Fiona Hunter

PartnerHorne Coupar LLPWills, Trusts & Estates (British Columbia)

Fiona Hunter is a partner at Horne Coupar LLP of Victoria, British Columbia, named one of Canada's Top 5 Trusts & Estates Law Boutiques by Canadian Lawyer. Fiona practices exclusively in estate planning with an emphasis on trusts and also acts as a mediator in estate litigation.

Fiona Hunter is a partner at Horne Coupar LLP of Victoria, British Columbia, named one of Canada's Top 5 Trusts & Estates Law Boutiques by Canadian Lawyer. Fiona practices exclusively in estate planning with an emphasis on trusts and also acts as a mediator in estate litigation.

Fiona attended Queen's University (B.A.), the University of Alberta (LL.B.) and the University of British Columbia (LL.M.). She has been practicing law in Victoria since 1981.

Fiona was an Assistant Adjunct Professor at the University of Victoria, teaching the Succession course at the Law School there with Mark Horne from 1997 to 2004. She has presented at many professional legal education seminars and conferences, as well as public education seminars, on a variety of estate planning and estate litigation topics, including elder abuse and adult guardianship. She authors the Canadian edition of Drafting Trusts and Will Trusts in Canada, 4th ed., (Markham: LexisNexis, 2016) and is a co-editor of and contributor to two publications: Financial and Estate Planning for the Mature Client in British Columbia (Markham: LexisNexis, updated annually) and British Columbia Estate Planning and Wealth Preservation (Vancouver: Continuing Legal Education Society of British Columbia, updated annually).

Fiona has served as past chair of both the Wills and Trusts Section (Victoria) and the Elder Law Section (B.C.) of the Canadian Bar Association. She is a past president of the Estate Planning Council of Victoria. Fiona has recently completed serving on the boards of the University of Victoria Foundation and the Art Gallery of Victoria and its Foundation. She is a member of the Canadian Bar Association, the international Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners and the Estate Planning Council of Victoria. Fiona has been recognized by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in Canada since 2008.

Education

  • University of British Columbia, LL.M., 1988
  • University of Alberta, LL.B., 1980
  • Queen's University, B.A., 1976

Bar Admission

  • British Columbia, 1981

Associations

  • Canadian Bar Association (including the Past Chair of the Will and Trusts Section (Victoria) and the Elder Law Section (B.C.))
  • Past President, Estate Planning Council of Victoria
  • International Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners

Awards & Honours

  • Lawyer of the Year, Vancouver/Vancouver Island, 2013
  • Best Lawyers in Canada since 2008