Life is unpredictable and the law is complicated.

We can help.

Trusted and local, Robson, O’Connor has provided professional legal assistance in Ladysmith and the Cowichan Valley for over 35 years.

Real Estate & Conveyancing

Buying or selling a home, recreational, or investment property is an important transaction.

There can be many details to consider and a lot at stake during a stressful time. Our real estate team can work with you to protect your interests throughout the conveyance process.

Wills & Trusts

We help develop plans and prepare documents, including wills, trusts, powers of attorneys, and representation agreements for health and personal care.

Estate and incapacity planning is an area full of nasty traps for the unwary; let us be your guide. We can assist with planning ranging from the simple to the very complex.

Probate & Estates

Our probate and estates team advises executors, administrators of estates, beneficiaries, and intestate successors.

We assist with navigating all aspects of estate administration, including probate applications and applications for a grant of administration.

We can also help with obtaining a committeeship order.

Corporate & Commercial

We work with clients and their accountants to address a variety of tax planning and operational business needs.

We assist with the routine (e.g., incorporating a new company and attending to annual maintenance for a small business) and more complicated matters (e.g., buying, selling, reorganizing, and winding up a business).

Planning on buying or selling real estate? Our team of professionals helps daily to ensure that the legal mechanics of buying and selling real estate operate smoothly.

Are you among the nearly 50% of Canadians who do not have a will or power of attorney in place? Do you have an out-of-date will that no longer reflects your wishes? Have you meant to deal with it but keep not getting around to it? Please do not keep putting it off – we regularly see the sad results of this.

Have you been named in a will as an executor? Are you considering acting as administrator of an estate? We can help you navigate the job ahead.

Are you starting, running, growing, selling, or winding up a business? From the basics of incorporation and annual maintenance to planning for retiring, selling, or passing a going concern on to the next generation, we can help.

Latest Articles

Trust account

What is a Trust?

A large number of the folks we advise first walk in the door wanting to talk about “having a trust,” “making a trust,” “using a trust,” or having an “in-trust account.” In our experience, very few people arrive with much of an idea of what a trust actually is or the basics of how a trust operates. Fortunately, we enjoy explaining such things.
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Award from First Canadian Title (FCT)

Paul Nettleton and Kiersten Alteen of Robson O'Connor LLP were presented with an award from First Canadian Title (FCT), the primary national company responsible for Title Insurance for Real Estate purchases and mortgages.

Discretionary Trusts and Spendthrift Beneficiaries

Sometimes, one wants to leave an inheritance to a beneficiary, but the beneficiary is not a person to whom large sums of money or valuable assets can be safely given. In a previous article, we discussed using discretionary trusts to provide for someone with a disability who might lose their disability benefits if they inherit too much. This article will discuss a distinct but similar question: How can I leave an inheritance for someone who cannot manage money?

Robson, O’Connor LLP offers a broad range of legal services, from buying or selling a home, refinancing, wills, estate planning, estate administration, corporate and commercial matters, family law, and many things in-between.

Paul, Martin, and an experienced team of five highly skilled paralegals and legal assistants, take great pride in providing the community with quality local legal services in a compassionate and neighbourly manner.