Vancouver is fast becoming an international city, drawing people from all over the world. Years ago, Lauren moved here from China, where she was born, raised and educated. Today, she is one of just a few English-fluent and native-Chinese litigators practicing within a major law firm in Vancouver.

Her cross-cultural background allows her to assist a wide range of clients across a variety of demographics as Vancouver grows more each day into a global hub.

Work Highlights

Estate & Trust Litigation

  • Represent parties in committeeship applications
  • Represent executors or beneficiaries in accounting proceedings
  • Represent parties in challenging or defending the validity of Wills
  • Represent parties in pursuing or defending Wills variation claims
  • Represent trustees or beneficiaries in claims relating to trusts
  • Represent parties in probate actions

Estate Planning and Estate Administration

  • Assist financial advisors with the estate planning of their high net worth clients from China
  • Advise executors on estate administration

Strata Property

  • Represent strata corporations in Supreme Court proceedings, arbitrations, mediations and administrative tribunal proceedings regarding diverse condominium disputes including collection of strata arrears, bylaw enforcement, injunctions, governance of the strata corporation, appointment of administrators, and human rights claims
  • Assist strata corporations with bylaw review and drafting, resolution drafting, contract review, and provide opinions on diverse condominium issues and interpretation of the Strata Property Act to ensure the orderly administration and governance of strata corporations
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After her first university degree in China, Lauren worked for the government of a major tourist city in mainland China. She then gained extensive business experience by owning and operating a private company in Shanghai. Given this cross-disciplinary experience between business and law, Lauren has a unique understanding of our clients’ perspectives and concerns, and how to best meet their needs.

Estate and Trust Litigation Services
Validity of wills Wills interpretation
Wills variation Trust formation and terms
Passing of accounts applications Committeeship applications
Estate Administration and Estate Planning Services
Probate applications Estate administration
Estate planning
Strata Litigation Services
Any disputes relating to strata corporations
General Litigation Services
Contract disputes

Lauren takes a proactive and empathetic approach to resolving issues. She always has our clients’ best interests as her priority.

Her personal experience in family litigation has helped Lauren to understand and appreciate the emotions and stress involved in litigation. As such, when dealing with the very human issues of wills and estates, Lauren works proactively to mitigate clients’ distress while representing clients tenaciously. Lauren was fast tracked to partnership as a result of her outstanding skillset and her excellent service to our clients.

In addition to her litigation practice, Lauren also assists clients with their estate planning. Her litigation perspective and experience allows her to identify potential loopholes that may open doors for future challenges and to take proactive measures to address issues at the estate planning stage to prevent possible future litigation.

Awards & Distinctions
  • Corporate/Securities Law Moot Court National Competition representing University of British Columbia, 2009, 3rd place team
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Estate & Trust Litigation
  • Represent parties in committeeship applications
  • Represent executors or beneficiaries in accounting proceedings
  • Represent parties in challenging or defending the validity of Wills
  • Represent parties in pursuing or defending Wills variation claims
  • Represent trustees or beneficiaries in claims relating to trusts
  • Represent parties in probate actions
Estate Planning and Estate Administration
  • Assist financial advisors with the estate planning of their high net worth clients from China
  • Advise executors on estate administration
Strata Property
  • Represent strata corporations in Supreme Court proceedings, arbitrations, mediations and administrative tribunal proceedings regarding diverse condominium disputes including collection of strata arrears, bylaw enforcement, injunctions, governance of the strata corporation, appointment of administrators, and human rights claims
  • Assist strata corporations with bylaw review and drafting, resolution drafting, contract review, and provide opinions on diverse condominium issues and interpretation of the Strata Property Act to ensure the orderly administration and governance of strata corporations
“Lauren always responded to our questions and concerns with great patience, and put our best interests first. Both Lauren and her assistant Jocelyn answered our phone calls and emails quickly, and courteously, something that is unusual this day and age. Her diligent work on our case from start to finish, in a very professional and respectful manner, was greatly appreciated.

Anonymous, Estate executor

“Not only does Lauren offer a vast wealth of substantive knowledge and experience, I have found her to be extremely efficient, always there to assist, patient and easy to work with. She works well with me to achieve the best result for the client with great turnaround time. I would highly recommend Lauren as I can rely on her, and she makes my job much easier!”

Anonymous, Property manager

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Awards & Distinctions
  • Corporate/Securities Law Moot Court National Competition representing University of British Columbia, 2009, 3rd place team
Industry Involvement
  • Canadian Association of Gift Planners
  • Canadian Bar Association, Wills and Trusts
  • Professional Association of Managing Agents
Community Commitments
  • BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, Chinese-Canadian Planned Gift Committee, Advisory Member
  • Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada, 2001-2009, Volunteer
Education & Call to Bar
  • Call to Bar: British Columbia, 2010
  • Juris Doctor, University of British Columbia, 2009
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of British Columbia, 2004
  • Bachelor of Arts, Sichuan Foreign Studies University, 1997
Languages
  • Mandarin
External Publications & Presentations
  • Contributing Author: CLE Practice Manual: BC Probate and Estate Administration: Chapter 4 Devolution of Assets on Death
  • Contributing Author: CLE Practice Manual: BC Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation: Chapter 6 Asset Protection
  • Contributing Author: CLE Practice Manual: BC Strata Property Practice Manual: Chapter 10 Dispute Resolution
  • Presenter: Condominium Home Owners Association of BC Seminars, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017
  • Presenter: Legacies Round Table of BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, 2013 and 2014