Bruce Thompson

Bruce Allan Thompson, B.A. (Hons), M.A., LLB

Curriculum Vitae

I was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba where I earned my Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Degree in 1971. I then moved to Toronto, Ontario where I earned a Master of Arts Degree in History at York University in 1972.

After returning to Manitoba for a year to begin my legal education, I moved to Vancouver, British Columbia in 1974 where I earned my law degree from the University of British Columbia in 1976. I became a practicing lawyer in British Columbia in September 1977.

In the course of my practice, I have given advice on many kinds of claims including variation of wills, breach of contract and commercial disputes. I have been appointed by the court to serve as a judicial trustee in estate matters. I have also been appointed by the court to serve as the custodian of legal practices and have a wide variety of experience with custodianship issues.

Practicing from my office located in Richmond, British Columbia I can help you to apply to the court for a grant of probate of a will or the administration of an estate, as well as applications to make foreign grants of probate or administration effective in British Columbia.

I can help you with estate administration after a grant of probate or administration has been made including the preparation of executor’s accounts and the necessary documentation to effect distribution of estate assets to beneficiaries or intestate successors.

I have appeared at all levels of court in British Columbia.

A firm believer in the benefits that can come from successful mediation of disputes while recognizing that mediation might not be appropriate for every situation, I am qualified to act both as lawyer and mediator.

When not at the office I can usually be found playing with my grandchildren or practising tai chi.

Bruce A. Thompson - Estate Litigation Lawyer in Richmond, BC


  • 1971 B.A. (Hons) (MB)
  • 1972 M.A. (History) (York)
  • 1976 LLB (UBC)
  • Sept. 13, 1977 Call to the bar of the Province of British Columbia
  • Feb. 7, 2018 Mediation Skills Level 2 (CLEBC)


  • 1977 – 1978
    Rust, McCandess – Articling Student
  • 1978 – 1979
    Allan & Lougheed – associate
  • 1979 – 1981
    Thompson, Guthrie, Casilio – partner
  • 1981 – 1990
    Robertson Peck Thompson – partner
  • 1990 – 2006
    Siddall & Company – partner
  • 2006 – Present
    Bruce Allan Thompson Law Corporation – sole practitioner

Advice on all aspects of litigation since 1981

  • complex civil litigation
  • corporate liability
  • commercial disputes
  • strata property disputes
  • real estate disputes
  • employment disputes
  • estate disputes
  • mortgage foreclosures
  • contract cases

Appearances at all levels of court in British Columbia

  • Provincial
  • Supreme
  • Court of Appeal


  • 1993 – present
    Court appointed custodian and counsel to custodian for the Law Society of of British Columbia
  • 2009 Law Society Succession Planning Committee
  • Mar. 8, 2012 Law Society of British Columbia Practice Support and Resources Succession Planning Webinar
  • 2011 – 2018 Court Appointed Judicial Trustee


  • 1986 – 1997 Director – Pacific Pulmonary Research Society
  • 1990's Umpire – Richmond Girls Softball Association
  • 1980 – 2006 Member, YMCA
  • 1977 – present Member, Canadian Bar Association

Contact Bruce at 604-270-7773 or email him at