Since its inception in 1944, the firm has assisted generations of families in ensuring the orderly and efficient succession of property. From 1958 to 2002, members of the firm were appointed by the BC government to administer estates in Victoria, and latterly Vancouver Island, where there were no next of kin ready or willing to act.
Consequentially, we have an exceptional depth of experience in estate administration matters with four lawyers and five estate paralegals engaged in this area of practise. Having operated for over 60 years the firm brings both continuity and localized administration to the families it serves.
In addition to acting as executors or administrators of estates, the firm also assists private executors, administrators and trust companies in the estate administration process, including:
- obtaining grants of probate or administration,
- advising on matters of interpretation or other difficulties arising during the administration process
- preparing and presenting estate accounts for court approval
- generally assisting personal representatives in discharging their fiduciary obligations