Emily Clough is a partner at Clark Wilson LLP. She works in all aspects of estates, trusts and incapacity matters, as both a solicitor and a litigator. Emily prepares estate, trust and incapacity planning documents. She assists with the administration of estates and probate. Emily has been lead litigation counsel on cases at all levels of Court regarding estates, variations of wills, trustee duties, power of attorney duties and removal, and elder abuse. She has acted as counsel in cases that have set new precedents in British Columbia, including on wills variation and the incapacity to marry. Her cases have received national coverage by the Globe & Mail and the CBC. In 2019, Emily was recognized as a nominee for the YWCA Women of Distinction Award.
Emily is the elected Chair of the British Columbia Law Institute and the Canadian Centre for Elder Law, independent law reform agencies carrying out scholarly research, writing and analysis. Emily is the President of Health Justice, a human rights-focused non-profit organization working to improve BC laws and policies of coercive health care, particularly under the Mental Health Act. Emily is a member-at-large of the CBA National Elder Law Subsection.
Read Emily’s election statement here.
Best of luck, Emily!