Wills Disputes

Resolving Disputes About Wills

Will disputes have the potential to tear families apart and cost a staggering amount of money. If you are in a dispute with your family members over a will, it is important to understand your rights as well as your legal options for protecting them. With so much potentially at stake, it is important to have a lawyer on your side with the experience and resources to succeed.

At the Vancouver firm of QA Law, we represent individuals and families throughout British Columbia in will disputes. We have extensive litigation and appellate advocacy experience.

Strong Advocacy and Winning Strategies in Estate Litigation

We handle a variety of will dispute cases, including disputes involving:

  • Disinheritance
  • Beneficiary issues
  • Inheritance
  • Undue influence and testamentary capacity

Our strength as a firm lies in our team of legal professionals who work toward the common goal of advancing our clients’ interests. We will work closely with you to develop an effective legal strategy for your case, focusing on achieving the best possible outcome for you in a cost-effective manner.

To discuss your will dispute with a proven, knowledgeable lawyer, contact our firm today.

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Phone: 604-601-3809
Fax: Fax: 604-687-3741
Email: RKowalenko@qalaw.com

Paralegal for: Jonathan Corbett 

Rachel Kowalenko

Rachel has been with Quinlan Abrioux since January 2004. She began working as a legal secretary/legal administrative assistant in 1996 and obtained her paralegal certificate in 2007. She has been working as a paralegal since 2007 and has considerable experience in personal injury and insurance defence litigation.

Phone: 604-601-3808
Fax: 604-687-3741
Email: jcorbett@qalaw.com

Paralegal: Rachel Kowalenko
Legal Assistant: Sonja Horstmann 

Jonathan Corbett

Lawyer, Partner

Jonathan has practised in Vancouver since being called to the Bar in 1999 and joined Quinlan Abrioux in 2010. His practice has focused primarily on the defence of professionals in negligence actions. He also has significant experience acting for parties in personal injury claims.

Jonathan has conducted trials at the Provincial Court of British Columbia, the British Columbia Supreme Court and the Federal Court of Canada. He has appeared before the British Columbia Court of Appeal as co-counsel. He appears regularly in Supreme Court Chambers and has experience representing clients at mediations. Jonathan has presented regularly for the Professional Legal Training Course and for the Continuing Legal Education Society of BC. 


Phone: 604-601-3718
Fax: 604-687-3741
Email: dquinlan@qalaw.com

Legal Assistant: Kathleen Kadey

Dennis Quinlan, K.C.


Called to the Bar: 1980
LL.B., University of British Columbia, 1979
B.Comm, University of British Columbia, 1975

Dennis was a founding member QA Law in 1998. Throughout his career, he has practised exclusively in the area of civil litigation, specializing in professional liability, personal injury, insurance and commercial matters. He has appeared at all levels of court in British Columbia including the Federal Court of Canada and Federal Court of Appeal and has acted as counsel in many complex mediations and arbitrations. Dennis has been a regular lecturer at continuing legal education courses involving a wide range of topics and is a past contributing author for the BC Motor Vehicle Accident Claims Practise Manual.

In 2013 Dennis was appointed Queens Counsel and in 2015 was the recipient of the Lee Samis Award from the Canadian Defence Lawyers.

Recently Dennis has decided to shift his focus to expanding his mediation and arbitration practise as mediator and arbitrator, having taken preparatory courses through Pepperdine University, Continuing Legal Education of BC and the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada. The emphasis of his practise is insurance, personal injury and commercial disputes. Dennis is a member of the ADR Institute of BC civil roster of mediators.

Dennis remains at QA Law in the role of Associate Counsel. Outside of his working life, he can be found running slowly around the Stanley Park seawall, riding his bike out to Richmond, cross country skiing at Callaghan Valley and seeking the perfect golf swing at the driving range.