Lauren Blake

Areas of Practice

Lauren received a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Toronto in 1991 and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of British Columbia in 1994.  After clerking at the Supreme Court of British Columbia she was called to the British Columbia bar in 1996.  Prior to joining Legacy, she practiced in Vancouver as a litigator for an international law firm.

Lauren’s trust and estate litigation practice focuses on complex estate litigation.  She advises corporate and individual trustees as well as personal representatives and beneficiaries of their legal obligations and duties in all estate matters.  She acts for beneficiaries who question the actions of the trustees of their particular trusts.  She also assists individuals with respect to their rights to vary a will as well as issues relating to the validity of will.

Lauren also has a family practice which focuses on the intersection of estates and family law.

Lauren has authored numerous papers in the areas of wills, estates, trusts and the intersection of estates and family law, and is a frequent speaker on these topics.  She has been recognized by Best Lawyers in Canada (in both Trusts and Estate and Corporate and Commercial Litigation).

Professional Memberships and Associations
  • Member, Law Society of B.C.
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch
  • Member, Vancouver Bar Association
  • Executive Member, Canadian Bar Association B.C. Branch, Wills and Trusts Section