Andrea Frisby


Andrea focuses her practice on assisting clients with estate and trust planning and administration. She prepares wills, trust documents, powers of attorney and representation agreements for clients, and also provides legal advice on estate and trust administration. Andrea has authored numerous papers in the areas of wills, estate, trusts and capacity issues and is a frequent speaker on these topics.  Andrea has recently completed the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP) Diploma achieving a Distinction across all four examinations and has her TEP designation.

Recent Professional Publications
  • Chapter 1, CLE British Columbia Probate and Estate Administration Practice Manual, co-editor (January 2016)
  • Chapter 14 of CLE British Columbia Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation, co-editor (January 2016)
  • Chapter 1, CLE British Columbia Probate and Estate Administration Practice Manual, co-editor with Genevieve Taylor (January 2015)
  • Chapter 14 of CLE British Columbia Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation, co-editor with Genevieve Taylor (January 2015)
  • Chapter 12 (Survivorship), assisted Gordon MacRae, Q.C., CLE Wills, Estate and Succession Act Transition Guide (2013)
Papers and presentations
  • “Planning Where Blended Families are Involved”, co-author, (PBLI, January 2018)
  • “The Essential Legal Documents of any Successful Financial Plan”, co-author (CPABC, December 2017)
  • “Pick your Poison: the Planning Pros and Cons of Avoiding an Estate”, co-author (CTF, September 2017)
  • “Planning for Children – Estate Issues” (Children’s Law CBA Section Meeting, 2017)
  • “Planning for Children: Children’s Property and Status (CLE, March 2017)
  • “Without Bounds: Administration Issues for the International Estate (PBLI, January 2017)
  • “Current Approaches to Substitute Decision Making” (PBLI, April 2016)
  • “Pulling the Plug on the Testamentary Trust” (PBLI, February 2016)
  • “Proactive Drafting Tips for Trusts in Family Law” co-author (PBLI, June 2015)
  • “Trusts Under the Family Law Act” (PBLI, April 2015)
  • “Responsibilities Prior to Obtaining the Grant” (PBLI, February 2015)
  • “Repealed, Refurbished and Revamped: Legal and Legislation Update 2014” co-author (Practitioners’ Potluck:  Institute of Chartered Accountants of British Columbia October 2014)
  • “WESA-wise planning: the highs and the lows” co-author (TLABC Seminar, June 2014)
  • “WESA and changes to Intestacy” co-author (TD Canada Trust, March 2014)
  • “The Use of Trusts to Preserve and Protect Settlement Funds” co-author (CLE Personal Injury, June 2013)
  • “Trusts and Family Law”, assisted Gordon MacRae, Q.C. (CLE, June 2013)
  • “Challenging Families and the Use of Trusts” (PBLI, December 2012)
  • “Explaining Disability Trusts” (Personal Injury Law Firm, November 2012)
  • “Trusts and Property Transfer Tax Issues” co-author (PBLI, June 2012)
  • “Administration of Powers of Attorney – Making it all work” co-author (PBLI, December 2011)“The Times They Are a-Changin’” co-author (CLE BC, November 2011)
  • “Respect in the Workplace” (CLE BC, May 2011)

Articles

  • “Spouses in Separate Houses Revisited ((STEP Inside, Newsletter of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (Canada) December 2017)
  • “BC Trust v. Canada Case Comment” (STEP Inside, Newsletter of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (Canada) May 2017)
  • “Recent Changes to Taxation of Real Property in BC” (STEP Inside, Newsletter of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (Canada) January 2017)
  • “Exemption from Prohibition Against Physician-Assisted Death” (STEP Inside, Newsletter of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (Canada) May 2016)
  • “Significant Improvements for Persons on Disability” (STEP Inside, Newsletter of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (Canada) December 2015)
  • “Spouses in Separate Houses: The Definition of Spouse in BC Matrimonial and Succession Law” co-author (STEP Inside, Newsletter of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (Canada) May 2015)
  • “A Remedy to Cure All Wills” (CBA BarTalk, March 2015)
  • “Discretion is not unfettered: Binning House and Fraud on a Power” co-author (STEP Inside, Newsletter of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (Canada) January 2015)
  • “Revisiting the Doctrine of Mistake: Re Pallen Trust” co-author (STEP Inside, Newsletter of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (Canada) October 2014)
  •  “Applying for Probate or Administration in British Columbia: New Legislation, New Rules, New Forms and All That Jazz” co-author (STEP Inside, Newsletter of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (Canada) May 2014)
  • “Where there’s a will there’s a way” co-author (STEP Inside, Newsletter of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (Canada) January 2014)“All in the Family” co-author (STEP Inside, Newsletter of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (Canada) January 2013)
  • “Brave New World: Social Media in British Columbia Courtrooms” co-author (STEP Inside, Newsletter of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (Canada) September 2012)
  • “Organ Donation in British Columbia” (Estates Trusts & Pensions Journal, June 2012)
  • “Renovated, Remodelled or Razed?: Enduring Powers of Attorney” co-author (Estates Trusts & Pensions Journal, June 2012)
  • “Damages in lieu of reinstatement: Not a stealth remedy” (CBA National Labour and Employment Law Section, February 2011)