributes content to that publication. Ms. Herbst often presents at legal conferences and seminars, and has done so at events organized by, among others, the Canadian Bar Association, the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, the ADR Institute of Canada, the Western Canada Commercial Arbitration Society and the Canadian Property Tax Association. She has also taught as an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia. She sits on the Attorney General’s advisory group on legislative reform and promotion of arbitration in British Columbia.
Ludmila has received many accolades. Ludmila was named female litigator of the year for British Columbia by the 2013 Benchmark Canada Litigation Guide and has repeatedly been named as a Litigation Star. She is recognized as one of Benchmark’s Top 25 Women in Litigation in Canada. She is recognized in the annual Best Lawyers Directory as a leading corporate and commercial litigator. In 2010, Lexpert named Ludmila as one of Canada’s 40 Leading Lawyers under 40. She graduated as the Law Society Gold Medallist from the University of British Columbia.