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Mary MouatMary E. Mouat, Q.C.

Mary, who was born in Nanaimo, completed her Bachelor of Education Degree in 1982 and graduated from the University of Victoria, Faculty of Law in 1987. Since her call to the Bar in 1988, Mary has maintained an active legal practice in Victoria. Over the years, she has focused her practise and now works exclusively in the area of family law.

Mary’s practice includes collaborative law and she is a roster member of the Hear the Child Society.

A qualified mediator since 1996, Mary is a roster member of Mediate BC and she is called upon regularly by families and lawyers to assist as a neutral mediator in disputes.

Mary’s approach to conflict always includes a large component of compassion and common sense.

Mary has been active in a variety of professional organizations, such as the Canadian Bar Association, B.C. Branch, the Law Foundation of British Columbia and the Victoria Bar Association. Most recently, Mary was appointed to the British Columbia Access to Justice Committee for a three-year term.

Mary remains an active participant in, and presenter at, a variety of legal organizations, including the Continuing Legal Education Society and Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch sections.

Mary has been involved in a variety of community Boards, including the Victoria Women’s Sexual Assault Centre and the Victoria Heritage Foundation and she is currently a member of the Victoria Foundation Board.

Mary has been honoured to receive a number of awards, the Pam Murray Award from the Victoria Bar Association, the Dean’s Cup from the University of Victoria Law School and she was appointed as Queen’s Counsel in December of 2011. In November of 2015, Mary received the Georges A. Goyer, QC award for distinguished service from the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch.

Colin RobinsonColin Robinson

Colin is a true native having lived all his life in the Greater Victoria area.

He is a graduate of the University of Victoria Faculty of Law and is the founding partner of the Quadra Legal Centre, having formed the partnership in 1986.

Colin has been doing general solicitor's work for over 20 years, providing legal advice to clients on matters regarding house purchases, mortgages, wills and estates, estate planning, powers of attorney and representation agreements, corporate and small business issues.

Colin is a recent sessional instructor of Real Property Transactions at UVIC Faculty of Law.

His hard working, friendly, hands on approach has earned him the nickname "Granddad" among his colleagues at the Quadra Legal Centre...or maybe it's because of his grey hair and poor eyesight.

Colin is a member of the Victoria Jazz Society and the Society of American Baseball Research. Colin is the self appointed President of Red Sox Nation, Vancouver Island Division and looks forward to gloating over the Red Sox World Series victory for the next 86 years.

He is also willing to assist the future Miss Universes in whatever capacity necessary now that other Northern Ireland legend George Best has shuffled off this mortal coil.

Michael Holmes

Michael Holmes, graduated from Law School at the University of Victoria in 1987.  He then worked with Jones Emery for 15 years before returning to the family business at Pemberton Holmes, where he is now the owner/manager.

He has been active as a Municipal Councilor for Central Saanich from 1992 – 1995. He was president of Westmont Montessori School from 2003 – 2005. He is also the co-founder of the Rugby Canada Foundation. Michael is practicing exclusively in the area of Real Estate Conveyancing.


Gavin J. Mather

Gavin grew up in the small community of Denman Island and remains close to his roots in the Comox Valley.

Gavin received a Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction from the University of Victoria, where he majored in Hispanic Studies and minored in English.

Gavin obtained his law degree in 2012 from the University of Victoria and, after being called to the British Columbia bar in May 2013, joined Quadra Legal Centre on September 3, 2013.

Gavin’s focus is in the area of Family law, including Child Protection.

Gavin is an active member in the Victoria legal community. He serves on the Executive of both the Family Law and Young Lawyers Sections of the Canadian Bar Association, BC Branch. He is also a member of the Victoria Bar Association and the Trial Lawyers Association of British Columbia.

Gavin is passionate about dispute resolution and justice and is currently a volunteer facilitator and mentor with Restorative Justice Victoria.

In his free time, Gavin enjoys surfing, cycling, and camping. He also enjoys traveling to places where he can speak Spanish, eat great food and get waves.

Lisa JozsaLisa Jozsa

Lisa was born in Ottawa and has studied in Canada, the United States, France, and Puerto Rico. Although she was born in Ottawa, Lisa has deep ties to Vancouver Island, the previous home of her mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

After obtaining her law degree from the University of Ottawa, Lisa completed her articles in Halifax and opened her own practice when she relocated to Victoria in 2013. Lisa is fluent in French et est également contente de pouvoir vous servir en français.

Lisa practises primarily as a solicitor in residential real estate, wills and estate planning, estate administration, and corporate and business law.

Lisa is a member of the Law Society of British Columbia, the Canadian Bar Association, the Victoria Bar Association and l’Association des Juristes d’Expression Française de la Colombie-Britannique.

Lisa also sits on the Board of Directors of the Victoria Sexual Assault Center where she supports the organization’s initiatives on ending sexualized violence through healing, education and prevention.

When not practising law or volunteering, Lisa enjoys outdoor activities and exploring beautiful Vancouver Island.

Clifford ChiuClifford Chiu

Cliff has a Bachelor of Arts degree at Carleton University in Ottawa and graduated from the University of Victoria, Faculty of Law in 1991. Cliff articled in London, Ontario, was called to the Ontario Bar in 1993 and then to the British Columbia Bar later in that same year.

Cliff began his legal career in BC as a federal crown prosecutor in Victoria. Cliff then moved in to civil litigation working first as insurance defence counsel and then in a more hands-on fashion as an independent insurance adjuster. After 15 years as an adjuster and in-house counsel for the adjusting company, Cliff returned to private practice and began practicing primarily in the area of family law.

While Cliff’s focus has shifted to child protection law now that he has joined the Quadra Legal Centre, he continues to act in other areas of family law and for people who have been injured in accidents.

Cliff brings a practical approach to his work, balancing legal principles with economic realities and common sense. He also has a wicked sense of humour.

Since 2010, Cliff has been Chair of the BC Hockey Appeals Committee, hearing appeals from across the province.

When not practising law, hewing wood and drawing water or chauffeuring his teenage children, Cliff enjoys the company of a particular young woman and a glass of fine single malt Scotch.

Cliff’s outside interests include old-timer hockey, not working out, playing golf poorly, travelling with said young woman, yelling at the Toronto Maple Leafs through the television set and chauffeuring said teenaged children (yes, this is here twice).

Dominic MeslinDominic Meslin

Dominic was raised in the Fraser Valley of British Columbia, studied law at Dalhousie University in Halifax, worked for a spell in Edmonton, Alberta and, after working as a lawyer in Metro Vancouver, has made the sensible decision to move to Victoria.

Dominic works in the areas of wills and estates law, business law and real estate law. For 15 years, he has assisted clients with estate planning and administration, real estate conveyencing and business transactions.

Dominic brings a diverse perspective to legal work due to the experience he had in litigation before shifting his focus to real estate, business, probate and estate planning. Dominic is able to think “outside the box” and provide his clients creative, practical and cost-effective solutions to their legal matters.

Dominic’s 15 years of experience in residential and commercial real estate transactions, including purchases, sales, leases and refinances as well as wills, powers of attorney and healthcare representation agreements and represented executors as well as being executor on numerous estate grant applications.

On the business law side, Dominic combines the perspective of a lawyer trained in business law with the experience of someone who ran his own business for five years to advise clients on starting, maintaining, buying and selling their business. A key part of Dominic’s practice has been to work with clients and their accountants to do corporate reorganizations so that their corporate structure is optimized for tax, estate planning or potential sale. Dominic has represented a number of buyers and sellers of franchises so is very comfortable reviewing and advising on franchise agreements.

On the personal side, Dominic works out regularly, enjoys cycling and hiking in the summer and switches to skiing and snowshoeing in the winter. Travel and reading are favourite pastimes enjoyed whenever possible.

Jennifer LangwithJennifer Langwith

Jennifer was born and raised in Victoria and completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Victoria in Art History. As a dual Canadian and British citizen, Jennifer pursued her Bachelor of Laws and Masters of Laws in International Law at the University of Sussex in England.

After law school, Jennifer worked in investigations for a charity, articled with a firm in the Cowichan Valley and worked as an associate lawyer for a downtown Victoria law firm before joining the Quadra Legal Centre.

Jennifer practices as a barrister in the areas of family law, child protection law and estate litigation. As an active member of the Canadian Bar Association, she sits on the Executive of the Vancouver Island Women's Lawyers' Forum as their Legislative Liaison and Secretary. Jennifer is committed to bettering her community and volunteers with the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre's crisis response team, supporting survivors of sexualized violence.

When not in the office, Jennifer enjoys long distance running, hiking, kayaking, cycling, traveling and spending time with her family in Victoria and Nanaimo. She recent took up golf lessons and completed a nine hole course very slowly with a birdie over water; however everything else was well above par.