Determination, teamwork and skill—the characteristics that are necessary to succeed in sports also apply to achieving legal success. With sports as a major part of Gordon’s life, he relies on those characteristics in his legal practice, building a strong case, developing a comprehensive strategy and implementing it with tenacity.

With that foundation, Gordon’s goal is to obtain the best possible result for our clients.

Work Highlights

Estate & Trust Litigation

  • Represent parties in committeeship applications
  • Successfully had notice of civil claim dismissed on the basis that it was a collateral attack on a committeeship order
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Estate Litigation Services
Wills variation claims Executor and trustee compensation
Committeeships Breach of fiduciary duty
Elder law Testamentary capacity claims
Undue influence claims Unjust enrichment claims

 

Awards & Distinctions
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Estate & Trust Litigation
  • Represent parties in committeeship applications
  • Successfully had notice of civil claim dismissed on the basis that it was a collateral attack on a committeeship order
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Awards & Distinctions
Industry Involvement
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Trial Lawyers Association of BC
  • Member, The Advocates' Society
Community Commitment
  • Supervising Lawyer, Law Students Legal Advice Program, University of British Columbia
  • Captain, Hooplaw team, Clark Wilson
Education & Call to Bar
  • Call to Bar: British Columbia, 2013
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of British Columbia, 2012
  • Law Exchange Program, University of Glasgow, 2011
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours, Economics, University of Victoria, 2009
External Publications & Presentations
  • Panelist, "Family and Wills, Trusts & Estates Law Challenges and Solutions for British Columbia Legal Practitioners", LexisNexis Canada, 2022
  • Presenter, “Intersection Between Trusts & Family Law" and “Where There is an Error, Is There a Way (To Fix)? Errors in Estate Planning Documents – What can be Fixed?”, Cambridge Forums’ Forum for Senior Estates & Trusts Practitioners, 2022
  • Presenter, "Estate Litigation - Wills Variation", Pacific Business and Law Institute, 2021
  • Presenter, "Gifts, Loans, Attorney Compensation & Other Practical Issues", Canadian Bar Association Elder Law Section, 2021
  • Contributing author, British Columbia Estate Litigation textbook, Chapter 2: Incapacity and Undue Influence, LexisNexis Canada, 2020
  • Presenter, "Litigator vs. Planner - Battle Royale III - The Rubber Match", Advocis Planning Conference, 2020
  • Moderator, "Professional Ethics - Doing Things Right vs. Doing The Right Thing", Advocis Estate Planning Conference, 2020
  • Presenter, "Capacity, Undue Influence, & Other Estate Litigation Issues", Freedom 55 Financial, 2020
  • Co-author, "Will-maker Does Not Need 'Encyclopedic Knowledge' to Understand Assets", The Lawyer's Daily, 2019
  • Presenter, "Litigator vs. Planner: Capacity and Undue Influence", Advocis Estate Planning Conference, 2019
  • Presenter, "Litigator vs. Planner – Battle Royale", Advocis Estate Planning Conference, 2018
  • Presenter, "Section 58 of the Wills, Estates and Succession Act (WESA)", Advocis Estate Planning Conference, 2017
  • Author, "Court of Appeal in the Position of a Trial Court in Wills Variation Appeals", MONDAQ, 2014
  • Presenter, "Estate Litigation – Where There Isn’t a Will, There May be a Way – Curing Deficiencies and Rectification", Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia, 2014
  • Co-author, "Where There Isn't a Will, There May Be a Way", Trial Lawyers Association of BC, 2014
  • Author, "BCSC orders executor to make an interim distribution", Lexology, 2013
  • Presenter, "Case Comment: Reznik v. Matty, 2013 BCSC 1346", Canadian Bar Association BC Branch Wills & Estates Vancouver Subsection, 2013