Laura Allen

meet laura.

Laura understands that going through a separation or divorce is often the most stressful and traumatic experience that her clients may go through. She works closely with her clients to ensure that they do not just survive their separation, but successfully transition into a secure and stable new chapter of life by obtaining workable and lasting solutions. For Laura, this means taking the time to meet with her client and learn their about their situation and tailor a legal strategy to their specific goals and needs. Laura believes that whenever possible, resolving family matters outside of court can result in a more suitable arrangement for her clients and their families. When needed, Laura will courageously and vigorously pursue her client’s best interests in the courtroom. Laura also recognizes that a divorce involves more than just the law, and will often use the services of other specialists such as accountants, child specialists, and psychologists to ensure that her client and their children successfully transition into their new stage of life.

Laura obtained her law degree from the University of Victoria, and has been practicing family law since she was called to the bar in 2011. She is trained in Collaborative Law and regularly pursues resolution through mediation, arbitration and negotiation. When not in the office, Laura can be found outdoors on British Columbia’s coast, where she enjoys skiing, hiking, surfing and stand-up paddle boarding. Laura values her opportunity to give back to her community and regularly contributes to both local and international initiatives.

True, we [lawyers] build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures—unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men’s burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state. – John W. Davis

meet rossi.

Rossi loves to come to work with Laura and enjoys meeting new people and helping them to feel comfortable and at ease in the office. She is a graduate of multiple classes at Nanaimo’s Best Paw Forward and hopes to be a therapy dog at retirement homes and work with children with special needs when she grows up. Her current pastimes include long walks on the beach, occasionally retrieving her ball, and napping.

carleton university, bachelor of arts, criminology and criminal justice (highest honours); university of victoria faculty of law, bachelor of laws
Areas of focus: collaborative law
phone 1-250-591-1055
fax 1-250-591-6510