B.C. Wills & Estates Disputes Litigation
If you have been treated unfairly by a deceased parent or spouse under the terms of his or her will, consider obtaining the advice and assistance of an experienced estate litigation lawyer. Wills can be varied by the court to ensure adequate, just and equitable provision for a spouse or child of the deceased.
Challenging Provisions of a Will & Estate Litigation Wills Disputes
VICTORIA BC, WILLS & ESTATES DISPUTES LAWYERS
MICHAEL R. MARK,
Preferred areas of practice in civil litigation include: estate litigation / wills disputes, personal injury, commercial disputes and Canada Revenue Agency tax evasion charges.
Michael Mark has extensive experience in both civil litigation and in criminal litigation as a former Federal prosecutor in complex tax evasion prosecutions.
Michael has practiced 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. He is also a past executive member of the Victoria Bar Association.
McConnan Bion O'Connor Peterson Law Corp.
MICHAEL JAMES O'CONNOR Q.C.
Michael is a senior partner at McConnan Bion O'Connor & Peterson with preferred areas of practice which consist of all forms of civil litigation, with specialties in personal injury claims, estate litigation and foreclosure.
Michael currently chairs and is responsible for conducting hearings for 8 First Nations Assessment Review Boards throughout British Columbia. His practice also includes expropriation hearings, property tax assessment appeals, contract disputes, wills, estates and conveyancing.
Michael is the past chairman of the Victoria Hospital Foundation Board and chaired its highly successful "Together We Care" campaign raising $17 million for the hospitals on Southern Vancouver Island. He is currently the President of the Government House Foundation of British Columbia and the Past Commander of the Victoria Commandery of the Order of St. John. Michael is Co Chair of the BC Paraplegic Association Spring Fundraiser in Victoria and Co Chair of the David Foster Foundation 25th Anniversary Gala. He has held several positions at the local, Provincial and National levels, including Vice president of the Canadian Rugby Union, President of the British Columbia Rugby Union and Chairman of Canada's First World Cup Rugby Team. Michael is the past vice chairman of the 1994 Commonwealth Games held in Victoria, BC.
Michael is also the recipient of the Queen's Jubilee Medal in 2002, the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for recognition of his outstanding Public Service in Canada and the recipient of the Vice-Regal Commendation for the Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia in 2012 for commendable service rendered to the Lieutenant Governor.
Michael O'Connor, QC
Paul Scambler, LLB QC
AREAS OF PRACTICE:
His clients include individuals, large commercial landlords, banks, credit unions, corporations and not for profit corporations and charities.
Barri A. Marlatt, LLB
Wills disputes lawyer with Hutchison Oss-Cech Marlatt
See more wills information at our web site:https://www.hom-law.com/ practices/ estate-planning-and-wealth-management /wills
Barri A. Marlatt,
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Charlotte Salomon, BA JD QC
Over 20 years experience in wills and estate planning, including trusts and incapacity planning. Also experienced in probate and assisting beneficiaries outside of BC and/or outside of Canada with estate administration.
Victoria offices of www.mcbop.com/ charlotte-a-salomon-qc McConnan Bion O'Connor Peterson. She also handles residential real estate conveyance and previously practised in the area of commercial real estate -- and does personal injury ICBC disputes cases.
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BURNABY B.C. WILLS & ESTATE DISPUTES LAWYERS
"Frank has practiced law for over 40 years. Initially .... he concentrated on commercial litigation and criminal prosecution at all the Court levels.... now practices primarily in the areas of corporate and commercial law, estate litigation, and all areas of estate planning. ..." [quote fr. website 09.02.19]
Areas of Practice:
Education: Bachelor of Science, University of Manitoba - 1964. Bachelor of Law, University of British Columbia - 1967. Call to the BC Bar - 1968.
Baily McLean, barristers & solicitors, has provided wills and estate law services since 1967, including:
Frank M. Baily, barrister & solicitor,
Mark G. Perry, LLB
Web site: westsidefamilylaw.ca/About-Us/Mark-G-Perry.shtml
PRACTICE AREAS Estate Litigation & Family Law
Mark received his law degree from the University of British Columbia in 1985. He was called to the bar of British Columbia in 1986.
Mark articled and then practiced law with the firm of Macaulay McColl in Vancouver from 1986 to 1990. His principle client was the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee on whose behalf Mark litigated both estate litigation and adult guardianship cases. His practice areas also included family law and general litigation. In 1990 Mark left private practice and joined the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee of BC for the purpose of developing new provincial legislation. After succeeding in achieving the passing of the Adult Guardianship Act, Representation Agreement Act, and Health Care Consent and Facility Care Admission Act in 1993 Mark returned to private practice on West Broadway in Vancouver where he remains today.
His practice consists of family law, estate litigation, adult guardianship and general litigation.
In order to better serve his family law clients Mark trained to become a collaborative family lawyer in 2002 and family law mediator in 2003.
BRUCE A. THOMPSON,
Wills litigation and mediation
Bruce is an experienced litigator who expanded his practice (since 2010) to wills and estates litigation.
His previous 40 years of civil litigation involved:
It is his litigation experience that provides a unique vantage point to see the benefits to be gained from mediation, as well as recognizing early on the level of intractability in problem situations and having an insight as to what to do - either by litigation or mediation.
Judges write endings. They choose what they believe is the proper ending for the situation which is before them. The client's role is to provide the facts the judge can find in making their decision.
There is more than one side to the facts presented and the judge chooses the facts upon which to base his or her decision.
In mediation each side has an opportunity to have direct input into the writing of the ending. There is discussion beyond proof of facts. Multiple possible endings are considered. The ending of the dispute, not the proof of facts, is the focus.
The earlier in the dispute process an acceptable ending can be reached, the greater the savings in time and cost.
Why mediation? It provides a focus on resolution of disputes. It provides an opportunity for each side to have direct input into writing an ending acceptable to them.
Bruce A. Thompson,
SURREY WILLS & ESTATES DISPUTES LAWYERS
MARY-JANE WILSON, BA LLB
Mary-Jane Wilson practices in the following areas of law:
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Richard Morris, BSc. JD, PhD
retired October 2014
B.C. Wills & Estates Disputes Litigation & Mediation Lawyers
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