Heather has been practicing law since 2002 and became a partner with Horne Coupar in January 2007. She practices primarily in the areas of estate and trust litigation, elder law including contested committeeship applications, estate and incapacity planning, and estate and trust administration.

Heather has extensive experience in dealing with all aspects of estate and trust litigation, including wills variation claims, challenges to validity of wills, breach of fiduciary duty, resulting trust actions, unjust enrichment, passing of accounts and dealing with problem executors or beneficiaries.

Heather is originally from Saint John, New Brunswick. She moved to Victoria in 1990 to join the Victoria Symphony as second bassoon. Whilst at the University of Victoria she received the Scotia Trust – Donovan & Maryla Waters Award in Trusts and Estate Planning. Heather is also the recipient of the Gold Standard of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Heather volunteers her time and expertise in the education of fellow lawyers. She has been a contributor since 2009 to the Annual Review of Law & Practice, a publication of the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, as the author of the chapter Wills, Trusts, Estates and Adult Guardianship. Heather also contributes to the community at large, currently serving on the board of Pacific Opera Victoria.

When time allows, one may still find Heather on the concert stage performing with many Victoria music ensembles, including the Palm Court Light Orchestra. In addition, she enjoys golfing, growing orchids, and the occasional game of Texas Hold’em poker.

Education

BMus. from University of Toronto
MMus. from University of British Columbia
LLB from University of Victoria

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