Lara J.Branson

Associate

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Practice Areas

Education

  • JD, Schulich School of Law Dalhousie University (2014)
  • BHSc, University of Calgary (2010)

Bar Admission

  • Bar Admission, British Columbia (2015)
Biography

Lara Branson provides legal advice and advocacy in family law and estate law matters. Lara’s practice has been primarily focused on these areas since her call to the bar in 2015.

She regularly advocates for clients’ interests in the British Columbia Supreme Court and the British Columbia Provincial Court. While Lara has substantial court experience, she works hard to resolve disputes early on, helping her clients avoid the costs and challenges of going to trial.

In her family law practice, Lara advises clients with marriage agreements, separation agreements, support, property division, parenting issues and divorce. In her estate practice, Lara has focused on the area of wills variation. Lara has developed an expertise in representing estates in family law matters and well as issues relating to guardianship of children.

In addition to her legal practice, Lara has written several papers for continuing legal education courses in the areas of family law and estate law. Recently, Lara and Mark Slay presented their paper, “Can We Still Be Friends? Family Law Issues in Estate Law”, at the Pacific Business and Law Institute. Lara also volunteers with Access Pro Bono and the North Shore Women’s Centre family law legal clinic.

Outside the office, Lara enjoys skiing and travelling. She also sits on the board of the Vancouver Improv Festival. Although Lara is not an improviser on stage, she is able to think on the spot in court and pursue creative, convincing lines of argument.

"Words cannot express how profoundly thankful we are for all that Lara has done for us."
Estate Litigation Client