250 595-2220

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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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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.

Summer Hours

Summer is now in session! Our summer hours are as follows: Open at 8:00 am Close at 4:00 pm... 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

Family Law in Newfoundland

BHM lawyers travelled to the other coast of Canada in July to attend the Federation of Law Societies of Canada’s National Family Law Program in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Trudi Brown, co-chair, Suzanne Williams, presenter, Kay Melbye and Laura Atkinson all... read more

Winning Advocacy Skills Workshop

On July 6 to 8, 2016 Samantha Rapoport participated in the Winning Advocacy Skills Workshop, an intensive workshop focused on the skill and art of trial advocacy. Over three days, Sam had the opportunity to hone her advocacy skills before distinguished panels of... read more

Child Rights in Divorce

The rights of children are not always clear when parents separate and divorce.  At the recent Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) 53rd Annual Conference in Seattle. Suzanne Williams, retired BC Supreme Court Justice Donna Martinson Q.C. and Caterina... read more