Kathryn Gregory QC

Part-time Instructor

Law, Faculty of


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Research interests

  • the role of the attorney general
  • prosecutorial discretion
  • the rule of law


Kathryn graduated from UNB in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours English and Philosophy). In 1990 she received a Master of Arts (Legal Philosophy) from Queen’s University, and in 1994 she received a Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School. She was admitted to both the New Brunswick Bar and the Ontario Bar in 1996.

Kathryn began her legal career as an associate lawyer practising with Fredericton law firm Athey, Gregory & Dickson. She was with the firm for seven years before being named Crown Prosecutor, Specialized Prosecutions, Public Prosecutions Branch for the Office of the Attorney General in 2003. In 2014 she moved into the role of Appeals and Education Counsel, Specialized Prosecutions, Public Prosecutions Branch, Office of the Attorney General. In 2017, Kathryn was made Queen’s Counsel in recognition of her service to the legal profession. She has been counsel in hundreds of appeals at the New Brunswick Court of Appeal and numerous times at the Supreme Court of Canada.

Kathryn participates in a variety of special projects and training opportunities beyond the courtroom. She has served as a panelist for the CBA-NB Branch (2018, 2019) and the National Judicial Institute, Criminal Law Conference (2016, 2017). She has completed courses in Complex Prosecutions (2013), Appellate Advocacy (2011), and Domestic Violence Prosecutions (2003) at the Ontario Crown School. On several occasions, she has been invited as a guest speaker at St. Thomas University Criminology courses. Kathryn served as Chair of the Public Prosecutions Domestic Violence Committee from 2003 to 2010. In 2006, she researched and authored the Blueprint Report for the Establishment of the Domestic Violence Court in Moncton, New Brunswick.

Courses taught

  • Prosecution and Defence of Homicide