Associate

Clare Sparks

Clare practices family law and estate litigation. She began her legal career practicing exclusively family law at a boutique firm in Vancouver, where she developed a passion for helping individuals and families navigate some of their most challenging life changes. She moved to Victoria in 2018 and broadened her practice to include estate litigation.

Clare feels privileged to have lived in all four corners of Canada. She was born in the Northwest Territories and raised in Southern Ontario. Since then, she has studied on both of Canada’s coasts, first at the University of King’s College in Nova Scotia, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Italian Language, and at the University of Victoria where she obtained her J.D. and fell in love with Vancouver Island.

Clare is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia and the Canadian Bar Association Family Law Section, Wills, Estates and Trusts Section and the Women Lawyer’s Forum. She is a mentor with the CBABC WLF Mentoring program.

She was a contributing author to the Family Law Sourcebook for British Columbia (CLE BC publication) in 2015, 2016, and 2017, and to the CLEBC Family Practice Manual in 2021.

When she is not elbows-deep in legal briefs, Clare loves hiking, cooking thin-crust pizza, and exploring the Island’s beaches with her husband and daughter.

Languages

Clare is fluent in English and French

Education

B.A. – English Literature, and Italian Language – University of King’s College
JD – University of Victoria

Practice Areas