Amy’s strong legal skills are balanced with her empathetic but practical approach to what are oftentimes highly emotionally charged files. She excels at identifying opportunities and obtaining results for our clients.
Amy’s clients include:
- Executors & Trustees
- Trust companies
- Non-profit organizations and charities
|Wills variation claims||Passing of Executor and Trustee accounts|
|Undue influence and incapacity claims||Committeeship applications|
|Unjust enrichment claims||Construction of wills applications|
|Applications to have a document declared a Will||Abuse of Powers of Attorney claims|
|Breach of trust claims|
Amy strongly believes in contributing to BC’s legal and professional community. In particular, she has lectured extensively to other lawyers, law students, accountants, gift planners, notaries, trust officers and the public for many years. In 2020, she and co-Chair Mark Weintraub, Q.C., published a comprehensive text, British Columbia Estate Litigation, which addresses the key areas faced by British Columbia estate practitioners. The textbook provides historical context, legal analysis, and commentary on practice and strategy.
In addition to speaking a numerous seminars, Amy has co-chaired many successful conferences for lawyers and industry professionals. She was instrumental in creating and organizing three Charities Forum events, which were highly successful conferences that brought together industry practitioners for the sole purpose of providing professional education to gift planners and others involved in charities and not for profits.
She has also been on the host committee for the annual national conference for both the Canadian Bar Association and the Canadian Association of Gift Planners.
In addition to the textbook, Amy is a contributing author to two leading resources for estate and trust law, in addition to writing for various other publications.
Amy has served on the Board of Directors of the Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia since 2016, and is currently serving as its Chair.
Awards & Distinctions
- Best Lawyers in Canada, Trusts and Estates, 2017-2021
- Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory®, Repeatedly Recommended Lawyer, Estate & Personal Tax Planning - Estate Litigation