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Betony Rowland
B.Sc. (Hon), JD

Associate

Betony Rowland practices civil litigation with a focus on estates and trusts litigation. Clients seek her advice on a variety of complex estate and trust matters including the validity of wills, wills variation claims, contentious issues with the administration of estates, and disputes involving trusts and gifts to adult children. She also assists clients with committeeship applications.

Betony also practices general commercial litigation, and frequently represents clients in construction disputes, including claims brought pursuant to the Builders Lien Act. She also advises clients on contract disputes and debt claims.

Betony has trial experience in both Small Claims Court and the British Columbia Supreme Court, as well as at the Federal Court of Canada and the Nova Scotia Court of Appeal. She makes regular appearances in chambers on both contested and non-contested matters.

Known for her knowledgeable yet practical solutions, Betony draws from her broad experience in private practice and as in-house counsel to tailor her advice to each client’s unique needs.

A graduate of Dalhousie University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in marine biology and in 2011 with a law degree, Betony was called to the bar in Nova Scotia in 2012 and in British Columbia in 2016.

Outside of work, she enjoys scuba diving, climbing, backcountry camping and hiking. She lives in South Surrey with her partner and cat.

Recently Reported Decisions:

Speaking Engagements:

  • “Wills Variation Update”, Essentials in Estate Litigation 2017 Conference, Trial Lawyers Association of BC, April 2017

Published Works:

  • “How to be Successful in a Wills Variation Claim”, Co-author, Essentials in Estate Litigation 2017 Conference, Trial Lawyers Association of BC, April 2017

Bar Admission

British Columbia, 2016
Nova Scotia, 2012

Education

  • B.Sc. Marine Biology (Honours Co-op), 2007 Dalhousie University
  • J.D., 2011 Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University

Memberships & Associations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Trial Lawyers Association of BC
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Fraser Valley Estate Planning Council

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