Emma A. McArthur*


Emma focuses her practice on estate planning, estate administration, incapacity planning and trusts. Emma has taught estate planning to lawyers in training at the Professional Legal Training Course and presents regularly at continuing education conferences for lawyers, accountants and financial planning professionals. Emma has been recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada each year since 2015 and has a BV Distinguished peer-review rating from LexisNexis-Martindale-Hubbell. Emma is also a winner of the Widdifield Award, presented annually to the author of an article published in the Estates, Trusts and Pensions Journal which best addresses an estate and trust law issue on the basis of originality, technical merit, creativity and contribution to the body of law.


Emma is the President of the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria Foundation board and a member of the board of the Estate Planning Council of Victoria. Emma is also the Past Chair of the Canadian Bar Association Wills and Trusts Section, Vancouver.

Practice Area

Wills, Trusts and Estates

Education & Year of Call

B.A. – University of Victoria 2001
L.L.B – University of British Columbia 2004
Called to the British Columbia Bar 2005
Trusts and Estates Practitioner (TEP) 2016


*Law Corporation