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Patrice Newman - Partner

Patrice practices exclusively in the area of civil litigation, practicing in BC for the past 10 years. She joined Horne Coupar in 2008, and became a partner in 2013.

Patrice’s practice focuses primarily on estate litigation, personal injury (including ICBC claims), all types of contract disputes, and employment matters. Patrice has conducted trials in all levels of the BC courts. She was recently successful before the Court of Appeal in litigation on behalf of disinherited claimants in a Wills Variation claim. Patrice enjoys finding sensible solutions to the challenging and complex legal dilemmas which her clients face. .

For the past four years, Patrice has been a member of the executive of the Canadian Bar Association’s Wills, Trusts and Estates Victoria section, serving as its chair in 2011-12. Patrice has also presented to her colleagues for the B.C. Continuing Legal Education Society, and often lectures to local employers regarding employment contract rights. Patrice supports junior lawyers as a Canadian Bar Association mentor and has assisted University of Victoria law students with their studies related to civil litigation.

Originally from Alberta, Patrice and her family enjoy the mild weather that Victoria has to offer, and the opportunity to indulge in outdoor activities all year long. She enjoys creative pursuits such as painting and gardening. Her favorite weekend includes a hike in one of greater Victoria’s beautiful parks, followed by good food, company, and wine.