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