Hamilton Duncan Congratulates Tara Britnell on her Appointment as Queen’s Counsel

Hamilton Duncan Congratulates Tara Britnell on her Appointment as Queen's CounselHamilton Duncan congratulates Tara Britnell on her appointment as Queen’s Counsel. The Queen’s Counsel – which is reserved for no more than 7% of B.C. lawyers – recognizes excellence in the practice of law, professional integrity, good character and leadership in and contribution to the legal profession. Tara is a most-deserving recipient of this honor and Hamilton Duncan is proud to have such a distinguished lawyer among our ranks.

Tara is a senior practitioner in estate and trust litigation. She assists clients with the complete range of complex and challenging estate and trust cases, including undue influence and capacity claims, adult guardianship, construction and variation of wills and trusts, contentious estate administrations, and the identification and prevention of elder abuse.

Tara founded her firm’s estate litigation department and is a dedicated mentor to younger lawyers. Earlier in her career, Tara practised Aboriginal law and drafted the first set of bylaws for the Sechelt First Nation after it became self-governing and was co-counsel for the appellant in the seminal Aboriginal taxation case of Williams v. Canada. She also developed expertise in the areas of defamation and media law, including challenging publication bans and obtaining access to court exhibits. She has presented at numerous legal education programs in her field, is a former member of the West Coast LEAF speakers’ bureau and ran a legal clinic for Battered Women’s Support Services.

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