Vivienne is a senior Vancouver lawyer with a broad range of experience in a number of legal areas.
In family law and divorce matters, Vivienne’s focus is on helping clients resolve their issues as amicably as possible, whether those issues involve children, support or asset division.
When it comes to civil disputes, Vivienne has dealt with cases involving a wide variety of subjects, including negligence, defamation, construction defects, copyright and trademarks, shareholder/partnership problems, and business disputes of all kinds.
Vivienne has worked for strata councils and individual owners in Vancouver and throughout the Lower Mainland and has given advice on a number of strata-related issues primarily with a view to helping her clients resolve their problems internally rather than in the B.C. courts.
Employment law is another area that often holds surprises for the unwary employer or employee and Vivienne can provide useful advice to both employers and employees, whether related to written employment contracts or a dismissal.
Vivienne is also able to help clients who have been disinherited, or who have questions about their own or a relative’s will or estate.
Vivienne is a regular volunteer with Access Pro Bono at the Carnegie Community Centre at Main and Hastings in Vancouver.
Vivienne’s first career was as a police constable with the R.C.M.P. in Quebec and Nova Scotia. She obtained her law degree, followed later by an LL.M., from the University of British Columbia.
Vivienne continued to pursue her educational interests and obtained a second LL.M. in information technology and telecommunications law from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. She opened Railtown Law in Gastown in 2011 and recently moved the office to the Northshore.
Vivienne welcomes inquiries and clients from all over the world on matters relating to the law in British Columbia.