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G. Brenda Kaine

G. Brenda Kaine has  litigated cases successfully in the Supreme Court and in the Court of Appeal where her thoroughly researched and principled arguments have been accepted as reasonable and justified – to the benefit of her clients – and  of sufficient scope to determine legal precedent.  These cases made law and have been reported in legal journals; they are now cited in British Columbia courtrooms as guidance in similar cases.

Brenda’s work as lead counsel for the husband in    Stuart v. Stuart   (BCCA 1996) was precedent-setting on the topic of how inheritances are dealt with after relationships end.  In  Ungerer v. Ungerer  (BCCA 1998) the court found that the husband should be relieved of the obligation to support his former spouse, due to her having caused parental alienation. In    Falvai v. Falvai  (BCCA 2008)   Brenda was successful  in persuading the appellate court to overturn a decision of the trial judge who had restrained a client’s right to move to another community with a child of the marriage.  These cases were argued successfully before a panel of judges sitting on the Court of Appeal for British Columbia, the province’s highest court.

Brenda has conducted family law seminars for members of the Canadian Bar Association (BC Branch). A former member of the Board of Directors of the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Society of British Columbia, Brenda also served as an advisor regarding the development of a web site for that organization.  Brenda was a founding member of the Westminster County Family Law Section, dedicated to enhancing the understanding of family law issues within the legal community.

G. Brenda Kaine has a long list of accomplishments in a distinguished career as a lawyer. She practiced law for 24 years in Surrey, prior to relocating to Nanaimo.   From 1992 until 2005, she was with McQuarrie Hunter LLP, a firm established in 1936,   now the largest firm in the County of Westminster.  Brenda’s entire legal career has been dedicated to family law both as counsel and family law mediator, having qualified for that latter distinction in 1998. Since then, Brenda has developed an extensive mediation practice wherein she works with both parties to reach agreement, keeping their matter out of court. When she mediates and consensus is reached, Brenda will draft an agreement reflecting that result.

Born and raised in Quebec, Brenda earned her law degree at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.  Before that, she had obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree at Carleton University in Ottawa. After being captivated by the Canadian west coast during a trip here in 1979, she moved to this province to article (apprentice) in Burnaby. She was called to the British Columbia Bar in 1981 and has resided on Vancouver Island since 2004.

Brenda’s Border Terrier, Stella, can sometimes be found retrieving treats from clients and visitors either at the main PPL office on Bowen Road in Nanaimo, or at the satellite office at Red Gap Centre in Nanoose Bay.

The Nanoose Bay office serves as a useful location for up-Island, central-Island and westcoast-Island clients, who do not have to travel into Nanaimo for consultations. The satellite office, due to its quiet and discrete location, is ideal for mediation and arbitration.

 

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