250 595-2220

What We Do

Family law, from traditional representation in negotiations and Court, to recent innovations such as collaborative law, mediation, arbitration, child interviews and parenting coordination.

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How to Find Us

Brown Henderson Melbye.
#217 – 2187 Oak Bay Ave.
Victoria, B.C. V8R 1G1 map

Tel: 250 595-2220
Fax: 250 595-4440

We are wheelchair accessible.

How To Keep Your Legal Fees Down

We know most clients want to keep their legal costs as low as possible so here are some ideas of what you can do to help yourself. Information Collection Complete your Client Intake Questionnaire. This questionnaire contains basic information your lawyer requires to... read more

Wills Drafting Workshop

On June 23 and 24, 2016, Samantha Rapoport participated in the Continuing Legal Education Wills Drafting Workshop. Sam writes that she was particularly struck by the following passage in the course materials: “It is time to explode the myth that there is such a thing... read more

Success at BC Court of Appeal

On March 15, 2016, The BC Court of Appeal found in favour of a BHM client and made a significant ruling on property rights for common law spouses.   In brief, the court found that common law spouses who separated before the new family law legislation, the Family Law... read more

Access Pro-Bono

On September 16, 2016, Samantha Rapoport was a participating lawyer in Access Pro Bono’s “Pro Bono Going Public” event. Pro Bono Going Public matches local lawyers with people in the community looking for legal information, all in an effort to raise... read more

Orange Shirt Day: Every Child Matters

This Friday, September 30, 2016 the BHM team will be celebrating Orange Shirt Day. Below is an excerpt from the website: “Orange Shirt Day is a legacy of the St. Joseph Mission (SJM) residential school commemoration event held in Williams Lake, BC, Canada, in... read more

The Award Winning Conference

Congratulations! Back in May 2015, Suzanne Williams co-chaired, along with the Honourable Donna Martinson QC, the Access to Justice for Children Conference. We are very proud to announce that this conference has won the Award of Outstanding Achievement in the category... read more