Michael  J. O'Connor, Queens Counsel Michael R. Mark, LLB personal injury, ICBC injury settlements, medical malpractice  lawyer Charlotte Salomon, QC, practice focus on wills, estates, probate and personal injury , ICBC settlements lawyer Dirk Ryneveld, QC  A significant portion of his practice is also dedicated to medical malpractice and ICBC claim-related accidents. Devon M.L. Black, Devon’s areas of practice include general civil litigation, wills and estates, and family law. Jessica Kliman,  Jessica enjoys the firm’s varied areas of practice and has a particular interest in civil litigation. http://www.mcbop.com/personal-injury/ Click to Lorenzo Oss-Cech web profile on HOM-Law.com Click to Barri Marlatt, web profile on HOM-Law.com Click to Misty Hillard, web profile at HOM-Law.com Click to web profile of Dana Quantz, litigation, personal injury lawyer at HOM-Law.com

Victoria, BC Canada | Civil Litigation  | Class Action Suits  | Leaky Condo Strata Law  | Conveyance - Real Estate Law  | Chinese Mandarin & Cantonese Speakers  | Italian Spanish French SpeakersIntellectual Property / Technology Law  | Patents & Trade Mark Agents  | Victoria Court Services  | Small Business & Employment Law  | Canada Immigration  | Personal Injury - ICBC Claims  | Full Service  | Wills Trusts & Estates  | Family Law Lawyers & Mediators | Victoria BC Canada

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Victoria Civil Litigation and Personal Injury Lawyer, Michael Mark - CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION

Michael Mark, LLB

·  Personal Injury

·  ICBC Injury Claims

·  Wills Disputes

· Commercial Tax CRA Criminal Charges

·  Civil Litigation






bc leaky condo with green building shroud under repairs in Victoria - CLICK FOR CLASS ACTION LAWYERS











































Mandarin & Cantonese Speaking Lawyer Portia Tang

Portia Tang, downtown Victoria lawyer (near Chinatown) speaks Mandarin/Cantonese/Hoisin dialects to assist cliients in a general law practice - CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION






























Jenifer Chilcott, experienced technology business lawyer with   work experience in ASIA

Jenifer A. Chilcott,
BA, LLB, LLM

Technology Law & International Markets Business Contracts

Victoria  B.C.
Background profile

Trial Lawyers for Personal Injury · Catastrophic Injuries · Brain Injury · Medical Negligence · Car Accident Injuries · ICBC Insurance Claims · Motor Vehicle Claims · Administrative Law

Photo of personal injury, brain injuyr, ICBC settlements,  civil litigation lawyers, top to bottom, Lorenzo Oss-Cech, Barri Marlatt, Misty Hillard, and Dana Quantz

·  Full Service Firm


·  Personal Injury Claims


·  Personal Injury ICBC Settlements


·  Brain Injury Lawyer Services


·  WCB Claims


·  Employment Law


·  Real Estate


·  Corporate Commercial Business Law


·  Intellectual Property / Technology Law IP-IT Law


·  Estates, Wealth Managements, Wills, Powers of Attorney


·  Family Law


Outside Victoria Toll Free:  1-866-887-4878
Hutchison Oss-Cech Marlatt
#1 - 505 Fisgard St.
Victoria, B.C.  Canada V8W 1R3
Phone:  (250) 360-2500
www.HOM-LAW.com



McConnan Bion O'Connor Peterson Law Corporation
Downtown Victoria Landmark Law Firm


Victoria lawyers Pat Bion bMichael O'Connor, QC; Michael Mark in court robes;  Charlotte Salomon, QC; Dirk Reyneveld, QC;  Stewart Johnston;, Jeremy McLean, Devon Black; N. Nima  Rohani;  Jessica Kliman;  Charlotte Salomon in court robes: practice business, realestate, personal injury, and wills estates law

McConnan Bion O'Connor Peterson - Victoria's lawyers for:

Business-Commercial legal services, real estate, wills-estates-incapacity planning, wealth management

and

Civil Litigation, including: personal injury, fair ICBC settlements, brain injuries, medical malpractice, slip and fall.



McConnon Bion O'Conner  lawyers:  photo Charlotte Salomon - partner,   CLICK FOR Personal Injury, ICBC claims disputes, Insurance and Real Estate Development Lawyers - click to website www.mcbop.com in downtown Victoria near the inner harbor

Suite # 420
880 Douglas Street,
Victoria, B.C. Canada  V8W 2B7
Phone  250-385-1383
Toll free:  1-888-385-1383
Web site: www.McBOP.com





Lawyer for Personal Injury ICBC claims, Estate litigation, Wrongful dismissal & Commercial disputes


Victoria Civil Litigation and Personal Injury Lawyer, Michael Mark - CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION

MICHAEL R. MARK,
BA LLB, Barrister & Solicitor


Toll Free  1-888-385-1383

B.A. (UVIC - 1987), LL.B (UVIC - 1990), Admitted to the BC Bar 1991

Michael has practised in Victoria since his admission to the Bar in 1991 and he became a principal at McConnan, Bion, O'Connor & Peterson Law Corporation in January 2000. 

Michael has extensive experience in both civil litigation and in criminal litigation as a former Federal prosecutor in complex tax evasion - Canada Revenu Agency (CRA) prosecutions. 

Michael's preferred areas of practice in civil litigation include personal injury, ICBC claims disputes in catastrophic injury cases, estate litigation / wills disputes, wrongful dismissal (employment law) and commercial disputes.  He is also a past executive member of the Victoria Bar Association.

Michael R. Mark, Barrister & Solicitor

McConnon Bion O'Conner  lawyers:  photo Charlotte Salomon - partner,   CLICK FOR Personal Injury, ICBC claims disputes, Insurance and Real Estate Development Lawyers - click to website www.mcbop.com in downtown Victoria near the inner harbor

McConnan Bion O'Connor & Peterson Law Corp

Suite # 420
880 Douglas Street,
Victoria, B.C. Canada  V8W 2B7

Phone  250-385-1383
Toll free  1-888-385-1383
Email   mmark@mcbop.com

For Estate Litigation: see also Wills Disputes lawyers in Victoria

Web Site: Michael Mark's profile page at McConnan Bion O'Conner & Peterson Law Firm




BUSINESS INCORPORATION, COMMERCIAL LEASES & ESTATE PLANNING-ADMINISTRATION



ALAN JEREMY PETERSON
Business-Commercial Law Lawyer
retired 2013

nb.  The Capital Regional District, CRD, includes the Municipalities of: Central Saanich / Colwood / Esquimalt / Highlands / Langford / Metchosin / North Saanich / Oak Bay / Saanich / Sidney / Sooke / Victoria / View Royal (on southern Vancouver Island) and they in turn ar part of the Electoral Areas of: Juan de Fuca, Southern Gulf Islands, and Salt Spring Island. (see [www.crd.bc.ca/govlink.htm for more information]





Geofrey Simair, Criminal Defense Lawyer at his desk near Downtown Bay Centre in Victoria, BC

GEOF SIMAIR,
Criminal Defense Lawyer


Preferred area of practice:  criminal law

Geof has served criminal defense clients from his offices in the heart of downtown Victoria for over 16 years.

Geofrey D. Simair Law Corporation
204 - 26 Bastion Square
Victoria, BC
V8W 1H9
Phone:  250.385.4500
website: www.simair-law.com
email: geof@simair-law.com

MANHAS MAR & Company

General Law Practice Firm

Photo of Sinclair Mar, LLB - awarded CFAX Community Involvement Recognition for his many activities in the Victoria non-profit sector

Sinclair Mar, BA LLB, barrister & solicitor


  • Experienced civil litigator in the area of e.g. personal injury law

    "We handle all personal injuries claims, whether from a car accident, a slip and fall, or assaults, or other situations."

    " ICBC CLAIMS - CALL US BEFORE YOU SEE ICBC ! "

  • Wills & estates, including power of attorney
  • Canada Immigration Law, has immigration facilitators working with him and the firm to assist clients in Chinese and other languages as well as the application process required by Canada Immigration regulations.
  • Sinclair Mar is well known for his involvement in a number of community based organizations

    "He has been on the board of the Knowledge Network (BC){www.knowledgenetwork.ca , Victoria Dragon Boat Festival Society [www.victoriadragonboat.com], Victoria Chinatown Care Foundation, Victoria Chinese Commerce Association, and the Vancouver Island Memorial Society. He is serving as counsel for the Victoria Hoi Ping Association and the Vancouver Island Memorial Society and People's Memorial Society and Privacy Officer for the two memorial societies.  He has been instrumental in raising funds for various schools in support of music in schools and local youth sports and athletes.  In 2009 he was awarded the CFAX, radio station, Community Leader of the Year Award. [see www.cfax1070.com] " (website 2009.06.13)

Manhas Mar, Lawyers
301 - 830 Shamrock Street
Victoria, BC V8X 2V1
phone:  250.382.5744
Website: ManhasMar.com/home



Sarah N.  Goodman, B.business admin., JD, practices business and general immigration law and employment law, in Victoria with McConnan bion O'Connor Peterson

SARAH N. GOODMAN, BBA JD
Canada Immigration Assistance
Employment Law - Wrongful Dismissal Assistance





Metro Vancouver, Newton, Guilford, Surrey:
Criminal Defense · Spousal Assault · ICBC Personal Injury Lawyer

Dil Gosal, BA, JD, LLM - ICBC and Criminal Defense Lawyer  serves  Newton, Guildfor, Surrey and Metro Vancouver - fluent in Punjabi

DIL  GOSAL

GosalLaw.com

Fair settlements are no accident.  Get the representation you deserve.

My professional recommendation is you need to
S-T-O-P ! !   STOP!!   before engaging the slick professionals at the ICBC Claim Centre. Call D. Gosal & Associates at 604-719-1360 - see our web site information on ICBC disputes www.gosallaw.com/icbc-injury

I offer a FREE 30-minute initial consultation for ICBC injury claims where you are a passenger or otherwise not at fault.  This is the only exception to my Consultation Fee.

Liability & Law

We have recovered over $1,000,000 for our clients from ICBC insured Defendants.  The Insurance Bureau of Canada found that injured people with lawyers received over three times more in settlement dollars than claimants without lawyers!  Yup:  3 X.   ICBC'587 s internal memos I have seen in litigation confirm this.  Having a lawyer will help you get what you justly deserve. I represent you and act on your behalf, not ICBC.  go to www.gosallaw.com/icbc-injury for rest of this article

Contact Information
http://www.gosallaw.com/contact-us
DIL  GOSAL,
Grandview Corners LAW Offices
250, 2411-160th Street,
South Surrey, B.C.
Canada, V3W 3A8
Tel: 604.719.1360
Email : WABCLawyers@aol.com

  photos of 5 personal injury lawyers, Michael O'Connor, QC;  Michael Mark, Senior Partner; Charlotte Salomon, QC; Dirk Reyneveld, QC; Devon Black, Associate Counsel and Jessica Kliman, Associate, working at McConnon Bion O'Connor Peterson, law firm in downtown Victoria, BC CLICK TO THE FIRM WEBSITE

McConnon Bion O'Conner  lawyers:  photo Charlotte Salomon, QC - senior partner,   CLICK FOR Personal Injury, ICBC claims disputes, Insurance and Real Estate Development Lawyers - click to website www.mcbop.com in downtown Victoria near the inner harbor

Personal injury covers a broad range of situations, from:

· automobile accidents,
· slip and fall,
· catastrophic injuries,
· nervous shock


All of these are characterized by some form of wrongful bodily injury to the individual.

If you have been injured in a wrongful manner, whatever the cause, you have the right to seek compensation for that injury e.g. from I.C.B.C. settlements, property insurance, medical negligence claim.


For more information about our services see www.mcbop.com/personal-injury

Or contact:
  · Michael Mark, BA LLB
or
  · Charlotte Salomon, QC

McConnan Bion O'Connor Peterson
Suite # 420
880 Douglas Street,
Victoria, B.C. Canada  V8W 2B7
Phone  250-385-1383
Toll free  1-888-385-1383
www.McBOP.com




Consumer class actions / product liability / contracts misrepresentation - lawyers Bruce Lemer LLB and Felicity Schweitzer, BA LLB LLM in Vancouver, BC click for Lemer and  company, a pioneer based  law firm in the area of Canada's class actions since the 1990s tainted blood products class action and the Red Cross

See Vancouver, BC's www.brucelemer.com/class-actions/overview/




Lorenzo Oss-Cech, BSC LLB senion lawyer handling personal injury cases in Greater Victoria

Lorenzo Oss-Cech, B.Sc. LL.B., Personal Injury Lawyer

Lorenzo is able to serve clients in fluent English, Italian, Spanish and French to assist in:

  • ICBC Personal Injury Settlements
  • Slip & fall
  • Medical negligence
  • Wrongful death
  • Brain & spine injuries

see his full profile at www.hom-law.com/lawyers/lorenzo-g-oss-cech/

Toll Free
1-866-887-4878

#1 - 505 Fisgard St.  Victoria, B.C.  Canada V8W 1R3
Phone:  (250) 360-2500
www.hom-law.com



Lawyers for BC Business Litigation · Executive/Professional Employment Contracts Law · Canada Revenue Agency Complex Evasion Charges


Michael Mark, lawyer for employment law, wrongful dismissal and commercial litigation cases in Victoria BC

McConnan Bion O'Connor & Peterson Law Corp.
Suite # 420,   880 Douglas Street,
Victoria, B.C. Canada V8W 2B7

Toll free:  1-888-385-1383
Web:  www.McBOP.com

See above lawyers profiles at
Lawyers-BC.com Victoria Corporate-Business Lawyers Directory





Victoria Intellectual Property - Technology Law Lawyers

James Hutchison, Hutchison Oss-Cech Marlatt law firms, for intellectual property and technology law  business transactions - CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION see profile and contact information for James Hutchison

· Advising you on strategies and techniques for protecting, managing and selling your intellectual property, whether it is a computer system, a technology-based product or a technology business;

· Revising your employment and contract agreements to ensure the intellectual property your staff creates belongs to you;

· Conducting due diligence with respect to risk assessments of your intellectual property;

GO TO Hutchison Oss-C ech Marlatt www.hom-law.com/practices/intellectual-property-and-technology-law/ for more information on their IT-IP Legal Services

Intellectual Property - Technology Law Services

James Hutchison
Hutchison Oss-Cech Marlatt
#1 - 505 Fisgard Street,
Victoria B.C. V8W 1R3
Canada
Phone: (250) 360-2500
Toll Free Phone: 1-866-887-4878
Email: jsh@hom-law.com
Web site: www.hom-law.com


Doug Thompson, registered patents agent and registered trade mark agent

DOUGLAS B. THOMPSON, Q.C. LLB,
Registered Trademark agent, Registered Patents Agent, Intellectual Property Lawyer


Doug is a partner in the firm, of Thompson Cooper, LLP.  He obtained his law degree from the University of Alberta in 1975.  He was called to the Alberta bar in 1976 and was subsequently called to the British Columbia bar in 1979.

He is a registered trademark agent and a registered patent agent.  Doug began his legal career as a litigator.  His practice then increasingly evolved into a more general intellectual property practice, including an active licensing practice.

Doug also practices with an associated firm in Alberta.


THOMPSON COOPER LLP
Intellectual Property: Registered Trademarks & Patents Agents

Suite 201 - 1007 Fort St.
Victoria, British Columbia,
Canada  V8V 3K5
Phone:  1-250-389-0387
email:  Thompson-Cooper@metrotown.info



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Victoria Technology Law Practice




Jenifer Chilcott, experienced technology business lawyer with work experience in ASIA

JENIFER  A.  CHILCOTT

B.A., LL.B., LL.M.,

Technology · Intellectual Property · Corporate-Commercial Lawyer

Jenifer is a technology lawyer with extensive international experience gained as in-house counsel for some of the world's foremost high technology companies.  Jenifer has particular expertise in the negotiation and drafting of agreements relating to the licensing, sale and protection of intellectual property.

Through her many years of working as in-house counsel for technology companies of all sizes, Jenifer is able to provide her clients with valuable insight into industry best practices relating to the organization of their businesses and the protection of their intellectual property.  Jenifer regularly assists technology companies in creating standard agreements and establishing procedures for managing contracts.

Jenifer also spent a number of years living and practicing law in Asia and the South Pacific, and is able to assist clients who wish to expand their business in those regions.

  • Member, Law Society of British Columbia
    - called 2008
  • Member, Law Society of Upper Canada
    - LL.B. McGill University 1991; called 1993
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
    - LL.M. Cornell University 1994
  • Harvard Law School/MIT - Certificate in Negotiation (1998)
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association

Jenifer A. Chilcott
Farris Vaughan Wills & Murphy LLP

Suite 1100 - 1175 Douglas Street
Victoria, BC
Canada V8W 2E1
Phone:  250.405.1987
Firm profile www.farris.com/farris-lawyers/profile/jenifer-a.-chilcott/



BC Canada Class Action Lawyer
BRUCE LEMER, LLB


Bruce Lemer, known for his work which led to the what became known as the Red Cross Tainted Blood Class Action in Canada and the largest financial settlement at that time as well as his work in other class actions including product liability, professional negligence and medical malpractice

"Bruce ... is experienced in personal injury, medical & professional negligence, commercial, insurance and products-product liability claims and class actions.  He was plaintiffs' co-counsel in British Columbia's largest class action, on behalf of the individuals infected with Hepatitis C through blood transfusions "

See updates on latest class proceedings certification for plaintiffs against Merrill Lynch at Lawyers-BC.com

Bruce is a former chair of the Insurance Section of the Canadian Bar Association

Bruce Lemer, Lemer & Company
Litigation Counsel

540 - 220 Cambie St. Vancouver BC
Canada  V6B 1M9
Phone: 778-383-7277
Website: BruceLemer.com


Need a Vancouver lawyer for your case?  Personal Injury / Wrongful Dismissal / Employment Law?


Rose Keith, ICBC claims lawyer for brain injuries and catastrophic  injuries, former President of BC Trial Lawers Association click to  www.rosekeith.bc.ca

ROSE KEITH Barrister & Solicitor

Experienced ICBC claims lawyer - representing individuals injured in motor vehicle accidents with a variety of injuries including brain injury, spinal cord injury, chronic pain, psychological injuries and soft tissue injuries. 

Focus is on ensuring full compensation for all losses suffered.

Also experienced with · Wrongful Dismissal & Employment Law · Institutional Sexual Abuse (e.g. native residential schools) · Contractual Disputes · Civil Litigation

In 2007 Ms. Keith served as the President of the BC Trial Lawyers Association.

Read articles by Rose at:


Rose Keith, Barrister & Solicitor
1500 - 1030 West Georgia St.
Vancouver,   BC, Canada    V6E 2Y3
Telephone: (604) 669-2126
Phone Toll Free: 1.888.651.6638
Email:  RKeith@rosekeith.bc.ca
Profile:  more information




NANAIMO LAWYERS DIRECTORY

Central Vancouver Island's small and large law firms.  Offering trusted legal advice and representation across a wide variety of legal subject areas, including: 
Business Law
· Civil Litigation
· Commercial Litigation
· Construction Law
· Criminal Law
· Divorce & Family Law
· Mediation & Arbitration
· Personal Injury / ICBC Claims
· Real Estate Law
· Wills & Estates 

Lawyers & Law Firm Offices in Nanaimo have the experience necessary to serve clients' needs - from routine legal matters to the some of the most complex situations.

There is also a directory of Notaries Public in the City of Nanaimo, Legal Services section. at CityOfNanaimo.com



see other Vancouver Personal Injury Lawyers listings



Class Action Lawyers for Product Liability Claims · Professional-Medical Negligence · Health Law · Health Law · Commercial Insurance · Securities Fraud, Institutional Abuse-Neglect etc. - in Victoria & Vancouver

CLICK TO BRUCELEMER.com to see about medical malpractice and class actions areas

Bruce Lemer barrister and solicitor

Bruce Lemer, known for his work which led to the what became known as the Red Cross Tainted Blood Class Action in Canada and the largest financial settlement at that time as well as his work in other class actions including product liability, professional negligence and medical malpractice

"Bruce ... is experienced in personal injury, professional negligence, commercial, insurance and products-product liability claims and class actions.  He is plaintiffs' co-counsel in British Columbia's largest class action, on behalf of the individuals infected with Hepatitis C through blood transfusions "

Bruce is a former chair of the Insurance Section of the Canadian Bar Association

Bruce Lemer, Lemer & Company
Litigation Counsel

540 - 220 Cambie St. Vancouver BC
Canada  V6B 1M9
Phone: 778-383-7277
Website: BruceLemer.com/class-actions/overview

see profile of Bruce in the Lawyers-BC.com class actions information section
Website:
 *  BruceLemer.com ICBC claims lawyer
 *  BruceLemer.com Class-actions
see profile of Bruce in the Lawyers-BC.com class actions information section



  • Anne Sheane Law Corp.
    Anne Sheane, Diploma in Nursing, LL.B.

    Practice includes:  Health Law, Class Action Litigation, Medical Negligence & Wrongful Death

    Note:  in 2004 -- B.C. Supreme Court, Justice Mary Humphries approved settlement of $15.6 million dollars [from the Province of BC] to about 350 former students abused while at Vancouver's Jericho Hill School for the deaf and blind. [cited in Vancouver Sun Newspaper, Saturday, April 03, 2004 p.B1 - Headline "Abuse victims win $15.6 million Jericho Hill School | Premier lauds courage of deaf and blind students" article by Amy O'Brian, Vancouver Sun newspaper]

    Anne Sheane was one of the two lawyers representing the claimants and ".... has spent the past five years fighting to bring the lawsuit to a successful settlement.... [Sheane] said the lawsuit was unique because the claimants formed their demands and played a large role in finalizing the settlement."

    For an overview of this class action and the background of the steps and appeals right to the Supreme Court of Canada before this case was allowed to be certified as a Class Action in BC see also http://scc.lexum.umontreal.ca/en/2001/2001scc69/2001scc69.html [link update 2007.01.03]
    [2001] 3 S.C.R.  Rumley v. British Columbia  184
    Her Majesty The Queen in Right of the Province of British Columbia Appellant
    v.
    Leanne Rumley, John Pratt, Sharon Rumley, J.S. and M.M. Respondents
    Indexed as: Rumley v. British Columbia
    Neutral citation: 2001 SCC 69.File No.: 27721.
    Hearing and judgment: June 13, 2001.
    Reasons delivered: October 18, 2001.

    Anne Sheane, barrister & solicitor (office address)
    Suite 205 - Market Square,
    560 Johnson Street,
    Victoria, BC
    Phone:  (250) 386-3080

    [Note:  Wheelchair Accessible office | Member BBB Better Business Bureau]


  • Acheson and Company
    The listings in this services area are made as a suggestions from a satisfied Victoria clients of Acheson & Co.. This law firm handled one of the first successful BC class action lawsuits involving what has become known as the "BC leaky condo crisis"


  • Ward Branch barrister and solicitor
    the author of the lawyer's reference text "CLASS ACTIONS IN CANADA"
    see Branch McMaster downtown Vancouver law firm.


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General Law Practice / Full Service Law Firms


Portia Tang, downtown Victoria lawyer (near Chinatown) speaks Mandarin/Cantonese/Hoisin dialects to assist cliients in a general law practice - CLICK FOR MORE INFORMATION

Portia Tang, LLB
Is fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese Chinese Dialect

Her legal practice includes the following areas of law:

  • Business Law
  • Commercial Legal Services
  • Corporate Law
  • Family & Divorce Law
  • Canada Immigration Applications
  • Civil Litigation
  • Real Estate
  • Wills & Estates

Portia Tang, LLB
Tang & Company, Barrister & Solicitor
Market Square
Suite 316, 560 Johnson Street
Victoria, BC
V8W 3C6
Phone:  250 881-6262





Affordable Justice® is Duhaime & Company


see this award winning Legal Resources Web site www.duhaime.org

"Duhaime's LAWisdom:  'The law that will work is merely the summing up in legislative form of the moral judgement that the community has already reached.' Woodrow Wilson"

Duhaime & Company
345 Vancouver Street
Victoria, British Columbia V8V 3T3
CANADA
Phone: (250) 920-4001
E-mail: lloyd@duhaime.org
Web site: www.duhaime.org


Salmond Ashurst, Law Firm

www.salmondashurst.ca ... this full service law firm also provides Notary Public services and advertises legal services in cases of Wrongful Dismissal, other services provided include:

Salmond Ashurst
1620 Cedar Hill Cross Road.
(one block from Cedar Hill Cross Road and Shelbourne Ave.)
Victoria, BC.
Phone:   250 477-4143


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"Simple Wills & Estates" vs. "Contested Wills & Estates"

Committeeship - adult guardianship - powers of attorney - representation agreements - trust claims - probate actions - passing of accounts - wills & trust variations

Choices in making out your will or changing your will range from:

  • buying an off-the-shelf Wills package in a book-department store produced by e.g. Self Counsel Press (a well known publisher based in North Vancouver, BC);
  • going to a Notary Public;
  • going to a general practice lawyer;
  • going to a lawyer with a stated "preferred area of practice" (a "specialist" in layman's language) in wills, trusts and estates administration work;

If you think there may be any possibility of dispute over your "final wishes" as stated in your will and/or how the estate or part of the estate is to be, or is currently being managed (e.g. as in a Trust) - we strongly recommend you do some research before drawing up the will.  The court costs involved in a legal dispute over a will may be charged against the estate, so its better to spend a little more money to find the appropriate way to have your will made.

Many Victoria lawyers, law firms or notaries in this section can and will do a will for you.  Whether the will -- will withstand a court challenge by a variety of interested parties, including relatives, organizations representing handicapped/disabled beneficiaries of the will or other interested third parties (e.g. the Office of the Public Guardian, formerly Public Trustee) -- is an issue that partly depends on the experience of the legal specialists working with you.

"You may want to interview prospective legal professionals as to their experience in handling contested wills and estates before you retain them."  N.Chan, BA, MSW 1985-1989 Quality of Life Assurance Project Consultant to Office of Public Trustee, BC

Wills · Estates · Trust Administration · Wills Variation / Breach of Trust · Estate Litigation Lawyers in Victoria BC

Paul Scambler, LLB. QC.Michael Mark, LLB

  • PAUL G. SCAMBLER, LLB. QC.
    Preferred areas of legal practice:  secured transactions, wills and estates, real property and commercial mediation.
    Website: www.clay.bc.ca

Paul Scambler, QC - Victoria BC lawyer with preferred areas of practice in  real property transactions and wills & estates "Paul G. Scambler, QC, has practised law with the firm of Clay and Company in Victoria, Canada, since 1978."

"He has been a guest instructor for the Continuing Legal Education Society's Real Estate program in the Provincial Legal Training Course (PLTC). He was designated as Queen's Counsel by the British Columbia Attorney General in 2001. He has participated in training of lawyers in negotiation in Thailand (2002) and Cambodia (2001)." [quote site 2005.07/06]

Paul G. Scambler, QC
Clay & Company
P.O. Box 961
837 Burdett Avenue
Victoria, BC   V8W 2S4
Telephone:  250 386-2261
E-mail:  pscambler@clay.bc.ca




McConnan Bion O'Connor Peterson, Law Corporporation
on Douglas Street near the Empress Hotel
Victoria Probate Lawyers
www.LawyersWorld.org




Wills - Wills Disputes - Probate Lawyers
Metro Vancouver Directory
www.lawyers-bc.com/wills/willlawy.htm




Real Estate Conveyance-Services for Home and Commercial-Business Purchase / Lease · Condominium Law Litigation Lawyers

Real Estate Lawyers for Secured Property Transactions  |  Notaries' Conveyancing Services in Victoria | Condominium Law & Leaky Condo Law Suits - Litigation |

James Hutchison, Victoria Real Estate Conveyancing lawyer for family and commerical business secured property transations

JAMES S. HUTCHISON, LLB

Commercial-business real estate purchase, conveyancing, leasing legal services.  James' law practice is concentrated in corporate commercial law, finance (including wealth management / wills & estates] and intellectual property law.

Hutchison Oss-Cech Marlatt Barristers & Solicitors
#1 - 505 Fisgard St.
Victoria, B.C. Canada V8W 1R3

Phone:  (250) 360-2500
Toll Free:  1-866-887-4878

Email:  jsh@hom-law.com
Web site:  hom-law.com
Profile:  Lawyers-BC.com - J. Hutchison


PAUL G. SCAMBLER, LLB. QC.
Preferred areas of legal practice:  secured transactions, wills and estates, real property and commercial mediation.

"Paul G. Scambler, QC, has practised law with the firm of Clay and Company in Victoria, Canada, since 1978."

"He has been a guest instructor for the Continuing Legal Education Society's Real Estate program in the Provincial Legal Training Course (PLTC).  He was designated as Queen's Counsel by the British Columbia Attorney General in 2001. He has participated in training of lawyers in negotiation in Thailand (2002) and Cambodia (2001)." [quote site 2005.07/06]

Paul G. Scambler, QC
Clay & Company
P.O. Box 961
837 Burdett Avenue
Victoria, BC   V8W 2S4
Telephone:  250 386-2261
E-mail:  pscambler@clay.bc.ca


SALMOND ASHURST Barristers, Solicitors, Notary Public
Gordon Head Office - Near UVIC
Full Service Law Firm including Real Estate Conveyancing Services - open Saturdays

1620 Cedar Hill X-rd.
Victoria, BC.
Tel:  (250) 477-4143
Email:  admin@salmondashurst.com Web Site:  www.salmondashurst.com

  • Mullin Demeo - Real Estate Legal Services
    John Mullin, real estate lawyer
    #102 - 3930 Shelbourne Street,
    Tel:  (250) 477-3327

  • C. J. (Kip) Wilson Barristers, Solicitors, Notaries Public

    Wills, Estates, Real Estate, Mortgages, Corporate, Commercial, Personal Injury
    Saanichton Law Offices
    #6 - 7855 East Saanich Road,
    Saanichton, B.C.   V8M 2B4
    Tel:  (250) 544-0727


Condominium Law & Litigation for "Leaky Condos"


Note the following article was on the front page of the Victoria Times Colonist newspaper, Sunday February 15, 2004, by Malcolm Curtis, Times Colonist staff.

PLUGGING  THE  LEAKS  The condo saga continues, with some losing their homes, other seeing retirement plans wrecked

...leaky condos in Victoria.  More than five years after a provincial commission of inquiry dug into the issue, the faulty buildings are continuing to surface.

Renovation companies took out a total of $9.1 million in permits in the city last year to repair defective "building envelopes."  The sum was $6.5 million in the previous year and $5.688 million in 2001.  These costs do not include engineering and consulting fees that can triple the actual outlay by condo owners.

[The author of this article Malcolm Curtis further observes]  And after the leaks are fixed, sometimes at the expense of people having to give up their homes, a messy legal residue is left behind"... Lawsuits from condo owners against developers, builders, engineers, architects and municipalities have been flying... The city of Victoria [emphasis added] has started to set aside $400,000 a year to deal with legal settlements. ...
[The photo on this page is the actual building featured in the above article, located near downtown Victoria on Yates Street.]

Suggested reading re Leaky Condo Litigation - Court Cases

Victoria Lawyers experienced in Condominium Law / Class Actions

  • Acheson & Whitley, (as Acheson & Co.) who handled the first successful class action suit on a BC leaky condo complex near Victoria's Inner Harbor, see above
  • Johnston, Joyce M.
    Barrister & Solicitor
    Practice areas include:  Condominium Law · Employment Law
    2038 - 947 Fort St. Victoria, BC
    Tel:  (250) 382-0300

  • C.D. Wilson & Associates
    Practice areas include:  Litigation · Condominium Law · Family law · Real Estate
    1st Floor - 1124 Fort St
    Victoria, BC  V8V 3K8
    Telephone  (250) 388-9002

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If you're considering a Notary Public to handle your Real Estate Conveyancing Services click here


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Family Law · Divorce · Mediation · Custody · Ministry Child Apprehension · Family Violence · ADR Alternative Dispute Resolution / Mediation / Negotiations Lawyers


"When a marriage ends, you're often forced to deal with issues like dividing property, custody, and maintenance, while coping with deep emotional trauma.  ... [the] 'About the Law' section gives an overview of Canada's divorce rules." [quote fr. Lawyers-bc.com 04.04.13]

The following list of lawyers is selected from various legal and public directories and is intended only as a starting point for your search for a lawyer to meet your needs, and not a recommendation per se by this web site.

Misty N. Hillard, Victoria Family Lawyer

Misty N. HILLARD, LLB

"

Practices areas include: 

  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury Law
  • WCB Claims

During law school, Misty was the Director of the University of Victoria's Legal Information Clinic and successfully completed a clinical term at the Law Centre, focusing on Family Law.

Upon a family breakdown, Hutchison Oss-Cech Marlatt will advise you as to your rights and ensure that you are protected. Our firm deals with all aspects of a family breakdown, including spousal maintenance, child custody, access, child maintenance, property division and divorce.

Our firm not only deals with the litigation of family disputes but also has extensive experience in the drafting of family law agreements, including prenuptial agreements, co-habitation agreements and separation agreements.

If you require assistance with your family matter feel free to contact our office for a free consultation.

Misty N. Hillard, Family Lawyer
Toll Free:  1-866-887-4878
Hutchison Oss-Cech Marlatt
Barristers & Solicitors
#1 - 505 Fisgard St.
Victoria, B.C. Canada V8W 1R3
Phone:  (250) 360-2500
Email:  mnh@hom-law.com
Web site:  hom-law.com
Lawyers Profile:   Lawyers-BC.com - M. Hillard

 · 
photo Dana Quantz, family-divorce lawyer in downtown Victoria with firm of Hutchison Oss-Cech Marlatt - 2 blooks from City Hall

QUANTZ, Dana G.
Barrister & Solicitor, B.A., J.D.

Dana is an experienced trial lawyer who has worked with Hutchison Oss-Cech Marlatt since 2011.  He is a graduate of the University of Victoria Law School.  Dana regularly assists clients with all aspects of family breakdown:

  • Child custody and guardianship
  • Child support
  • Spousal support
  • Property Division
  • Divorce
  • Child Apprehension and MCFD

In addition to helping with court process, Dana Quantz can also assist with:

  • Drafting family law agreements
  • Prenuptial agreements
  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Separation agreements

Contact him for a consultation.  He will do his best to make sure you are properly represented.

Dana G. Quantz
Hutchison Oss-Cech Marlatt
#1 - 505 Fisgard St.,
Victoria, B.C.  V8W 1R3
Phone: (250) 360-2500
Profile: Lawyers-bc.com/profile/ Quantz
Email: dgq@hom-law.com 250.360.2500

Map to office

#1 - 505 Fisgard St.
Victoria, B.C.  V8W 1R3

Phone:
(250) 360-2500


Map:   Street map to office one block from City Hall


  • HARPER, Sandra J.
    Barrister & solicitor - Preferred Area of Practice:  Family Law
    Harper & Birney
    201 - 747 Fort St.
    Victoria, BC   V8W 3E9
    250.381.8100

  • IVERSON, Donna M.
    Donna M. Iverson Law Corporation
    Barrister and Solicitor
    530 - 645 Fort Street
    Victoria, BC, V8W 1G2
    Telephone: (250) 388-3123
    Web site:  CollaborativeFamilyLawGroup.com
    /donnaiverson.htm


  • KLASSEN, Robert J.
    Barrister & Solicitor and Family Law Mediator
    Preferred Area of Practice:  Family Law
    "Member of the collaborative family law group.  Initial half-hour consultation - No Charge" [quote from 2004 tel. directory]

    330 - 730 Fort Street
    Victoria, BC  V8W 1H2
    Tel:  250.388.4344
    rklassen@islandnet.com

  • REID, Nichola J. W.
    Barrister & Solicitor
    Practice Areas:  Family Law · Mediation · ICBC Personal Injury Claims
    N.J. Reid Law Corp.
    214 - 284 Helmcken Rd.
    Victoria, BC   V9B 1T2
    Tel:  250.744.1844


More Victoria Family Law / Mediation Lawyers Listings


  • Zimmerman, Wendy K.
    Barrister & Solicitor
    Family Law Office
    Area of Practice - family law  "Practical Child-Centered Advice" [quote fr. tel. dir. 2004]
    #600 - 620 View Street
    Victoria, BC   V8W 1J6
    250.384.1804

  • Mouat, Mary E.
    Barrister & solicitor
    Practice includes:  Family Mediation & Litigation
    Quadra Legal Centre
    101 - 2750 Quadra St.
    Victoria,   British Columbia  V8T 4E8
    Telephone: (250) 380-1566
    Web site:  www.quadralegal.com
    [Note - this group also handles Criminal law | Personal Injury / ICBC claims | Corporate | Real Estate | Wills & Estate ... "reasonable rates" - fr. tel. dir 2004 ]

  • McManus, Mary Susann
    Attorney at Law
    Practice includes - Collaborative Family Law · Criminal Defence · Real Estate
    Stevenson Doell and Co.
    999 Fort St.
    Victoria, BC
    250.388.7871

  • Tyhurst, Catherine H.
    Barrister & Solicitor
    Practice areas:  Criminal Law · Family Law
    301 - 919 Fort St.
    Victoria, BC
    24 hours   250.386.1112

  • Webber, Bruce D.
    Barrister & Solicitor
    Practice Areas:  Family Law · Real Estate · Child Apprehension · Criminal / Civil Law [quote fr. tel. directory]
    300 - 848 Courtney
    Victoria, BC
    250.382.7775

  • Buchan, Crystal I.
    Barrister & Solicitor | Family Law Mediator
    Practice areas:  Family & Divorce law
    Carr Buchan & Company
    Web site: tbc
    520 Comerford St.
    Esquimalt, BC
    250.388.7571
    Toll free  1.888.313.7571
    Email: carrbuchan@esquimaltlaw.com

  • Butterfield Law
    Barristers & Solicitors
    Practice Areas:  Family Law including:  Custody | Access | Divorce | Ministry Child Apprehensions
    Criminal Law including:  Impaired Driving | Drugs | B & E | Assault | Young Offenders

    Free Initial Consultation - Legal Aid Accepted
    402-2020 Richmond Rd
    Victoria, BC   V8R 6R5
    Telephone  250.382.4529 [382.4LAW]
    Web Site  www.butterfieldlaw.ca

    [note move from downtown to Jubilee Hospital neighborhood in 2006]
  • Todd, Deborah
    Barrister & Solicitor
    Practice - Family Law Mediation
    "There is an alternative to divorce litigation.
    In mediation you and your spouse work together to solve issues that develop due to your separation or divorce....  " [fr. tel. directory ad 2004]

    MacMinn & company
    846 Broughton St.
    Victoria, BC
    250.381.6444
    dtodd@macminnco.com
    Web site: tbc

See also CanadaLegal.info for references to some of the specific legislation around FAMILY LAW in BC


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Canada Citizenship and Immigration Law Services

Sarah N.  Goodman, B.business admin., JD, practices business and general immigration law and employment law, in Victoria with McConnan bion O'Connor Peterson

Sarah N. Goodman, BBA JD
Practices Canada Immigration Law and Employment Law / Wrongful Dismissal

CANADA IMMIGRATION & BUSINESS LAWYERS - ATTORNEYS

Canada Immigration lawyers-attorneys Lowe and Company in Vancouver

Why chose these immigration & business lawyers?

Our multilingual associates and immigration consultant staff are fluent in:  English, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese and Teo Chiu Chinese Dialects.   

Our Mission is to help people from overseas come to Canada to work, study and immigrate here, in an efficient and caring manner.  Our Senior Lawyers are recognized lecturers and authors in Canadian Immigration Law, and have helped clients from over 50 countries come to Canada.  Find out how we can help you!

Jeffrey S. Lowe, Barrister & Solicitor
#900 - 777 West Broadway
Vancouver, B.C.  V5Z 4J7
Canada
Telephone:  604-875-9338
FAX:  604-875-1325
Email:  info@canadavisalaw.com
Web Site:  CanadaVisaLaw.com

see also   CanadaTradeJobs.com a web site devoted to employers and individuals seeking foreign skilled workers and assistance with Canada Work Permits (formerly referred to as work visas) to work in Canada's booming economy in e.g. the construction industry & the oil-sands industry in Alberta.


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Notary Public Services in Victoria

Notary Public Services in Victoria

Looking for a Notary Public in Victoria  -or-  Vancouver?  consider

ROBERT C. ELLINGTON, NOTARY PUBLIC

Power of Attorney, Simple Wills, Real Estate Conveyance Services etc.

Two generations of Ellington notaries serving the Victoria community.
    204 - 1006 Fort Street,
    Victoria, B.C.  Canada  V8V 3K4
    Telephone:  (250) 388-4484
    FAX:  (250) 384-4048

JAMES H. FARLEY, NOTARY PUBLIC

Looking for a realtor recommended real estate conveyance service?  consider James Farley, Notary Public

    202-661 Burnside Road East,
    Victoria, B.C., Canada  V8T 2X9
    Phone: (250) 388-5905
    Fax: (250) 388-7921
    E-mail:  jfarley@notaries.bc.ca

SALMOND ASHURST, Lawyers & Notary Public Firm

(this full service law firm also provides Notary Public services)
1620 Cedar Hill X-rd..
(one block from Cedar Hill Cross Road and Shelbourne)
Victoria, BC.
Phone:  (250) 477-4143
Website: www.salmondashurst.ca


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Looking for a Notary Public in Vancouver? 

VIVIEN LEE, N.P., NOTARY PUBLIC

    #900 - 777 West Broadway,
    Vancouver, B.C.   Canada  V5Z 4J7
    Tel  604.875.1181
    Fax  604.875.1325
    E-mail vlee@canadanotary.com
    see web site at www.CanadaNotary.com

Vivien Lee has extensive experience in working in the business and immigration legal areas for over 15 years in Vancouver.
Notary in Vancouver speaking: Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese, Teo Chiu dialects), English and some Malay with extensive business immigration experience

She is able to serve her clients in fluent English, Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese, Teo Chiu) and some Malay.

What is a "notary public"?  What legal services can a notary provide? See the range of legal services that a notary can provide to your business or personal transactions at www.notarycanada.info


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see also The Society of Notaries Public of British Columbia www.notaries.bc.ca for their directory of notaries in different parts of BC.


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Victoria Courts - Court Services

Victoria Court Services (Provincial and Supreme Courts)
2 - 850 Burdett Avenue,
Victoria, BC
V8W 1B4
Tel: 250-356-1478

see also

Western Communities Court Services (Provincial Court)
1756 Island Hwy.,
Victoria, BC V9B 1H8
Tel: 250-391-2888

[above court information quoted from Court Services - contacts - Ministry of the Attorney General, Province of B.C. website www.ag.gov.bc.ca/courts/general/contacts.htm 2003/07/20]


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This site lists lawyers with areas of practice including FAMILY LAW we advise you to verify if the lawyer is still maintaining their membership with the Law Society of BC by going to www.lawsociety.bc.ca as lawyers move or change preferred area(s) of practice over time.

The intent of this web-site is to provide "starting points" for people looking for sources of legal information and specialists.  Information on this web site is not to be seen as legal advice -- for that you directly consult a lawyer. 

This site is not endorsed by web sites to which it provides links to, unless otherwise noted, where a particular lawyer has volunteered to become a content contributor.

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      1-877-991-2299
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T E C H N O L O G Y  L A W Y E R

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Victoria, B.C.



  • Twenty Questions to Ask - Before You Hire a Lawyer

    An excellent Checklist for someone to use in selecting a lawyer, has been prepared by the publishers of www.lawyers-bc.com/tips.htm.  You will find these guidelines useful for many types of lawyers.

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SARAH N. GOODMAN, BBA JD
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Notary in Vancouver speaking: Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese, Teo Chiu dialects), English and some Malay with extensive business immigration experience
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