“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Without action, people, businesses and communities alike could not advance. With a unique ability to distill complex issues into practical solutions, Raman understands the relationship between progress and success. She applies this understanding to helping people through complex insurance and estate matters.

As an efficient and cost-conscious lawyer, Raman works to extricate clients from litigation as quickly as possible with a view to mitigate stress, protect interests and preserve resources.

Services

 

Estates & charities

Estate planning Accountings
Committeeship applications Undue influence and incapacity claims
Applications to remove executors Wills variation and partition of property claims

Insurance

Liability, property and coverage claims under commercial liability, motor vehicle and homeowner policies
Coverage opinions
Good faith and fraud expertise

Raman is also highly involved in giving back to both the industry and the wider community.

  • Industry
    • Raman is the past Chair of the CBA Wills & Trusts Vancouver subsection, and she contributes to the CLEBC’s Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation manual, the BC Probate and Estate Administration Practice manual and the Canadian Association of Gift Planner’s Executors’ Guide. Raman is a strong asset for private individuals, financial institutions and charities to ensure that estate matters are resolved in the most financially responsible manner.
    • Raman is also the past Chair of the CBA, BC Insurance subsection, a member of the Insurance Bureau of Canada P&C Decision Panel and presents regularly to the Insurance Institute of British Columbia. Raman is an authoritative voice in the field and educates other industry leaders and practitioners on emerging issues.
  • Community
    • Since a young age, Raman has volunteered with various charitable organizations around the world—an ethic that she inherited from her mother. She has worked with many impactful charities, such as:
      • Third World Eye Care Society in Bolivia
      • The School of Jude in Tanzania
      • First Contact Vancouver, Red Cross
      • Canadian Mental Health Association, Delta Branch
      • South Delta Food Bank

Raman’s experience benefits our clients because she understands their needs: 1) the obligations that insurance professionals juggle when processing claims that affect peoples’ lives; 2) the issues that financial institutions, charities and individuals face when planning and dealing with contentious estates; and 3) the challenges and opportunities of working together as a community.

Maintaining a grounded perspective, Raman helps our clients achieve the objectives that are truly important to them.

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Industry Involvement
  • CBA BC Wills & Trusts Vancouver, Chair
  • Canadian Association of Gift Planners, Greater Vancouver Area Chapter, Executive Member
  • Continuing Legal Education BC – Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation Manual, contributor
  • Continuing Legal Education BC – BC Probate and Estate Administration Manual, contributor
  • CBA BC Insurance Subsection, Past Chair
  • Insurance Bureau of Canada P&C Decision Panel
Community Commitments
  • First Contact Canadian Red Cross, Vancouver
  • Foundation for Human Rights, South Africa
  • The School of St. Jude, Tanzania
  • Third World Eyecare Society of Canada, Bolivia project
  • Canadian Mental Health Association, Delta Branch
Education & Call to Bar
  • Call to Bar: British Columbia, 2007
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of British Columbia, 2004
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of British Columbia, 2000
Languages
  • Punjabi
  • French
External Publications & Presentations
  • Canadian Association of Gift Planners, National Conference in Toronto – How to Deal with Problem Executors, upcoming March 2017
  • Insurance Institute of British Columbia – Short Term Rentals and Insurance Coverage Concerns, September 2016
  • Canadian Association of Gift Planners, Greater Vancouver Area Chapter – Estate Administration & WESA Update, May 2016
  • Canadian Bar Association – How to Prepare Your Solicitor’s File to Withstand Litigation, April 2016
  • Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia – The ABCs of Committeeships, February 2016
  • Canadian Bar Association, National Insurance Webinar – Material Change in Risk and Reasonable Expectations, January 2014
  • Insurance Institute of British Columbia – Duty to Defend, Faith Awards, New Tort of Invasion of Privacy and Legislative Changes, June 2013
  • Insurance Institute of British Columbia – Bad Faith Awards, New Tort of Invasion of Privacy and Legislative Changes, May 2012